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Messages - Jim Necroslaughter

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 13, 2013, 09:48:13 PM »
Anyway, if I were to explain the soul, I would go with Plato and say it is the charioteer that drives and controls the horses and the chariot.  It is the aspect of man that is not at the mercy of physical concerns or impulses, it is the very ability to make a decision one way as opposed to the other.

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 13, 2013, 02:04:19 PM »
Or the interaction of various impulses and chemicals in the brain/central nervous system.
I don't know that feelings are the best way to go about explaining the soul, but the problem I've always had with the *everything boils down to chemicals and impulses* is that chemicals and impulses are more an effect than an explanation.  It would simply be the physical/"measurable" component that coincides with the situation.  It almost makes it sound like chemicals and impulses are bumping around willy-nilly, randomly, arbitrarily, yet we know this is not the case.

Regarding effect vs. explanation: if chemicals were not capable of being an explanation, then consuming certain chemicals would not be able to repeatedly induce similar effects in a diverse number of people, of which these sensations can share much in common with religious experiences.

It is true that there is still much to learn about the interaction of chemical ratios and how this is interpreted by the brain, but that's not grounds for denying observable reality.

I'm not even talking about religious experiences.  I'm talking about just day to day stuff.  The chain of cause and effect is just not there.  When x happens, chemical y floods the brain, you react in a manner of A, you feel B.  Of course A and B, might actually come before y and regulate y, yet people would have you believe that A and B is at the mercy of y if everything boils down to chemicals and impulses.  Where do we place the will/self-control/will power?  When you were younger you probably reacted differently, now you have more self control, yes?  How do chemicals account for the mechanism of self control?  I have consumed certain chemicals and I actually believe it is a mistake to use that as an angle for talking about the soul or religion.  All that is self reported anyway, "religious experience" is just a manner of speaking, a real religious experience is not that intense, it is much more subtle.

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 12, 2013, 02:44:03 PM »
Or the interaction of various impulses and chemicals in the brain/central nervous system.
I don't know that feelings are the best way to go about explaining the soul, but the problem I've always had with the *everything boils down to chemicals and impulses* is that chemicals and impulses are more an effect than an explanation.  It would simply be the physical/"measurable" component that coincides with the situation.  It almost makes it sound like chemicals and impulses are bumping around willy-nilly, randomly, arbitrarily, yet we know this is not the case.

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Thanks for the lists comrades, I'm behind on my metal.  What about the new Ildjarn, did it really miss the mark?  I haven't heard it ...

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Metal / Re: What Band are you listening today?
« on: December 10, 2013, 03:06:44 PM »
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I listened to Dawn - Nær Solen Thingamajig for a re-appraisal.  I would say it's better than Dissection but not as good as Far Away from the Sun.

Excuse me to disagree, but it is just a matter of likes
I prefer, also now hearing:

Dawn - Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

and actually if not better (also by preference) just maybe Dissection style.

as for example

Raise Hell - Holy Target or Mork Gryning...similar styles (I think)I hope you understand me.

I'm sorry comrade, I'm afraid I don't quite understand you.  My criticism of Dissection is that they are really not that subtle, in fact at times I would call them sappy.

Humanicide - I was just happy when I learned how to make the 'æ' character.

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Metal / Re: What Band are you listening today?
« on: December 08, 2013, 04:38:21 AM »
Listening to Grand Belial's Key for the first time. "Goat of a Thousand Young" demo. It's a little hokey, especially with the weird keyboards. The version of "Shemhamforash" has an intro that sounds like it should be in a Rihanna song. Besides that, it's not the worst demo to come from a Gay Midget Fecal Pr0n (GMFP) band.

WOW!!

I didn't type N5BM. I typed American black metal band. I don't think this was a word filter. I have a feeling a wily mod may have changed it. Maybe because GBK isn't too appreciated around here? I don't know.

Just for fun, N5BM actually filters to Narrow Squirting Bowel Movement.

And, on topic, I listened to AC/DC's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap today for the first time in years. Still as awesome as it was when I was thirteen.

U5BM is word filtered, no wiliness.

Gay Midget Fecal Pr0n (GMFP)
Narrow Squirting Bowel Movement
Pink Frothy AIDS
ARE YOU TALKIN TO ME?

Collect them all!

I listened to Dawn - Nær Solen Thingamajig for a re-appraisal.  I would say it's better than Dissection but not as good as Far Away from the Sun.

