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About mauGR1

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  1. Had to look for the meaning of "moony " and if i got that correct, I've been rather moony recently... on "turning the other cheek", it looks to me like a highway to instant enlightenment, but it's easier said than done.
  2. Being tolerant it's easy peasy, but dealing with the intolerant not that much
  3. The other day i came across Karl Popper's paradox... : The paradox of tolerance states that if a society is tolerant without limit, its ability to be tolerant is eventually seized or destroyed by the intolerant. Karl Popper described it as the seemingly paradoxical idea that in order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance. ....For those who are interested in philosophy, this is imho a succinct explanation why every society, be it religious or scientific is doomed to become intolerant . it follows that being tolerant is not always a good thi
  4. Exactly my thoughts, the much derided "pseudoscience " is mostly harmless, while there are plenty of "real" scientists who sell their souls for profit, without a thought for the well being of the majority of people. Science without a moral code should not even be called science imho. Same as religion, science in the wrong hands can be dangerous.
  5. It's kind of funny that to promote some scientific righteousness, you are quoting a science-fiction novelist. Yet i wonder if you can get the irony
  6. I was very much in agreement until the last sentence. Are you really convinced that only religion is hiding secrets? Anyway it would be always better in general to weight carefully the pros and cons, before judging, and your post is doing a good job at that.
  7. Let's say that i would like to share you optimism, when Obama got elected I felt optimistic for 1 or 2 days too. So, if even doctors and priests appear to be profit-driven, you can imagine what about the rest, the only hope we have is some miracle to happen.
  8. From my point of view it will get worse before it gets better. I have to confess that some day i see a giant asteroid as the less evil of solutions
  9. A blip eh.. in my very personal point of view, profit rules the whole society worldwide, and we haven't seen the worst yet. Religion was not a solution for healing the world's illness, but I can't see any improvement when money has become god.
  10. Psychic powers are not evidence of the existence of a supreme being, by the way, and I'm not defending charlatans, which undoubtedly exist. To answer your question, I'm convinced that psychic powers, like having visions of past or future events, exist, but they cannot be forced at command, they simply happen without warning, as a gift from higher realms. Personally, just watching the order of the universe and its laws it's a miracle, i can believe in intelligent design without any other evidence.
  11. I am skeptical too about psychic powers, but you'll have to concede that the kind of evidence demanded by official science is unrealistic. .. So I'm quite skeptical about mr. Shermer's claims that mr. Cayce was a fraud.
  12. Yes, i have a similar vision too, life is God and thus eternal; what is destruction is a new creation, never identical, but similar, as we can see in the material world.
  13. Yes, everything is possible. I meant to say that it will be difficult for humans to prove anything, if humans cease to exist.
  14. I was having some similar thoughts, perhaps faith and skepticism are at the opposite sides of a spectrum, but it could be difficult to say where is the "right balance " . That said, fanatics of faith and fanatics of skepticism leave me perplexed in the same way.
  15. This sentence i have to remember the next time i argue with some 'infidel ', it's very much spot on
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