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Re: Present Evidence Here II
« Reply #630 on: February 02, 2018, 03:21:55 AM »
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Guess aliens don't understand homonyms (night).  And Kirk did this on Mudd's Planet ... to an poorly designed Norman, the android.

No, the literal image of a medieval knight climbing a fireplace poker made no sense to them and gave the standard (brilliant) Earthlings a chance to defeat a vastly technological species who managed to cross interstellar space to get here.  Let's not delve too deeply into the unlikelihood of THAT.

Though if you WANT to explore how that might be possible, read Harry Turtledove's Colonization series.  He really put some logic in there.
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Re: Present Evidence Here II
« Reply #631 on: February 03, 2018, 10:53:53 AM »
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Though if you WANT to explore how that might be possible, read Harry Turtledove's Colonization series.  He really put some logic in there.
But read Worldwar first. Colonization doesn’t make a lot of sense if you don’t read Worldwar.


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Re: Present Evidence Here II
« Reply #632 on: February 07, 2018, 06:48:16 AM »
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But read Worldwar first. Colonization doesn’t make a lot of sense if you don’t read Worldwar.


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Re: Present Evidence Here II
« Reply #633 on: April 17, 2019, 04:36:12 AM »
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Not only can humans not have Not only can humans not have free will, but an omniscient (all knowing) God cannot have free will either, since it will have known from eternity past everything it would ever do and not do, so it would never be able to make any choices at all, since any choice it might make would already have been known to it from eternity past.


To me whether God would know about past, present and future is totally irrelevant to the notion of free will.

Suppose all this creation is a game to God.
Without this creation it would create solitude and a sense to be alone in his mind so to share that enormous bliss that he owns-possess would be a way to solve that problem.

By creating in his mind this universe He would have the possibility to see this creation going from a very low state of consciousness to such an high degree of consciousness that eventually everything in this creation would go back to him and be Him again as the single entity reach that stage.

This is the universal game according to yoga.

Some religions say that God is perfect so to put my logic in this way it may imply that God is not perfect because he needs to be in company beside there are also two other things that God can not do which are that he can not create an other God and that he can not hate anyone.
To me all these points are irrelevant to put the case whether God is perfect or not and I am quite happy to leave the argument to those who wish to argue about whether God is perfect or not because to me He is.

As far as to say that there is no free will all this doesn't follow any logic.

You as a father whether you like it or not are not going to interfere with the free will of any of your kids decision which are now adults.
You may suggest them to do or not to do something but the final decision is theirs.
This is how things go in your family so why God would act differently? 
 

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Re: Present Evidence Here II
« Reply #634 on: April 17, 2019, 08:59:08 AM »
The question of determinism is peculiar to Western theology.  Eastern Christian theology accepts mystery, and doesn't insist on logic.
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Re: Present Evidence Here II
« Reply #635 on: April 17, 2019, 01:41:27 PM »
Western Christian theology doesn't seem to insist on logic, either.
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Re: Present Evidence Here II
« Reply #636 on: April 17, 2019, 06:22:54 PM »
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Western Christian theology doesn't seem to insist on logic, either.

In Catholicism they call is "casuistry" ... it is a special version they use.  Ancient Greek logic is ... I want to be a older male companion of a younger male companion, because gay men of my own age aren't "purdy".
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Re: Present Evidence Here II
« Reply #637 on: April 18, 2019, 10:00:34 AM »
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In Catholicism they call is "casuistry" ... it is a special version they use.  Ancient Greek logic is ... I want to be a older male companion of a younger male companion, because gay men of my own age aren't "purdy".


I think there is a big problem with religions that try to turn their own rot in "PURDY".

After creating lies after lies and turn these lies into something mentally edible to the masses now they find themselves in a situation from which they can not get out anymore.
These lies build up and up and in order to find any decent way out the pile of rot they try once more to create one more lie that suppose to wipe the previous rot away but now the boat is sinking and nothing can be done to prevent the boat to sink down.

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Re: Present Evidence Here II
« Reply #638 on: April 18, 2019, 10:13:09 AM »
This is why the Protestant Reformation happened.  But it opened the doors to secularism aka Enlightenment.  The European materialists however are guilty of cultural appropriation ... Enlightenment belongs to the East, primarily to India.
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Re: Present Evidence Here II
« Reply #639 on: April 18, 2019, 10:57:37 AM »
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This is why the Protestant Reformation happened.  But it opened the doors to secularism aka Enlightenment.  The European materialists however are gusty of cultural appropriation ... Enlightenment belongs to the East, primarily to India.


Actually the situation is more simple than that.

Jesus brought enlightenment to the west as well although the first awaken was given long before by Shiva and Krishna in the east.
Nothing really belong to the east or to the west because when the individual is ready Shiva or not Shiva, Jesus or not Jesus  he or she will get the message.

The old saying is still valid............when the student is ready the teacher will appear.........
 
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Re: Present Evidence Here II
« Reply #640 on: April 18, 2019, 11:03:19 AM »
Jesus is cultural appropriation of Krishna, not Shiva.  John the Baptist is Shiva.
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Re: Present Evidence Here II
« Reply #641 on: April 18, 2019, 11:06:49 AM »
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Jesus is cultural appropriation of Krishna, not Shiva.  John the Baptist is Shiva.


Can you please explain your point?
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Re: Present Evidence Here II
« Reply #642 on: April 18, 2019, 02:15:32 PM »
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Can you please explain your point?

I know you are metaphysical not religious.  That is a finer position to take than most.

