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Interzone / Re: the dream thread
« on: April 26, 2013, 09:33:29 AM »
A few nights ago I dreamt I was captive in a Nazi-esque prison camp. I remember shedding a tear for the suffering for all my fellow prisoners (repressed emotions I'm assuming; I haven't cried in a really long time), which somehow imbued me with the power to fly away. Flying is always a blast: you feel the wind in your face, you see the landscapes sprawled out beneath you, and you feel wholly at peace with yourself and the world. Then those pesky power lines get in the way and the dream ends.

Interzone / Caffeinated beverages
« on: March 18, 2012, 06:33:14 PM »

Tea for life bitch
Hear hear!

Coffee is a great aphrodisiac and laxative. But green tea will forever be the ultimate beverage of wakefulness and relaxation.



Making something more available to the common rabble does not make it more meaningful. The traditional Latin mass is a powerful ritual BECAUSE it's said in a liturgical language. It's powerful BECAUSE it's aesthetically impressive, complex, and regal. It employs chant to incite feelings of reverence for the divine. It's meaning is derived from the very impressive ritual of literal, flesh and blood union with the divine, without needing to have it explained in the vulgar tongue of the people. The Novus Ordo mass is a sham, because tradition and transcendent beauty have been eschewed in favor of catchy sing-along protestant hymns and ham-fisted sermons regurgitating lazy, lowbrow moral teachings that can be easily applied and assimilated into the already worthless false altruism of the congregants.

With regard to recognizing parallels with other Christian denominations, they flat out shouldn't unless it's Orthodoxy, because protestantism is worthless.
OK first of all, there's no way in hell the images in those video came from real liturgies, just about all of them are heretical and in no way should be representative of modern Catholicism.  Some bishops are more liberal than others, sure, but women priests? Not in a million years.

I too wish that parishes would play Palestrina instead of ham-fisted hippie hymns, I'll give you that,  but insofar as the Church speaking in the tongue of laymen, it really doesn't matter; what goes on behind the words is the same as it has always been. The "flesh and blood union with the divine" is stilll there.

Start with Vatican II and the Novus Ordo mass. You'd have to be completely fucking delusional to think Catholicism isn't pandering to the modernist masses at every opportunity.
Pandering? I don't think so. External appearance may have changed but the essence remains the same.

Vatican II - The Church realized that they're not an island and recognized a degree of parallelism between other Christian denominations.

Novus Ordo - They made mass understandable, thus more meaningful.

You could compare the changes to that of ANUS and the Amerika blog. Amerika is more palatable, but at the same time more substantial, because it avoids clubhouse mentality.

Interzone / Re: How to get brutally strong
« on: March 10, 2012, 06:33:15 PM »
The gym can be scary to newcomers but don't ever be afraid of the dudes that are stronger than you: they were scrawny at some point just like you.  Gyms exist for the purpose of self-improvement, so their communities have a good attitude and long-time gym rats would be happy to lend you a spot should you need one.

Until you get close to reaching your genetic plateau, there's no need for fancy workout routines.  Just do bench, squats, or deadlifts every day, and supplement those with workouts that hit the same muscle groups. For example, if you bench, supplement with shoulder and arm dumbbell exercises. If you deadlift, supplement with pullups and rows. If you squat, supplement with more leg work. The reason these three workouts should form the core of your lifting is that they hit your central nervous system the hardest and work the largest amount of muscle; your nerves will get steelier quickly and you'll also hit the maximum amount of growth hormone output. Basically, you'll get really strong, really fast.

I'm still a noob when it comes to eating healthy, but for getting stronger, try to match your body weight with grams of protein daily. Try not to use powders for more than 50g.

Metal / Re: Power/Progressive Metal: Not just for Pedophiles
« on: March 10, 2012, 06:05:31 PM »
Amdist the sea of flowery dreck in today's power metal scene, Lost Horizon stands head and shoulders above the rest. Ethereal Magnanimus, aka Daniel Heiman, has a voice that emanates pure manliness; he may well be the most powerful singer since Bruce Dickinson.  Transcendental Protagonist, aka Wojtek Lisicki, forges songs that shine with thunder, force, and might. This band is pure majesty, check 'em out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj5PWLXC7Qo (be sure to watch part 2)

http://www.oncelosthorizon.com/aflametothegroundbeneath/bandmessage.html (a manifesto of sorts, they hit the nail on the head with their definition of metal as a way of life.)

