Author Topic: Latest look in the mirror ...  (Read 2889 times)

Offline Baruch

Latest look in the mirror ...
« on: July 10, 2019, 07:31:33 AM »
Wanted to revisit this for Unbeliever ...



This is you.  And you aren't harmless.

1. Consistent egotism ... yes, I am a demi-god and so are you.  Not better than others, simply unequal, because ... we are unequal.

2. Behavioral chaos ... follows impulse and instincts ... that is how I post.

3. Insincerity ... but I am very sincere in my postings (aside from jokes and satire).

4. Parasitic lifestyle ... I worked as a government contractor for 32 years.  But I also give to others.

5. Disgust threshold ... I don't like horror movies.  But I enjoy war games.

6. Don't like looking people in the eyes.

7. I don't enjoy being around upset people.  Don't usually want to be involved in other people's problems.

Moral .. no two psychopaths are alike ;-9
« Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 07:47:18 AM by Baruch »
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Re: Latest look in the mirror ...
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 01:29:47 PM »
1. Consistent egotism ... yes, I am a demi-god and so are you.  Not better than others, simply unequal, because ... we are unequal.

Nah, I'm only a 64th god - a hemidemisemigod.
God Not Found
"There is a sucker born-again every minute." - C. Spellman

Offline Draconic Aiur

Re: Latest look in the mirror ...
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 02:18:39 PM »
According to that logic I am a psychopath too

Offline Sal1981

Re: Latest look in the mirror ...
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 04:15:32 PM »
Well I ain't one, according to that short list.
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool" --- Richard P. Feynman

Offline Baruch

Re: Latest look in the mirror ...
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 06:25:06 AM »
According to that logic I am a psychopath too

But aren't all psych questions ... fuzzy?
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline Baruch

Re: Latest look in the mirror ...
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 06:25:45 AM »
Well I ain't one, according to that short list.

The craziest people are the ones who don't think they are ;-)
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline Sal1981

Re: Latest look in the mirror ...
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 12:20:05 PM »
The craziest people are the ones who don't think they are ;-)
And the sane people are able to evaluate their sanity when they are informed of the characteristics of insanity.
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool" --- Richard P. Feynman

Offline Baruch

Re: Latest look in the mirror ...
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2019, 12:33:43 PM »
And the sane people are able to evaluate their sanity when they are informed of the characteristics of insanity.

More like buddhist masters.  Takes one to know one.  If you think you are one, and you are not, then you are deluded.  So sane people know sane people, but self examination is ... marginal.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline Cavebear

Re: Latest look in the mirror ...
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2019, 05:10:09 PM »
Wanted to revisit this for Unbeliever ...



This is you.  And you aren't harmless.

1. Consistent egotism ... yes, I am a demi-god and so are you.  Not better than others, simply unequal, because ... we are unequal.

2. Behavioral chaos ... follows impulse and instincts ... that is how I post.

3. Insincerity ... but I am very sincere in my postings (aside from jokes and satire).

4. Parasitic lifestyle ... I worked as a government contractor for 32 years.  But I also give to others.

5. Disgust threshold ... I don't like horror movies.  But I enjoy war games.

6. Don't like looking people in the eyes.

7. I don't enjoy being around upset people.  Don't usually want to be involved in other people's problems.

Moral .. no two psychopaths are alike ;-9

You lost me at "1".  I am; you're not...
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!

Offline Baruch

Re: Latest look in the mirror ...
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2019, 06:35:47 PM »
You lost me at "1".  I am; you're not...

"I am" in Johannine Gospel, claiming to be G-d, not demi-god.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline Cavebear

Re: Latest look in the mirror ...
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2019, 11:38:10 AM »
"I am" in Johannine Gospel, claiming to be G-d, not demi-god.

Have you really contemplated "demi-god"?  How could there be half of omnipotence?
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!

Offline Baruch

Re: Latest look in the mirror ...
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2019, 11:46:46 AM »
Have you really contemplated "demi-god"?  How could there be half of omnipotence?

More literalism.  Metaphor, simile etc don't exist.  Nuance is ... nonexistent.

Yes, it has taken me 60+ years to understand this concept.  And that puts the kibosh on atheism for me.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline Cavebear

Re: Latest look in the mirror ...
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2019, 12:19:58 PM »
More literalism.  Metaphor, simile etc don't exist.  Nuance is ... nonexistent.

Yes, it has taken me 60+ years to understand this concept.  And that puts the kibosh on atheism for me.

Actually, I've always thought that you were "not an atheist" only because you couldn't truly imagine the universe existing without you in it.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!

Offline Baruch

Re: Latest look in the mirror ...
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2019, 01:56:03 PM »
Actually, I've always thought that you were "not an atheist" only because you couldn't truly imagine the universe existing without you in it.

If you can imagine the universe, without yourself, then you are psycho.  That is a self contradictory (literally) position.  And this isn't a half-full/half-empty choice.  Basically it is a transcendent claim, not immanent.

I can imagine a universe with no humans.  How is that a good thing?  How is that different than imagining that there are unicorns in it.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2019, 02:25:29 PM by Baruch »
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline Cavebear

Re: Latest look in the mirror ...
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2019, 02:15:42 PM »
If you can imagine the universe, without yourself, then you are psycho.  That is a self contradictory (literally) position.  And this isn't a half-full/half-empty choice.  Basically it is a transcendent claim, not immanent.

I can imagine a universe with now humans.  How is that a good thing?  How is that different than imagining that there are unicorns in it.

I imagine my death after life as "a book half read" or something like that.  You really CAN'T conceive of true death, can you?  I have no problem with it.  Its like you were a swatted fly or stomped ant.  Nothing, no future thoughts, no "somewhere to exist afterwards", "a cessation of existence", "you aren't around anymore", etc....

You really don't get it, do you?
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!