There are Jungian archetypes.  Different cultures pull from these archetypes, that are both deep and shallow.  The deep aspects have to do with being a human, they are universal.  The collective unconscious.  The shallower aspects are cultural and regional ... the Spirit is known by many names, and sometimes we need the name as well as the unnamed.  We need both the absolute and the relative.  It is very hard for people to deal directly with the absolute (see Zen).  Even the Logos of Greek philosophy or Johannine theology is superficial, Greco-Roman/Judeo-Christian.

So regardless of any particular ideas of historical cultural appropriation (we know of Hindus and Buddhists and even Chinese who were in the W Roman Empire 350 BCE to 50 CE) and such cultural contacts go back to Sumer and Harrapa ... the metaphorical connection can be thru inner space, not just thru physical space.

Jesus is an apocalyptic salvation figure, so is Krishna.  Krishna with the Gopis is like the non-canonical stories of Jesus as a boy.  And it is possible that a Jewish shaman could have visited Malabar or Kashmir centuries before.  But the connection is at least thru the archetypes/forms.  In addition there were Indians closer to Judea in Antioch and Alexandria.

John the Baptist is a austerity figure, so is Shiva.  Both originally living in the wild places.  Orthodox religion tends to ignore or hide the broader cultural and historical connections.  One can see a whole panoply of syncretism in the NT, Hellenistic religion being of that type.  Rabbinic Judaism is a conservative core of what was once a much broader spectrum of Jewish culture.  Christianity is cultural borrowing of one of several extinct forms of Judaism.  Which could not have happened without Paul.

There are numerous books on the connection of Jesus to Buddhism and even Taoism.  And as syncretism, to Egyptian, Greek and Roman paganism  The point at which this all comes together is, chavurim (pietistic conclave members) coming together, some orthodox (rabbinic) and some heterodox (hellenistic).  New forms of religion for changing times, as the needs of individuals and societies change.
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Re: Present Evidence Here II
« Reply #643 on: April 19, 2019, 04:29:51 AM »
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I know you are metaphysical not religious.  That is a finer position to take than most.

There are Jungian archetypes.  Different cultures pull from these archetypes, that are both deep and shallow.  The deep aspects have to do with being a human, they are universal.  The collective unconscious.  The shallower aspects are cultural and regional ... the Spirit is known by many names, and sometimes we need the name as well as the unnamed.  We need both the absolute and the relative.  It is very hard for people to deal directly with the absolute (see Zen).  Even the Logos of Greek philosophy or Johannine theology is superficial, Greco-Roman/Judeo-Christian.

So regardless of any particular ideas of historical cultural appropriation (we know of Hindus and Buddhists and even Chinese who were in the W Roman Empire 350 BCE to 50 CE) and such cultural contacts go back to Sumer and Harrapa ... the metaphorical connection can be thru inner space, not just thru physical space.

Jesus is an apocalyptic salvation figure, so is Krishna.  Krishna with the Gopis is like the non-canonical stories of Jesus as a boy.  And it is possible that a Jewish shaman could have visited Malabar or Kashmir centuries before.  But the connection is at least thru the archetypes/forms.  In addition there were Indians closer to Judea in Antioch and Alexandria.

John the Baptist is a austerity figure, so is Shiva.  Both originally living in the wild places.  Orthodox religion tends to ignore or hide the broader cultural and historical connections.  One can see a whole panoply of syncretism in the NT, Hellenistic religion being of that type.  Rabbinic Judaism is a conservative core of what was once a much broader spectrum of Jewish culture.  Christianity is cultural borrowing of one of several extinct forms of Judaism.  Which could not have happened without Paul.

There are numerous books on the connection of Jesus to Buddhism and even Taoism.  And as syncretism, to Egyptian, Greek and Roman paganism  The point at which this all comes together is, chavurim (pietistic conclave members) coming together, some orthodox (rabbinic) and some heterodox (hellenistic).  New forms of religion for changing times, as the needs of individuals and societies change.


Actually yoga goes well behind the metaphysical aspect for the simple reason that yoga is 1 or 2% theory and 98-99% practice.

In yoga you do not think or reason in order to obtain knowledge.
In yoga the knowledge emerge from the subconscious mind as you progress in your practice.
This is exactly what Shiva, Krishna, Buddha, Jesus and others were teaching.

What came after these gurus is a different story altogether.

People become lazy and the original teachings are lost in a myriad of invented ideas better known as dogmas.
What we got these days are just dogmas which have nothing to do with the original teachings.
The only thing left today that yoga share with religions is the belief that God exist.


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Re: Present Evidence Here II
« Reply #644 on: April 19, 2019, 09:42:54 AM »
Traditional practices and asceticism aren't populist.  Buddhism faced this same pressure.  The original indigent monk system was replaced with a householder system that tangentially supported the indigent monks.  Lay people ruin everything ;-)  One can easily see this with the original followers of Jesus (not a coincidence).  The Buddha had the advantage of initial monarchial support, and Jesus did not.  Buddhism underwent the same cycle in China and Japan, again with initial monarchial support.  Miuhammad may of may not have been a contemplative ... but once he was the leader of Arabia, he was the monarch.  It took several centuries before the founder of the Han dynasty in China, made Confucianism a part of state-craft (that is also what happened to Gentile Christianity).  Daoism was a competing/contrasting Chinese practice v Confucianism.  It could be said that government sponsorship is also a death kiss.

So yes, yoga as you define it, the usual definition, is an individual practice as a disciple under a teacher.  Zen Buddhism comes close to that.  And both eschew excessive scripture.  One has to suspect that Bodhidharma, who came from S India, was not unfamiliar with yoga ;-)

Let me know if you are interested in discussing Patanjali or yoga in general.  In orthodox Hinduism, the authorities tie Sankhya with Yoga, to make it astika.  I am particularly fond of Sankhya.
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luu shalmaata luu balt’aata
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