Haha if I didn't know better I'd think this is a bad joke. Are you really telling me the Catholic church for at least the past 100 years and probably longer hasn't been making more and more concessions to the crowd?
Enlighten me: How has it changed?

How is the typical nosepicking asshat, who can't even consistently vote someone competent into office, expected to have the least concept of the majesty of Divinity? Where is this authoritarian church anyway? Does not exist. Probably illegal.
The typical nosepicking asshat can gain an understanding of divinity by being humble and realizing he is just an infinitesimally small part of something very grand. The church I'm speaking of is the Vatican, and while it might not be the empire it was in medieval days, Catholicism itself has barely changed at all in its 1,000+ years of existence, and will never bend over for the crowd. True tradition.

Metal / Re: Mental Tablature
« on: March 06, 2012, 02:16:57 PM »
Yes, I do something similar except visual; it's based on this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzR9bhei_o). And you're right, it does detract from spirit and textural nuance but it's a good way of keeping the musical part of the mind keen. Anyways, enjoy your perfect pitch, BSM.

How can Christianity, in which complete submissiveness towards divine authority is seen as the ultimate good, be misconstrued  as anti-authoritarian?  Compared to the deification of man seen in Eastern "that art thou" religions, I'd say true Christianity is the most authoritarian religion around.

Interzone / Re: Dragons exist(ed)!
« on: March 01, 2012, 10:09:15 PM »
Have any of you guys read Eragon? It's about a dude with a telepathic connection with his intelligent dragon partner.  It really captivated my imagination as a kid.

Interzone / Re: Atheists now dumber than religious people
« on: March 01, 2012, 09:16:46 PM »
Perhaps the modern disillusion with religion and spirituality is an expression of the narcissist protecting his human rights to indulgence and isolation.  
I've noticed the recent 'dark' trend as well. But do you really prefer the squeaky clean heroes of the 1950s? Even the pagan Gods you mentioned were often ignoble and prone to having children out of wedlock and whatnot. Besides, isn't this site all about the dark side of reality? It confounds me when people on this forum spin lofty words about purity and virtue when there's the Altar of the Goat or whatever.

I myself struggle with the darkness question: is it ok for one to have a dark side, or is it just an excuse to be a manchild? I think that unless a great tragedy has befallen you in your lifetime, ie the death of a loved one, you really don't have any reason to be dark, and to do so you'd only be wearing a mask. 

Interzone / Re: Becoming a Priest
« on: January 20, 2012, 02:19:25 PM »
...I was raised Catholic...
As was I. Even now, I consider myself an 'agnostic Catholic'; I still live with my family and they expect me to go to church, so I do. Most of the doctrines are downright silly (transubstantiation, the resurrection story in general), but the heart of the faith is still Perennialist, and the congregation is composed of compassionate, intelligent people whom recognize and reject prevailing modernist philosophies, like hedonism, individualism, and minimalism.

I wish HomunŠulus would have explained what exactly he intended to change about the religion and how he intended to do so. I respect his intentions, but the endeavor seems foolhardy.  Just as other posters have mentioned, Christianity wouldn't be Christianity without Christ and the New Testament, which puts forth many ideas inimical to ANUSian standpoints like such as racialism, eugenics, etc. Rewriting the Bible is impractical and would cause a shitstorm.  Imagine if a liberal hipster decided to infiltrate Hessiandom and completely invert our beliefs, twisting Prozak's words to preach egalitarianism, miscegenation, and the transcendental majesty of indie rock. He would be promptly sodomized, as will HomunŠulus when they figure out he has ulterior motives.

Interzone / Re: Darknets
« on: January 19, 2012, 02:54:33 PM »
TOR is a good example of darknet (https://www.torproject.org/). I'm not really certain how it works, just that it's anonymous. It's a favorite of retailers of illicit materials, whom use websites like Silkroad to peddle their goods. Pedophiles like it, too.

Interzone / Re: Senses
« on: October 17, 2011, 06:13:07 PM »
It's just what I was taught in my critical thinking class. However, some searching turned up this: The Nicomachean Ethics scroll down to The Supreme Good

Do you accept anything you are taught in your critical thinking class?

Can you please show me where Aristotle is saying what you attribute to him, viz., that mankind's knowledge ascended higher and higher towards Truth with he passage of time?
I took this class at an expensive liberal arts school where professors are well-paid; I thought them to at least be competent in in simple things like factual accuracy, but apparently that's too much to ask for. My apologies, but it appears Aristotle doesn't make this claim verbatim, anywhere.

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