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Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: September 09, 2013, 09:19:50 PM »
That's a good/interesting question, and one I've considered before.
Ruling over creatures is not the same as violating, abusing, torturing or killing them.
To take precedence, perhaps, as aristocrats over serfs. To manage. Even to care for.

Humans are very practiced, though, at interpreting everything, to make things mean whatever they want things to mean. Is Christianity to blame, or just humans, generally?

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Even trees kill each other in their race toward the heavens.


Do they? Do you imagine it is deliberate?
I see it as one tree losing the race for sunlight, while the other wins.
Not quite the same as killing each other.

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Interzone / Re: Unintentional metaphors for modernity
« on: September 09, 2013, 03:24:11 PM »
When I was young, I couldn't see life as having much value, if any.
Then again, my life at that time was so lacking in quality, that this view was hardly surprising.
But...
I didn't write life off as being worthless. I realized that if there was any meaning or purpose to it, it was going to take some finding. And so I set out, in no particular hurry, to discover its meaning, if indeed there was one.
Some forty years later, I was satisfied that there was plenty of meaning to it, along with plenty of enjoyment. 

That an individual is unable to see something for what it is, does not mean that something is nothing.
It means there is a lack in the individual.
Youth is lack of many things, but most of all, it is a lack of experience.
To compare something to something else, there must be a something else to compare to.
Experience provides comparisons.

If your life is shit, you might ask yourself: "compared to what?"
Sooner or later you'll discover that there are varying degrees of shit, and possibly that what you thought, today, was shit, was the richest of compost, suitable for growing mighty trees from.

I have little patience, or respect, for those who deem life as worthless, and void of value.
Because I know better. It is whatever you allow it to be, contingent upon your ability to recognize how little you know of anything, until you do.



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Interzone / Re: Unintentional metaphors for modernity
« on: September 09, 2013, 03:07:16 AM »
Future plans and projects, just a waste of time
Our solution is to live day by day


You realize, I hope, that this is a load of bull.
It is the creating of things, over time, that fleshes out life, and the living of it.
Depression, even to the point of suicide, is the alternative.

Living 'day by day' is fine, if you understand what that means. But too many don't.
Living with neither hope, nor desire, is to be commended.
While ignoring any consequences is not.

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Interzone / Re: Why are people afraid of nihilism?
« on: September 09, 2013, 01:48:06 AM »
It was during the early stages of my very first acid trip - I was either 15 or 16 - that I realized with a blinding flash of certainty, that all the rules, stances, attitudes and values of my native society were completely arbitrary.
Interestingly, this revelation didn't make me scorn it, and want to destroy it.
I could see immense value in my civilization, in spite of the falsity of its foundations. It was a great thing.
But it had no connection with nature, or the natural order of things. It was entirely made-up.

Try as I might, I could never again subscribe to it, though, or see it in anything like the same way.
From that day, I've been like Robinson Crusoe, operating on, and outside of, the fringes of the world of people.

Civilization really couldn't afford to have its young people doing acid.
But neither could it stop it.

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Interzone / Re: Unintentional metaphors for modernity
« on: September 08, 2013, 11:17:15 PM »
Actually, and ironically, the world is all one.
And it goes far beyond the world.
But leftists are unable to understand how this is so, even though they claim it as their own idea.
They can not bear anything to be what anything is, without their screwing with it to make it so.

I've often observed that there is a lot of truth in leftist slogans.
But leftists don't understand those truths, and never will.




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Interzone / Re: Unintentional metaphors for modernity
« on: September 08, 2013, 08:11:24 PM »
The old-fashioned ones don't work so well any more.
Look at how many people get Bubonic Plague and live.
I myself had Typhoid Fever and made it (barely).
Still, with antibiotics being haXX0red more and more by clever bugs, who knows?

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Interzone / Re: Spirituality can not be explained.
« on: September 08, 2013, 02:30:20 AM »
Lao Tzu knew his stuff.

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Interzone / Re: Spirituality can not be explained.
« on: September 08, 2013, 12:39:04 AM »
I would demand nothing. Like I said: it can't be done.
Nobody that hasn't yet realized the spiritual, could 'understand' what it might be.
Spirituality is, by its nature, non-transferable. It may be described, but not directly shared.
Nothing can dilute it, however, or render it worthless.

The 'new age' movement has flooded the terrain with people acting spiritual.
But not knowing what spiritual is, the act is all you get. And all they get.
The real thing is so worth going for, that one persists, anyway, in mentioning it.
Not - as some claim - for point-scoring purposes, but because it is real, it exists, it is sublime, and almost nobody seems to know anything first-hand about it.


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Interzone / Spirituality can not be explained.
« on: September 07, 2013, 07:49:00 PM »
Spirituality can not be explained. It can only be experienced.
To attempt to explain it removes its essence, so the explanation becomes about something that no longer is what it was, before the explanation.
The best one can do is describe spirituality after experiencing it.
And even that is only a pale skeleton of what it really is.

How to experience spirituality?
The only way I know of, to gain a first glimpse upon which to build, is meditation.
This is a solo thing, which is what spirituality is about. Starting with aloneness, to flower into being everything. It is never, ever, a display involving others.

Spirituality can not be explained. But if you chance to discover it, you'll immediately know what it is.

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Interzone / Re: Flatline
« on: September 07, 2013, 04:47:35 PM »
We got us a swell discussion going here.
Who would have guessed it could happen?
And on a deathmetal site  ;)


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Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: September 06, 2013, 05:24:16 PM »
crow: what do you think of animal testing? testing stuff on animals that get harmed in the process.


I think it's none of my business. People do what they do.
I would not do this particular thing, under any circumstances, for any reason.
Scientists, however, have little reverence, which is probably what leads them to become scientists.


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Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: September 05, 2013, 04:30:46 PM »
What a great way to wake up, today.
This is the only really important stuff.
The missing ingredient that makes life noticeably alive.

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Interzone / Re: Flatline
« on: September 05, 2013, 04:28:34 PM »
That is so familiar I might have written it myself.
I scare the crap out of most people, just be being neutrally calm and balanced.
While a very few are stimulated by this thing that few of them have ever seen.

Ambiguity is a good word to describe what passes for communication by the many.
People have, themselves, become defined by their ambiguity.
Knowing nothing of who one is, must lead to such a state.

I am usually viewed with suspicion.


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Interzone / Re: The mechanics of distraction
« on: September 05, 2013, 04:22:02 PM »
Reality is the scariest thing there is, to most.
Civilization only exists, to cover it over with layer upon layer of camouflage, so that the timid may forget the complete uncertainty of existence, and become able to function in a way that gets big things done.

That was how it was, anyway.
How it now is, seems to entail getting nothing done, regardless, while people satiate themselves with any possible distraction and transient pleasure.

Reality continues to exist, though, as it always has, and always will, as the wilderness that the brave freely explore and glory in.

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