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cunts talking about kant

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[upanishadic]
"The divinest things--religion, love, truth, beauty, justice--seem to lose their meaning and value when we sink into lassitude and indifference. In such mental state we, together with what is not ourselves, verge in consciousness toward the confines where all that is or has been or can be appears shadowy and unsubstantial. It is a state altogether different from that of the callous and dull, who have no perception of spiritual truth, no definite notions of anything. It is in fact not a state, but a passing obscuration, a moral syncope, a temporary inability to think or love or hope or take delight in aught. It is a signal that we should quit meditation and books, and go out into the open air, into the presence of nature, into the company of flocks and children, where we may drink new health and vigor from the clear and full-flowing fountains of life, afar from the arid wastes of theory and speculation; where we may learn again that it is not by intellectual questionings, but by believing, hoping, loving, and doing that man finds joy and peace."

- John Lancaster Spalding
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[User Picture]From: coldstilllife
2009-04-02 02:40 pm (UTC)

idk these are on my facebook

I was brought up in a religious household. I don't go to church. I don't necessarily buy into any officially structured version of spirituality. But I have my own version of it ... I don't really know what happens when you die. I don't like the idea of being buried. I would prefer to walk out into the desert and be eaten by birds ...
- Elliott Smith

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours"
- Stephen Roberts
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[User Picture]From: essius
2009-04-02 05:57 pm (UTC)

Concerning the second quotation

Atheism about gods that are imperfect does not entail atheism simpliciter. Classical theists embrace a "perfect being" theology, contending that the Divine must exist perfectly. Some believe this is demonstrable by reason, and argue from the inadequacy of finite causes to account for finite being. Others rely solely on revelation, holding strong to weak forms of fideism. So rhetoric aside, understanding the rejection of "all the other possible gods" does not logically necessitate an understanding of why one would reject the classical conception of God as a perfect being.
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[User Picture]From: coldstilllife
2009-04-02 06:08 pm (UTC)

Re: Concerning the second quotation

You do realize, of course, that he wasn't debating the term "atheist"
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[User Picture]From: essius
2009-04-02 06:14 pm (UTC)
Yes; my argument is that his statement is false. One can understand why one rejects other gods without understanding why one would reject the existence of a perfect being, i.e., God.
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[User Picture]From: coldstilllife
2009-04-02 07:44 pm (UTC)
He was just being clever. Or at least that's how I'm taking it. I realize it's not exactly true if you read it as is, but in a sense, he's just saying "don't attack my lack of faith unless you want me to attack your faith"
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[User Picture]From: upanishadic
2009-04-02 11:08 pm (UTC)

Re: Concerning the second quotation

neither is he
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[User Picture]From: essius
2009-04-02 05:58 pm (UTC)
Word.
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[User Picture]From: upanishadic
2009-04-06 07:27 pm (UTC)

Re: found this on a tea bag

i don't know how much i agree with this.
perhaps this is true, but i believe that feelings > thoughts for the mental sanity of a person
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[User Picture]From: upanishadic
2009-04-07 05:54 pm (UTC)

Re: found this on a tea bag

very true
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[User Picture]From: le_baumer
2009-04-12 04:14 am (UTC)
"uninhibited fingers for the unfathomable"
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