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I believe what we do with science is to understand the mechanisms of God.

I believe what we do in philosophy is to understand their patterning, shape and form, and to predict the combined consequences of many causal relationships as a single, functioning entity.

I believe religion is a subset of philosophy.

Evolution is real; it is the hand of God.

God is not a guiding personality, but a groundwork of logic and an impetus toward its refinement.

We will not ever fully understand God.

This shadows my take on science, religion and philosophy - they are in essence the same thing. I also like this concept of God - the ultimate reality, the most basic form of understanding, the overarching consciousness that functions through a logic that science is trying to assimilate. Being a subset of God, one can never understand God completely.

Interzone / Re: Why people hate this forum
« on: November 25, 2009, 03:31:14 PM »
Someone once said that wherever you have people, you'll find the ego and stupidity. This site is no different, but it certainly is better than any other metal-related site I have found so far (i.e. it keeps those two vices on a comparatively short leash). Of course, we should always strive to make it better yet.

Interzone / Re: Bringing back bbs.anus.com
« on: November 02, 2009, 05:47:52 PM »

1. An uncensored, free for all like 4chan

What's the point of this when 4chan already exists? What makes this site different from the rest of the internet is its hostility towards the average person, who uses the internet to bolster his pathetic life with pseudo-social networks and egoist "personality building." If you remove censorship, you're eliminating a vital component of this hostility and giving the idiots one more forum for voicing their inadequacies. Why can't they just use the rest of the internet instead?

Metal / Re: I like O.p.e.t.h.
« on: October 15, 2009, 10:12:51 PM »
What else is knew? People will assert endlessly that reality is subjective in order to justify their own inadequacies.

Metal / Re: Is honesty at the base of all good music?
« on: October 05, 2009, 11:37:02 PM »
Are you implying that Paul Ledney is a complete idiot?

If you assume that his answers from the interview are real and serious, then it's hard to say otherwise. But I think esoteric said it already, idiot or not, Ledney's made extraordinary music and that's more than you can say about the vast majority of people. I was only trying to figure out how a guy who barely knows what he's talking about can do such a thing. There must be something beyond his intellect that gets through in his music, like a tunnel to his ideas in their pure states, beyond even his own intellectual comprehension. This might sound stupid, but is it possible that music can do such a thing? That it can communicate from such a deep level within its maker? And if so, isn't this what ultimately separates the true from the false?

Metal / Re: Is honesty at the base of all good music?
« on: October 04, 2009, 01:53:48 AM »
I might be using "honesty" in a strange way. What I mean by honesty is a reflection of the true Self, which is above the intellect. So, it is not about expressing your intellectual views exactly as they are (I think you're absolutely right that this is not enough to make your music good), but rather managing to channel these views unfiltered by the intellect. This would explain the existence of music that has no intellectual basis, but carries a deeply rooted meaning  (like the music of Profanatica/Havohej and Deicide). An imitator can never pull this off, because imitation involves filtering. A fake is a fake because he cannot reach that level of honesty in his music. Once you have the honesty, you can also formulate an intellectual explanation of it, like Burzum and Ildjarn. The key is not to let the intellect sully your honesty when writing your music.   

Metal / Is honesty at the base of all good music?
« on: October 03, 2009, 11:34:05 PM »
Consider this interview and the music of Profanatica/Havohej.

Even music made by a complete idiot can be extremely powerful and meaningful as long as it is honest. If you can get an unfiltered expression of your true Self in musical form, as Ledney seems to have done, you probably have something worth listening to, even if it doesn't communicate some intricate philosophy of your intellect. Hearing that expression can be very useful to the listener, because it holds a truth about human nature, something useful to us all. On the other hand, music that is second-guessed and intellectually modeled is often fake, far away from the true Self of its maker and thus useless to the listener.

I find that the music I like most is music that is honest and unfiltered. Do you think that honesty is the most important aspect of good music or is it something else?

My roommate has a demo of this game, so I've seen its beginning. Let's just say that the line "metal is dead, man" gets thrown in early on...

It's basically the VH1 take on metal in game form.

Metal / Re: Metal Videos
« on: September 23, 2009, 12:57:44 PM »
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

That's great. They performed the song fresh for the video and it worked perfectly. I wonder what came over Black Sabbath for them to make this monster. They never made anything quite like it afterwords. A singular possession by the dark lord to get metal started right? ha

Metal / Metal Videos
« on: September 22, 2009, 02:39:09 PM »
I just found this video and well, it's pretty awesome. Maybe we can use this thread to share some cool videos like this one.

Here's one more - Xibalba's "Sac Ibteeloob Cab"

Interzone / Re: Universal tolerance
« on: September 17, 2009, 12:12:49 PM »
People of lower intelligence can be productive members of society. The problem isn't so much stupidity as the inability to recognize stupidity in oneself. If the stupid know their places in society and accept them, then they can perform the tasks they're capable of performing and help out in this thing we call civilization. BUT, the stupid are the majority and they have no problem running for President as longs as money is at hand. In many cases they don't play a lower role in society and have no idea that they're stupid. In the end, this is a fight of a minority against the majority. How exactly do you expect to enslave/mass murder them all? And what do you tell grandma?

If you narrow down the targets to those who are stupid and criminals, then you basically have just criminals and they do currently get put away and occasionally killed.

I agree with the idea that loving life means rejecting its failures, but after all, this is only an ideal. I cannot fathom a practical way of executing this plan on a mass scale. All we can do is fight the small battles, improve ourselves and teach those who will listen.

Metal / Re: Greatest metal FAILs of all time
« on: September 13, 2009, 02:12:13 AM »
I think there is a side of Master of Puppets which rivals the best of black metal and death metal; a compositional beauty that reaches deep inside and shakes your very existence. I suppose most people notice the faux aggression of that album and turn away because of its failure, but there is something else in the way the songs evolve that makes me wonder how these morons were ever able to write music this beautiful. It might be some weird eccentricity, but I really think that MoP is one of the best heavy metal albums and I generally agree regarding the quality of the bands promoted here.

Metal / Re: Refreshing Metal Albums
« on: September 07, 2009, 02:25:01 AM »
Graveland - Following the Voice of Blood

It has such a beautiful flow, sort of implied rather than explicit, and like other Graveland albums expresses the values of honor and unity (to my ears at least). It is now firmly established in what I think are the three best Graveland albums: In the Glare of Burning Churches, The Celtic Winter and Following the Voice of Blood.

Interzone / Re: Truth is an offense
« on: September 04, 2009, 11:54:49 PM »
"Truth is an offense"

I think that's a Metallica lyric, regardless, it's absolutely true IF the truth challenges the ego. People will resort to unimaginable acts of stupidity to preserve their egos, which is why we must transcend the ego before we can see truth in its purest form. This is another limit to be pushed - a goal in life rather than an absolute physical state.

Metal / Re: Refreshing Metal Albums
« on: August 27, 2009, 12:30:33 AM »
Suffocation's 'Effigy Of The Forgotten' has a rhythmic logic to the composition, that feels 'melodic' precisely in it's continuity.

Pierced From Within does that too; the two albums are on about the same level of extremely high quality imo.

-Graveland: In the glare of burning churches

I love that album. Listening to it takes me back to an ancient time of honor and unity, refreshing indeed.

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