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Metal / Re: News
« on: May 16, 2014, 09:23:07 PM »
zzzZat's all right aq :)

Metal / Re: News
« on: May 16, 2014, 04:06:56 PM »
Yes, it's closed. At least for now, and likely always.
Thanks LW :)

Metal / Farewell, and all that...
« on: May 14, 2014, 05:03:20 PM »
My final post on this forum, and as its admin  :)
Thank you to those who supported its high standards, and raspberries to those who undermined it.
Actually, there really aren't many of the latter around any more.
But whatever the case: I must away to other things.
I wish you all well, and all those other things that people so often say, but hardly ever mean.
It was a real experience!
So long.


Interzone / Re: Deceased getting turned into diamonds
« on: May 13, 2014, 07:33:39 PM »
From experience I can say this:
Death is no end, as long as consciousness has become known, in life.
Consciousness is what creates soul. Soul is the only thing small enough to survive biological decay.
It is, in fact, indestructible and uneraseable.

Yet this consciousness that is soul, is conscious in a way that the human mind never is, and never can be.
Enlightenment is what happens when one experiences one's soul, directly, while the mind is comatose.
It is not a human thing at all, but although it is inhuman, it is far, far superior in every way, to anything a human can know in life. Except, of course, that the 'five senses' no longer apply.

Life is about sensory stimuli. That is its great appeal and beauty.

After life is about primordial unity and order.

Therefore, having known enlightenment - an actual preview of death - one is only too happy to return to the living, and live like never before.

So, yes: consciousness survives death, as long as it existed in life.
And no: consciousness does not magically happen at death, if it was never achieved in life.

It does, however, seem to me, that everyone gets one last chance, as death occurs, to either go willingly to it, thereby gaining instant consciousness, or to resist in fear and terror, thereby dying completely and forever.

Heaven is life. Hell is death. Both exist while being alive.
Consciousness is life. Unconsciousness is death. Both are present upon physical death.
One gets to use one's freedom of choice.

Interzone / Re: Staying up late
« on: May 11, 2014, 11:31:47 AM »
That should win a prize for the most lateral comment ever written :)

Interzone / To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
« on: May 10, 2014, 02:03:58 PM »
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Words to live by. Often attributed to Robert Falcon Scott, of his doomed Antarctic Expedition fame.
But originally penned by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in his fabled poem 'Ulysses'. 

A good motto, perhaps, to apply to the underlying principle behind deathmetal, nihilism, and the living of life, in general.

"It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.
I cannot rest from travel: I will drink
Life to the lees: All times I have enjoy'd
Greatly, have suffer'd greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone, on shore, and when
Thro' scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
Vext the dim sea: I am become a name;
For always roaming with a hungry heart
Much have I seen and known; cities of men
And manners, climates, councils, governments,
Myself not least, but honour'd of them all;
And drunk delight of battle with my peers,
Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy.
I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro'
Gleams that untravell'd world whose margin fades
For ever and forever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnish'd, not to shine in use!
As tho' to breathe were life! Life piled on life
Were all too little, and of one to me
Little remains: but every hour is saved
From that eternal silence, something more,
A bringer of new things; and vile it were
For some three suns to store and hoard myself,
And this gray spirit yearning in desire
To follow knowledge like a sinking star,
Beyond the utmost bound of human thought.

This is my son, mine own Telemachus,
To whom I leave the sceptre and the isle,—
Well-loved of me, discerning to fulfil
This labour, by slow prudence to make mild
A rugged people, and thro' soft degrees
Subdue them to the useful and the good.
Most blameless is he, centred in the sphere
Of common duties, decent not to fail
In offices of tenderness, and pay
Meet adoration to my household gods,
When I am gone. He works his work, I mine.

There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail:
There gloom the dark, broad seas. My mariners,
Souls that have toil'd, and wrought, and thought with me—
That ever with a frolic welcome took
The thunder and the sunshine, and opposed
Free hearts, free foreheads—you and I are old;
Old age hath yet his honour and his toil;
Death closes all: but something ere the end,
Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:
The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep
Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,
'T is not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 10, 2014, 11:21:14 AM »
Good bye. I should have listened more closely to my instincts long ago, and many times since.
I shall do exactly that, from now on, and that is your major contribution to this site.

Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 10, 2014, 10:53:44 AM »
Wild is doing the same thing, which is when challenged, attacking with ferocity.

Right, which isn't a problem in itself. It becomes one when it's only end is asserting the ego.

Absolutely. The problem is that ego-filled people are unable to recognize ego-less behaviour.

Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 10, 2014, 10:52:42 AM »
Vigilance, there is no point your remaining here. Your intellect will never back down from your unassailable conviction that you are right, will always be right, and that's that.
Who, in their right mind, would continue to attack and denigrate the one person who will defeat them, no matter what?
Digest that for a moment or two, while I hover over the forever-ban button.
See if you can rise above your whatever-it is.
But be quick.

Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 10, 2014, 10:48:44 AM »
Balogna: I never engage in aggression for the sake of it. I've always hated that characteristic in bullies.
I am, as all my studies inform me, a defender of the right.
Not my right. The Right.

Which, when you consider it, dispassionately, is ideal admin material.
It is rarely appreciated, or welcomed, but it is demonstrably necessary.

Interzone / Re: Language is meaningless
« on: May 10, 2014, 10:37:53 AM »
The greatest indicator of intent is either ego, or the lack of ego.
Does one say what he says, or argue, for himself, or for the whole?

Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 10, 2014, 10:25:13 AM »
Crow, I may be more inclined to agree with you, but I recommend avoiding perturbation.

Good comment.
I had to look up 'peturbation', it being a word I've never used in my life.
It's a state difficult to avoid when one is charged with maintaining/enforcing order, whether one feels like doing it, or not. I am a human, after all, and a decidedly sensitive one.
I get upset, sometimes, at the utter chaos of people's behaviour, but not to the point where it renders me incapable of measured decision making.
I dislike engaging in unpleasantness, but once engaged, am prone to kick ass, rather than run away.
Seems a manly trait to me. So I endure it.

Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 10, 2014, 09:50:03 AM »
What we see here, once again, is the intellectual using what he calls 'reason' only as a tool to get what he wants.
Reason, to the intellectual, signals to him that he is right. And being right, everybody must recognize that.
He will stick to this delusion even unto his own extinction, because it is reason, and he is being reasonable.

But he isn't. He's being an ignorant halfwit.

Reason, actually, includes the ability to not follow one's fellow brain cells over the cliff of doom, like just another silly lemming.

I can't help but notice, time and again, that atheism, mixed with intellect, removes from people their ability to get along with each other.

Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 10, 2014, 09:40:47 AM »
What a stupid state of affairs. And he just recommended me a book in pvt message, which I wanted to thank him for doing, and now can't.

Well. That's too bad. Do you think everything should be organized around your convenience?
If you're grateful, then that's enough, in itself. Even more so, since you've made it public.
Only ego demands to be able to be seen to deliver the message personally.

Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 10, 2014, 09:37:50 AM »
Woa, isn't Wild a staff writer and contributor of actual content for this site? It's often I don't agree with his points, but we manage better than this exchange just here...

What do you mean 'nobody needs him' - if he's a writer, then of course he is needed?

Am I missing something here?

I think Jon is just banned from the forum. Not sure if he will continue contributing to the front page.

Contribution is no excuse to wreck the works.
Yes. You are missing quite a lot.
Nobody needs childish tantrums.
If it were possible to exclude someone only from this forum, and not site-wide, then that would be the case.
Unfortunately the software does not allow for such distinctions.

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