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Philosophy of Religion--All Religions, Including Atheists&Agnostics

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Aaah, well, Jae is probably the extreme of one end, and you/Chansen are the extreme the other end.....which kinda destroys the thread of those in the middle.
 
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GOD is an acronym, which some unitheists, which I am, like to use. It stands for Gift Of Discernment, not to be confused with 'God'--the familiar proper noun used by theists. For details check out:
http://www.scienceagogo.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=printthread&Board=1&main=5656&type=thread

Be warned: DA Morgan--he is no longer posting--and Tutor Turtle have their own unhelpful and negative agenda. I am thankful there is an ignore button.
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BTW, if you have the time, check out the first few pages of my thread on PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION, ALL RELIGIONS... which I started using the maiden name of my wife. Turner is also my son's name ( It has over 8, 100, 000 hits and numerous pages) It will give you some idea of Morgan's motives:

http://www.scienceagogo.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=printthread&Board=2&main=1617&type=thread
 
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The following is a link to what is now a rather long-lasting thread, which I started--using my wife's maiden name, Turner--also the name of my son--back in 2007. It is in a science forum with a section for philosophy. This thread now has over 8, 150,000 hits and many controversial pages.

I do not expect anyone to read it in detail. By checking the first few pages, you will get some idea of the overall gist of the thread. For me, it has been fun. Here goes:

http://www.scienceagogo.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=printthread&Board=2&main=1617&type=thread
 

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Atheism and agnosticism aren't religions. But if they are anti-religious, then they could be regarded as belonging to the religious spectrum. The antithesis, if you will.

If, as I feel, reality is in an ultimate state of unity or synthesis, then there is nothing to believe because the unified state can't be verbalized with absolute truthfulness. But it can be experienced, and is being experienced, in the pure, undifferentiated, non-analyzed or unconceptualized experience of reality, as in meditation.

Experiencing this pure reality, and thinking and acting directly from that experience, is my religion. It is beyond philosophy because it is based solely on the pure experience of being.

There you go, Linds, a philosophy of religion that is beyond philosophy.;)
 

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Well, all spectra have their extremes, but the bulk of any spectrum is between the two extremes. It takes both extremes, as well as the broad band in between, to make a whole spectrum.

So, if we want to discuss a spectrum, or get to know it, we have to contemplate and discuss the whole spectrum.
 

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GOD is an acronym, which some unitheists, which I am, like to use. It stands for Gift Of Discernment, not to be confused with 'God'--the familiar proper noun used by theists. For details check out:
http://www.scienceagogo.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=printthread&Board=1&main=5656&type=thread

Be warned: DA Morgan--he is no longer posting--and Tutor Turtle have their own unhelpful and negative agenda. I am thankful there is an ignore button.
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BTW, if you have the time, check out the first few pages of my thread on PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION, ALL RELIGIONS... which I started using the maiden name of my wife. Turner is also my son's name ( It has over 8, 100, 000 hits and numerous pages) It will give you some idea of Morgan's motives:

http://www.scienceagogo.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=printthread&Board=2&main=1617&type=thread
Well. Linds, GOD may be an acronym to you, but to me it is a metaphor denoting the creative power, force or source of the universe.

Because I feel that we are a self-creative and unified universe, I too am a unitheist. However, for people who believe the separate, supernatural, authoritarian God to be the only acceptable definition of God, we are blasphemers, heretics or atheists.:(
 

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Linds, if it wasn't for Tutor Turtle, it would just be you talking to yourself. Which it pretty much is for stretches.

Your threads seem to get views, but not much else. You link to them in places like Twitter and About.com I see. That will drive up views, and a lot of the views will be bot re-indexing the thread for search engines. Bragging about views like you do is pointless, as 8,000,000 views doesn't mean anything when you only have 2000 replies. That's 4000 views per reply, which is a nonsensical ratio. Either there is a bug in the counting system once it reaches a certain number, or Google had issues. One reply for every 4000 views is Nigerian email territory.

And for a subforum called "Not-Quite-Science", you're expanding the definition of "not quite". From what I've seen, I agree with Tutor Turtle, and I think he has been quite reasonable.
 

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Linds, if it wasn't for Tutor Turtle, it would just be you talking to yourself. Which it pretty much is for stretches. ...
So, I have my own private blog on philosophy, psychology, theology, religion and healing!

What's wrong with that?

This means I can send the link of the PRINT-Version of the thread to the many people and forums I know of. From them I get all kinds of responses, by e-mail. I can also insert the print-version in other places to which I write.

... From what I've seen, I agree with Tutor Turtle, and I think he has been quite reasonable.
Have you read what Ms. Ellis, the teacher from Australia called TT's long-winded posts? As she put him on permanent ignore, she called them "mind-numbing". I agreed. Then there is the physicist, Orac. He sure told TT where to go.

So, you agree with TT, eh! Have you ever read his/her profile? Sounds like a robot to me. Maybe you and TT are one and the same! :sneaky: eh!

BTW, more than once, I offered TT the opportunity to have an open and meaningful dialogue. He refused.
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Interestingly, Amaranth Rose II, moderator placed my most recent thread in the Science Section.

Already it has 28 responses--not to mention the e-mails, and 1,347 hits.
Here is the PRINT-VERSION:
http://www.scienceagogo.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=printthread&Board=1&main=5656&type=thread
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First posted, Wed Jul 16 2014 10:32 PM. CHANSEN, the following is a re-edited version of the recent response:
IT SADDENS ME TO SAY THIS, but I will: I did not find much light in the latest mind-numbing response, by TT, to this thread. Much of what was said was Just more of what he infers is: "... spinning of navel lint into infinite dimensional universes and potentials." In his/her so called profile all we get is that she/he is from: "Everywhere and nowhere."

In my experience, nobody that I know of likes to get anonymous letters. I say the same is true of responses from anonymous posters.
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BTW, I acknowledge that mention was made of Buddhism--which I understand is a non-theistic philosophy of religion--for much of which I have a great deal of respect. My daughter, Catherine, has been an avid student of Buddhist teachings all her adult life.

TESLA AND BUDDHISM
Nicola Tesla, the great inventor, was a devout Christian and the son of a member of the clergy. He also advocated that Christians and Buddhists could, and ought, to come together, holistically--working together, getting to know one another, and with others be willing to serve the ecological needs of mother earth and the needs of all human kind who live upon it.

He once said and wrote, "God has no dimensions..."--a point of view similar to that held by unitheists. Check out www.unitheist.org (Warren Farr and I will be updating this site).

To all people who love being open-minded and who have no fear of being up-front, open-faced community and fellowship builders, the welcome mat is out