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Interzone / Omens
« on: November 24, 2013, 11:43:19 PM »
Talking about the resurgence of foxes, bobcats, and wolves in the other thread, I know I have seen a resurgence of foxes and coyotes in this neck of the woods as well.  They always existed nearby, but they were never this visible or audible.  Foxes in backyards are something I never witnessed until the last 2 years.  There is a disturbance in the Force.

I read that a month ago a bizarre sea creature washed up on shore and now in retrospect they wonder if this wasn't caused by the same seismic shifts that caused the typhoon.  They claimed the same sea creature washed on shore somewhere preceding that other typhoon that happened several years ago.  I remember I read that one of the indigenous tribes noticed bizarre behavior from the birds and knew that it meant typhoon.  The fish exhibited strange behavior, so the birds exhibited strange behavior, so the tribe acted accordingly.  The tribe took shelter and survived while the oblivious tourists met their fate.

This all makes perfect sense.  Clearly, omens are real.  Once again, most modern intellectuals don't have the least understanding of how primitive or ancient people think.  It is clear that myths do not attempt to explain nature in the sense that science does, which is what is so un-creatively assumed.  It is, rather, that "myths" are stories or concepts that use aspects of nature within the story or concept to explain facts not of a natural order, but a logical order.

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Interzone / Re: Western messiah complex
« on: November 12, 2013, 07:29:36 PM »
I am here to save you all...


...


...FROM HIGH PRICES!

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Interzone / Re: Is Reality synonymous with Nature?
« on: November 03, 2013, 02:41:27 AM »
Hey Jim,

Could you define your concepts?

For example, if "Nature" is "Wilderness" or even "Physical Existence Including Both Wild and Man-Made" or even "Any Phenomenon", then Nature and Reality are not synonymous, since all those things are only ever appearances before us, and of course Reality is the opposite of Appearance.

However, if "Nature" is "Way" or "Character" or "Inherent" or "Absolute", then Nature and Reality are synonymous.
Yeah, I mean "nature" as in your first definition. 

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Interzone / Is Reality synonymous with Nature?
« on: November 02, 2013, 05:29:05 PM »
I say no.  Reality does not stop at nature.  Nature falls under the heading of reality, but they are not synonymous.  Reality includes the option to challenge nature, tame nature, divert nature, and amplify nature.

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Metal / Re: Immortal's "Pure Holocaust" is 20 years old today
« on: November 02, 2013, 05:21:31 PM »
Pure Holocaust sounds like the eternal battle of Sky Cult VS. Earth Cult with no clear victor.  The battle rages on.

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Interzone / Re: Multivitamins
« on: October 21, 2013, 10:50:03 PM »
Guys, if you really wanna get healthy I suggest you go on a William S Burroughs style journey into the jungles of South America, drink some ayahuasca tea under the care of a shaman, and detoxify your pineal gland.

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Metal / Re: bitterman reviews on Metal Archives
« on: October 17, 2013, 03:00:11 PM »
Well whoever you were Rigor Mortis unfamiliar guy, you have been warned.

That was me, don't worry it has been rectified.  I pride myself on my comprehensive familiarity with the archives.

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Metal / Re: bitterman reviews on Metal Archives
« on: October 16, 2013, 09:22:05 PM »
I take it as a joke. 1993 is as good a bar as any, but it isnt serious. Like the Gorguts review, Obscura is obviously after 1993, but it is obvious he favours it a lot. Whoever it is is more than likely reading this anyway, so maybe he could review at least 1 good album just to round it out.

So, uh, how about Pathologist? They dont get enough praise.

I guess it's just not really my type of humor. It would be beneficial for him to put up a few positive reviews, as I do think he'd be capable of talking about the music intelligently (and it would also dispel any troll rumors) - I'd be interested to see that.

What's good by Pathologist? I've heard their name so much but have not actually heard them. On a semi related note - did you enjoy that Corrupted album I rec'd you?

Dude, I thought you were a grindcore guy!  I second the recc, they somehow manage to pull off a "chilled out" sound which has always been interesting to me in a metal context.

Audiofile live links:

http://www.deathmetal.org/forum/index.php/topic,814.0.html

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Interzone / Re: Are downloadable MP3s still relevant?
« on: October 05, 2013, 09:52:17 PM »
For a second there, I thought Spotify was pretty slick.  Then Scalpel was interrupted by a Lowe's commercial, then Advance Auto Parts.  I'll stick with Audiofile between the two.

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