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Interzone / Re: Death vs. Hell.
« on: March 30, 2013, 03:11:08 AM »
Sorta brings us full-circle, doesn't it?
"Do you think the world is perfect?" Lao Tzu was on to something there.
I no longer pay any attention to the betterment of the world.
It is what it is, and only how I behave has any slight influence on it.
I will do my bit. Perhaps you'll do yours.


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Haha. That was funny, although I'm not sure why. Irony, perhaps...

For sure, being overly-principled can be almost as dicey as having no principles at all.
But care must be taken when comparing superstition to reality.
Are you really in a position to know what reality is?
I've spent nearly a lifetime isolating it for what it is, and only recently can be reasonably sure I am in tune with it.
What is often labeled superstition is, in fact, reality, and vice-versa.
There is some truth in every myth and some myth in every truth.

There is no natural habitat for liberals, since liberals are wholly unnatural.
But I fancy I understand your manner of speech, and what you refer to.




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Interzone / Re: Death vs. Hell.
« on: March 30, 2013, 02:21:26 AM »
Interesting perspective, but mostly inaccurate.
The first observation is true: near fatal events can wake you up to what life really is.
The rest is not: I don't know how much more comfortable anyone could be, concerning death, than I am.
Borrowed time is all I have. Every moment. I like the reality of this.
The older I get, the happier I am to welcome death when it comes for me.

Death will remain unreal to you for as long as you have never met it.
What you do, feel, and decide, when you do meet it, not only determines whether of not it lets you off, but the quality of your life, if you manage to win it back.

I suggest not looking, any more, at "your time" as 'your' time.
Time is not something that can be owned.
That is the secret to moving outside of it.
A crow taught me that.

1504
Six of one, half a dozen of the other.
Conservatives are are governed by principles.
Liberals are governed by emotions.
I suspect liberals will go along with just about anything, as long as it is put to them in their special emo-language.


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Interzone / Re: Death vs. Hell.
« on: March 30, 2013, 01:50:31 AM »
Fair enough. We are having a discussion here. It takes a bit of focus.
I've seen enough of death to not view it as beautiful. Inevitable, yes, and sometimes untimely.
What I am reminded of, here, are those advertisements for various events, selling products that "help get you in the mood" for whatever event it is. Christmas, Valentines, Mother's Day, etc.

For my part, I don't require anything to help get me in the mood for anything.
But I recognize that while I may not require something, that doesn't necessarily mean that nobody does.

Possibly Christianity and Churches were necessary to get people in the mood to focus on spiritual things.
They always seemed to have exactly the opposite effect on me. Although I did always admire the architecture of the buildings, and the tradition of the religion.

Now death...
I don't need anything to get me in the mood for that. I've spent much of my life barely avoiding it, while it dogged me like a shadow, never far behind. I know it will win, one day, but until then, no thanks.


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Liberals are very far from liberal. That is why they are so dangerous.
They insist that any thought or word, be framed in unnatural ways, ie: ways that they determine.
This so reduces the flow of information that anything new is sufficiently different to be thought of and judged as bad.
Again, this restriction upon anything new, is known as 'progressive'.

Anyway, intelligence is only a big deal to those who don't have very much of it.
The highly intelligent rarely give it a thought.
Which is why there is such a thing as the Dunning-Kruger Effect.
It's prevalent enough to require identification.



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Interzone / Re: Death vs. Hell.
« on: March 30, 2013, 12:09:58 AM »
Sorry, you're wrong. Life is assuredly not hell, although the lives many people live, are hellish.
My life is generally pretty magnificent, and brings me a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction.
I've lived a hellish life, among hellish people, in a hellish society, but now I don't.

This is why I seem to run counter to a few people on this site: they are the hardcore give-up-and-jerk-off-about-it types, that wreck and ruin for everyone else. They are just plain wrong about life, and hopefully they will get to see that. Although - to be honest - I am reasonably sure they won't.

There's nothing wrong with relishing deathmetal; you like what you like. It's what you do with it that counts.
There's a life, available to anyone who feels like grabbing it, and it is really, really good.
Death has not much to recommend it: absolutely anyone gets to experience that.
But how many ever really get to live?



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Interzone / Re: Why am I laughing?
« on: March 29, 2013, 07:04:27 PM »
It's no good blaming anyone else.
Here you are, encouraging poop-comments.
Shame on you :)

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Interzone / Re: Passive-Aggression
« on: March 29, 2013, 05:01:37 PM »
If you insult me, you interfere with the free exchange of ideas that would otherwise have been able to occur, causing useless conflict to ensue, instead. Likewise, if I insult you.
Humans react to stimuli. They may be practised in the art of not showing it, but the reaction remains.
Like/don't like.
Agree/disagree.
Engage/disengage.

Human rights be damned.

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Interzone / Re: Death vs. Hell.
« on: March 29, 2013, 04:57:50 PM »
Death and hell are recurring themes in metal. Are they desirable to metalheads?
Is hell a place you'd like to be? Is being dead preferable to not being dead?
All of you are living, so this preoccupation could be seen to be at odds with reality.


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Interzone / Re: Death vs. Hell.
« on: March 29, 2013, 05:58:57 AM »
Neither hell nor death exist.

That is a very odd thing to say.
Every human in history over the age of 120 is dead. That's quite compelling evidence of death's existence.
As for hell...
Well, we don't know a great deal about that, except as a euphemism for the state of most things human.
Christians are keen on it though. It's existence, that is.


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Interzone / Re: Death vs. Hell.
« on: March 29, 2013, 03:08:55 AM »
Squirrels seem pretty high on life, to me. Could be worse.

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Interzone / Re: Death vs. Hell.
« on: March 29, 2013, 01:39:54 AM »
That's how I mostly see hell. Do you see one after physical death, too?

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Interzone / Re: Death vs. Hell.
« on: March 29, 2013, 12:50:19 AM »
Hell is not realizing that we are allready ''dead'' thus having a distortion (wich bring suffering for the one who have more than a mundane spirit) between the image of the self and the true self.

Are you speaking of hell as existing while the body is still animated?

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Interzone / Re: Death vs. Hell.
« on: March 28, 2013, 10:37:49 PM »
Death vs. Hell. Who knows the difference?

Infek bin Laden


Yes. That was worth reading. He didn't know it yet, but already he could almost see it.
And he is right. It's all there, all the time. And us, unable to see the forest for the trees.
Thanks, Scourge.

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