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Had a great time, thanks for having us

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Agreed!

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Feb 11Liked by κρῠπτός, Johann Kurtz

The baby question is fascinating to me, and touched the heart of one of my key frustrations with many (meaning the vast majority) Christian friends and acquaintances in my life. Making moral decisions is hard. You have to have to live with the consequences, and even more so knowing God will judge you. And many Christians have the conceit to use the Bible as a shield, protecting them from having to make difficult decisions, by pretending the Bible has a black and white answer on everything (see: their interpretation) and therefore no more thinking need be done. And if I draw their attention further down the road of their decisions, they cry „so you think the end justifies the means?“.

The buck stops at whatever the Christian thinks is the ‚right thing to do‘, and no further thinking need be done.

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Feb 11Liked by κρῠπτός

Great discussion. I wonder if this wisdom idea gets a whole new dimension with the Holy Spirit in dwelling us believers. When Christ told his disciples to not worry about what they would say to the authorities or when persecution came, but they would know what to say in the moment. Wrote about this as well on Twitter, about us moderns being so captivated by the frame we are in, that we can’t see truth in stories. We want them to be positivist scientific accounts of history or science and I suspect we are mad at God for not just laying out simple facts of life or how old the earth is. Great discussion again. Work adjacent to machine learning in complex natural systems and he was spot on.

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Feb 10Liked by κρῠπτός

would you do these in twitter spaces so that other people could also engage in these discusdions?

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Feb 8Liked by κρῠπτός

This is basically the idea of 'Conservative Revolution', attecking modernity from both premodern and postmodern points of view

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Feb 8Liked by κρῠπτός

Meanwhile every possible idea, opinion and point-of-view ever made about the nature of existence in all times and places is now freely available on the internet - from the most degraded to the most sublimely beautiful. And everybody is now face-to-face, even instantaneously.

Which is to point out that everyone is now obliged to critically example all of it with informed discriminative intelligence, especially the self-serving presumptions of their own inherited "religious" pronvincialism.

But how does anyone even begin to do so!

Never mind too that two thirds of the worlds human population are not Christian. And a hugely enormous majority of Christians do not share your self-righteous point-of-view, justifications.

So how are you three commissars going to enforce your minutest of minute limited mis-understanding of the nature of Reality on the more than seven and half billion human beings who, quite rightly disagree with you.

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Feb 8Liked by κρῠπτός

The only thing or phenomenon that makes or keeps any religious or Spiritual tradition alive is the periodic appearance of now-time living Saints, Yogis ,Mystics and Sages who have to one degree or another Realized something remarkable (and paradoxical) about the nature of existence and thus broken out of the collective trance-state or mind created trap of the culture in which they, as if out of nowhere, spontaneously appeared.

Their very presence creates a subtle "vibe" which to one degree or another purifies the collective trance-state/trap. Their success depends on other human beings responding in kind. Unfortunately Westerners whether secular or so called religious in their persuasion have no understanding or appreciation of the appearance of such Living Realizers.

Such a Realized being (male or female) has not appeared in the Western (Protestant & "catholic") world for many centuries now (500 years or more). In this time and place when both the now world dominant paradigm of left-brained scientism (or scientific materialism, and the self-serving left-brained religiosity of institutional religion have effectively conspired to enforce a gross-level order upon all human beings.

And of course sinners, who are by self-definition and always dramatized action entirely Godless always create hell on earth.

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Nice! Many words, but not too many...hmmm, that reaminds me;

(high frequencies can look like attention deficit, btw, not defensive, lol)

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Theoretically,

-

If you bumped into a

Random Capitolizing,

Zen Buddhist,

Unbaptized,

Barbarian,

Renegade Catholic Monk,

patiently awaiting news

of the Dali Lama’s self-immolation,

as his just reward for falling to pedophilia,

would you wisely flee,

or feign blindness?

I think not.

~

Do I feel a famillar courage in this room?

A courage others would label foolish?

But let me not presume.

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For any reason,

or none,

you see,

I don’t find imposition fun,

ask me to disappear,

and it will easily

be done.

~

Simply said;

I find so much truth here

it makes me want to play.

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deletedFeb 7Liked by Duncan Reyburn, κρῠπτός
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