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Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-23-2017, 11:48 PM
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Posted By Grace Gabriel
Keeping that gem for the title....

Keeping that gem for the title....
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-23-2017, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Grace Gabriel
I don't need to do any soul searching City - i'm...

I don't need to do any soul searching City - i'm entirely at ease in my own pov - I need other people's.

BP has been fantastic so far because he is the ONLY person who has engaged personally with...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-23-2017, 01:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,461
Posted By Grace Gabriel
Hey CB, Thanks for your recommendations -...

Hey CB,

Thanks for your recommendations - all well-charted terrain for me. I can remember reading "Autobiography of a Yogi" many moons ago when I was young, and fell in love with its...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-21-2017, 02:44 PM
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Views: 2,461
Posted By Grace Gabriel
Icon12 Noooo Bluey, therein does NOT lie the question I...

Noooo Bluey, therein does NOT lie the question I keep asking!

I want to know how you, Monsieur Bleu, would react to a deity appearing amongst us? How d'you think today's society would handle it?...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-20-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By Grace Gabriel
Stop showing off with your ship. I might be...

Stop showing off with your ship.

I might be clinging to driftwood, but it's my powerful legs kicking this bitch across the ocean...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-20-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 112
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Posted By Grace Gabriel
Icon11 Oh yeah ;)

Oh yeah ;)
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-20-2017, 06:55 AM
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Posted By Grace Gabriel
Icon7 Myers, how are you getting your smilies to work?

Myers, how are you getting your smilies to work?
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-20-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,461
Posted By Grace Gabriel
I agree - I think there is an enormous wealth of...

I agree - I think there is an enormous wealth of natural humanity that has love and compassion in abundance for no higher purpose than the love and consideration of others.

Being humble or...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-20-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,461
Posted By Grace Gabriel
(@ Myers) By the term "own god" I mean the...

(@ Myers) By the term "own god" I mean the expectation that everything in your life will be the product of your own volition and hands.

No, it doesn't exclude dependency on each other - and the...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-20-2017, 06:16 AM
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Posted By Grace Gabriel
(@ Bluey) Exactly, yes, you would have to "lose...

(@ Bluey) Exactly, yes, you would have to "lose the parts of yourself that keep you from becoming the divine".

But Bluey -If the deity hasn't changed the person's mindset - why would they WANT...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-20-2017, 05:19 AM
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Posted By Grace Gabriel
So, you are your own god then. If there is...

So, you are your own god then.

If there is nothing else to appeal to as a higher power - and you believe from dust you came and to dust you shall return - you're entirely self-sufficient.
...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-20-2017, 05:05 AM
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Posted By Grace Gabriel
I don't accept that altruism is based in...

I don't accept that altruism is based in self-preservation.

I think that people have varying propensities for empathy. Some people are so attuned to what goes on around them, that someone else's...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-14-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 112
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Posted By Grace Gabriel
Thanks for that Prod - yes, I agree with you. ...

Thanks for that Prod - yes, I agree with you.

It's down to experiencing a personal connection - we can only really understand what we have experienced ourselves.

I don't really see how a god...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-13-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,461
Posted By Grace Gabriel
If a deity of limitless love and compassion...

If a deity of limitless love and compassion spared your life and enlightened you as to how to be a better man - surely it's YOU who needs to do the work to impress - not the deity?

If the deity...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-13-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By Grace Gabriel
He's just saved your life. He's shown you...

He's just saved your life.

He's shown you and your family how you can improve the World by caring about others and being motivated by love.

But you said that wouldn't be enough for you to...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-13-2017, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Grace Gabriel
...in other words BP, how will" this fucker bring...

...in other words BP, how will" this fucker bring it" ?

If we are given grandiose shows of power - a bit of supernatural show boating - it might well impress us - but could it change us for the...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-13-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By Grace Gabriel
So what about changing the MO? Wouldn't any...

So what about changing the MO?

Wouldn't any attempt to do that make our superior being less than perfect?
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-13-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,461
Posted By Grace Gabriel
This is the bitch of it though BP - how would we...

This is the bitch of it though BP - how would we know?

Take Cliff Richards for example. Clean living, donated millions to charity, appeared to be a person without vice. Allegations were made. ...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-13-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,461
Posted By Grace Gabriel
An enlightened being and an avatar are not the...

An enlightened being and an avatar are not the same thing - an avatar is saying he is god in the physical form.

With reference to Sai Baba - he left a considerable legacy behind and lived out his...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-13-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,461
Posted By Grace Gabriel
Mitts off B.P - i'm doing all the pedalling here....

Mitts off B.P - i'm doing all the pedalling here.

Actually, there already has been one who tried to transcend the menial differences and unite them:

"There is only one religion - the religion...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-13-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,461
Posted By Grace Gabriel
Interests me too. Every established religion...

Interests me too. Every established religion has an accepted form of their deity.

What if the newcomer didn't conform to any of them - yet espoused the same principles?
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-13-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,461
Posted By Grace Gabriel
No, it really won't darling. Your experience...

No, it really won't darling.

Your experience is clearly limited to dogs.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-13-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,461
Posted By Grace Gabriel
The rest of us at the table are still being...

The rest of us at the table are still being intellectual - you were lifted down from your high chair for flinging pudding at the guests.

And as for your preliminary rounds - just let me know when...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-13-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,461
Posted By Grace Gabriel
True enough bluewpc - yet even if we start with...

True enough bluewpc - yet even if we start with the wonder of creation drawing us to the conclusion that only a non-contingent being could be the catalyst to all this - how would we receive an...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-13-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,461
Posted By Grace Gabriel
Gaines, there's no need to be embarrassed about...

Gaines, there's no need to be embarrassed about crapping your pants in public - certainly nobody's going to buy your story of doing it to torment me with its smell.

I don't want to respect you. I...
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