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Interzone / Re: Is your woodshed half-empty, or half-full?
« on: August 19, 2013, 06:15:56 PM »
It's a good thing you heat with electricity, then :)

Interzone / Is your woodshed half-empty, or half-full?
« on: August 19, 2013, 05:58:37 PM »
You probably don't heat with wood.
In which case, you probably don't have a woodshed.
But if you did, and if you had one, at what point would you consider your woodshed 'full'?
Let's say, for an average winter, you would need 40% of your woodshed filled.
Let's also say, that you had a large-enough forest, upon which to draw.
Bearing in mind that it takes a considerable investment in time and effort, along with a certain amount of risk, to get those trees, from where they are, to a split and stacked state in your shed.
Would you invest in machinery, other than a chainsaw?
Or even a chainsaw?

My woodshed is, at present, about 95% full, while nearby, there are many huge rounds of fir, stacked under a tarpaulin, with several raccoons living among them. Each round is about as much as I can move.
I have, in addition, a drying-shelter, standing empty. It could easily hold another 30% of the woodshed's capacity.

If my situation was your situation, what would you do?
Smile smugly at what is probably three winter's supply of ready wood?
Worry about a possible Ice Age?
Haul, split, and stack every available round?
Fell a few more dead trees, cut them into rounds, and store them, too?
Or completely ignore everything, until you start shivering?

Interzone / Re: Morphine: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
« on: August 19, 2013, 04:03:38 PM »
Ha, that's funny!
I only smoked opium once, a lifetime ago, and all it gave me was a huge, throbbing headache.
Of course, you never really knew, or know, what you're getting, when you get it from anyone else.

Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: August 19, 2013, 06:31:32 AM »
Then it has something going for it that most others don't.
Too bad, every time it gets mentioned, people start bleating about homosexuality and pedophilia.
Ironic, or what?

Interzone / Re: Superior? To what?
« on: August 19, 2013, 06:29:32 AM »
Does an animal need music, art, poetry?
I get the feeling the only thing anything else needs, is to wake up in the morning.
Must be nice.

Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: August 19, 2013, 06:17:45 AM »
All religion just has to be an attempt to explain the unexplainable.
Only a human could devise such an unnecessary thing.
Only a human positively couldn't live without an explanation instead of a mystery.

Interzone / Superior? To what?
« on: August 19, 2013, 05:47:38 AM »
Humans assume their superiority over every other living creature.
If they even notice the Earth, they assume they are superior to it.
Most obviously, they feel superior to each other. But most attempt to disguise this.

But what human swims as well as a fish, flies as well as a bird, or burrows as well as a rabbit?
We have machines for that. Tools of all types. But we are the only creatures that need them.
A hare lays down and flattens the grass to the shape of its body. This is all the home it needs.
Crabs grow their own homes. Wasps make theirs from wood and spit.
One thing you can say about humans: they need a lot of stuff.
Nothing else does.

Many religions propose the idea of reincarnation, and this assumes a gradual rise from lesser to greater.
Lesser being slugs and mice. Greater being human.
I wonder. Maybe it's the other way around.

Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: August 18, 2013, 11:56:41 PM »
Perhaps, like Islam, they didn't want women getting any big ideas.
Interestingly, Lao Tzu refers to the tao as the Great Mother, and also as it being older than God.
Infinite pregnant potential, perhaps, into which all else manifests.

A modified fascism, involving a monarch, and a modified feudal-system.

I'm on board with this.

Basically, aristocracy + caste system.

What's most interesting about this political system is that it's an anti-political system.

The goal isn't ideology, but an organic society.

It's basically anarchy with strong cultural principles.

And with one accord, two lowly forum admins decided the fate of millions.
It's either arrogance, or genius.
Maybe both.

Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: August 18, 2013, 11:30:23 PM »
god created heaven and earth. But not hell. Do hell not exist or hell as been created on earth after the fall of man?

Hell may, or may not exist. It does not exist, for me.
It may exist for those unable/unwilling to connect with the Divine, and/or those unable/unwilling to greet their deaths with open arms.
Hell, as I see it, is a state. The highest achievement of a human in the area of creating realities, cut-off from the Creator. Not a very good substitute for the real thing.

Interzone / Re: Pop culture's greatest (s)hits
« on: August 18, 2013, 09:35:03 PM »
That's one thing about forums that slightly disturbs me:
Multiple instances of one personality, each masquerading as something it is not.
Admins, particularly, are prone to this particular form of schizoid behaviour.

Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: August 18, 2013, 09:31:17 PM »
Written by a man, it can not be wholly true.
But for a man to write it, in the first place, there must have been truth in it.
Even at one remove - being read by another - the truth in it becomes obscured.
Being translated, rewritten, and re-read, it becomes, at best, a metaphor.

Apart from that:
The Creation, being One. The one aware of the Creation, being another.
'I' or 'It' becomes 'us' or 'we'.

Interzone / Re: Morphine: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
« on: August 18, 2013, 06:45:02 PM »
I've never suffered from such an addiction, but I am certainly prone to such a state, mainly manifested in an extreme awareness of the process in action.
For example, I only tried cocaine once: I smoked it. Dat was waaaaay too good!
I knew, immediately, that I could never do it again, for fear of becoming completely lost.
Was I instantly addicted? Or was I aware that I would be?

Interzone / Re: Morphine: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
« on: August 18, 2013, 05:41:39 PM »
Interesting tale.  I've only taken three of these beasts, and am currently dealing with what can only be withdrawal. Crazy-making! It is a wonder to be so sensitive, but very inconvenient, too.

Interzone / Re: Pop culture's greatest (s)hits
« on: August 18, 2013, 05:39:39 PM »
Can't we all just hate things every once in a while?

We can, but hatred is difficult to keep in check. Anger is loss of control and ultimately fear is the primary underlying emotion at work. Better still is to identify the reason why we hate. The dysfunction of this current world runs so deep there would be no end to the amount of hatred one could feel if they were to give in to it.  It's also not physically good for the body. I try to bypass this emotion at all costs. Avoid contact with anything that triggers my non-constructive self. Easy trap to fall into though.

Insecurity leads to fear, and fear to hatred. To be mastered, or fallen prey to.
Great comment!

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