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  1. Assuming an all-knowing, all-powerful one. I wonder if that's even fully Biblical... Even assuming that it leaves the other component: the failed creation itself. Its quality of being a failure is the other decisive factor.
  2. Or it could be exactly in order to get them to boast about their exellence and later have it backfire on them. Also, it's just a bible writer's interpretation of... something. (Cannot be arsed to look it up.) I sure hope he had God guiding his quill, lol. I mean sure it's a bit profound but it's basically Sun Tzu. It's just strategy.
  3. Maybe you should tone down the terms. Its getting clumsy imho. Something like 'a clear vision' would suffice.
  4. So the power isn't infallible and neither is the Bible as per your admission earlier. I have no more complaints I think. This is how spiritual things should be. Unclear, unprovable. Only the laws of this material world can be proven to others. The rest is subjective or at least dependent on god's guidance which can be perceived only subjectively.
  5. If you can discern the spirits and tell that it's God who's talking to you, why would you need to compare what it says to the scripture? Why does the scripture take precedent if you know the speaker isn't misleading you?
  6. This raises so many questions i'm not even going to bother. Things you claim don't add up at all anymore. That's based on my god-given ability to discern bullshit from plausible.
  7. While I kinda like your post, liking to indulge in some magical thinking myself, the title you chose really could use some humility. If that's just you being provocative on purpose then I have no complaint as long as you know you are. I remember you saying God speaks to you. How do you know it's God who speaks and not the Devil impersonating God? Maybe ask him? And expect demi-godly bluff in response in case it's the Devil. Maybe the Devil speaks to you because he knows you're vulnerable to that attack and does not speak to me because he knows that would lead me to God.
  8. Oh, but even if it's a truth about life it's not all of it. There may be times to gamble your life on what you determine to be the best course of action. Either because you see a chance or because you simply must. No time for second thoughts then. Only steeled resolve. Everything will seem crystal clear and you will have no patience for anyone stalling you with sophistry. You will bulldoze them and their opinions out of your way. It's an incredible high. If you haven't done the necessary brainwork beforehand you may also accrue incredible losses So do battle your inte
  9. Sure, but it's not permanent. At times I'm fairly apathetic about holding several contradictory opinions about something. At other times I may be driven to resolve some of the conflicts. Life is mostly grey and fuzzy anyway. To be certain about something complex is to dismiss valid concerns. To gain useful understanding about something is a matter of weighing different points of view.
  10. This could just mean that the show director knows how psychics work and has removed the components necessary for them to get anything out of it. Otherwise they should produce at least some clues, just like a detective looking at a case would. I would guess they didn't let the psychics interview witnesses or suspects. If I had to guess, the psychic's forte should be human interaction and reading subtle things like microexpressions.
  11. Hell just doesn't make sense. A man can tell someone they disagree with "Hey, I can understand why you'd believe that, but I just don't see it that way" without any anger or need to exact punishment. If a man can be that magnanimous, how could a god be pettier? Anger at differing views implies uncertainty and insecurity. Surely a god would at least grant a painless oblivion to its failed creations. If it's a loving god it would make sense for it to try and fix them if it's capable.
  12. If it's a choice between the fortune reader and that indian pastor, go for the fortune reader. I mean your description of the indian pastor gives me creeps. Imagine going to someone who seems sad an telling them "deep down you feel suicidial". Holy shit. At least with the fortune reader it's just a honest fraud where the money changes hands and everyone is happy and you walk away after the 30 minutes, no strings attached. Religious leaders work in more mysterious ways.
  13. Agree with the rest but I think if you poke fun of someone you have to take responsibility. It's not exactly reasonable to expect others to humor something they might be unable to take lightly. It's a bit like patting the ass of a woman you're in good terms with. You know you can get away with it and you both know it's a joke and you don't truly disrespect her. Still, you can't expect every woman to take it well.
  14. You can experiment. I've found some methods that way. Crisped rice cereal has a strong effect for me in that I think it effects my blood sugar super strongly, to the extent of making me very drowsy, but eating it is not as big a pleasure as eating sweets would be, as the cereal itself isn't sweet. Primarily it's just a very quickly digestable starch. This kills the cravings without giving me the pleasure that sweets would give me. The cravings only attack me a few times over the course of a few days before they diminish to a negligible level. So if I win those fights I'
  15. @midniterider That reminds me of the case of Natascha Kampusch who was abducted as a child and kept in a basement for 8 years. from a BBC news article: She decided to ignore what was irrational and paid the price.
  16. Irrational fear IS a gut feeling. It's up to you how much you trust it. 'Irrational' does not equal 'wrong'. In hindsight you will know what was the right choice. Don't get stuck on figures of speech. There are many others anyway, like someone giving you the creeps, an alarm going off in your mind etc etc. Normal people with full faculties don't murder or get murdered very often. It's mostly low-lifes who kill people they're close to. They'll usually give bad vibes to normal people.
  17. My parents also try to dominate me. I won't let them and so long as they insist on it, they won't be in my life. It's just a matter of putting your foot down and not budging. In practice that may mean cutting most connections. But is that the problem in your case? Do they tell you what to do or do they just insist on you not telling them what to do? You can't force them to think the way you'd like them to. That's within their boundaries and you cannot make demands there. Pronouns and names are a grey area I guess, but if you go with a desperate "at least grant me this", even if you
  18. I guess it's because it's true enough. For many people anyway. Maybe there are also those who don't feel like they're missing anything important. I wouldn't know.
  19. I guess it's a matter of taste, then. I bore of lore and academics and prefer the intuitive types. What is intellectual spirituality anyway? There's no such thing. And what is religion without spirituality? The value of the religious eccentric is in his spirituality. Expecting something else of them seems irrational to me. But maybe I'm being myopic here.
  20. You haven't been reading his posts properly. You keep nagging about evidence. He has already expressed his evidence is subjective. It follows that it's not something he could give you. Even for me it's frustrating to watch a discussion where one side doesn't even listen.
  21. I wouldn't believe anyone who says they can control their emotions. Better just accept that emotions will come just as they please.
  22. UK has national healthcare so she may have to be smart about what she says aloud. Finland has national healthcare too, and what you talk to your doctors here will go to your file which will be accessible to other health care personnel as well as some other officials. Having a mental health diagnosis is known to cause certain problems such as seeking help for other medical needs being dismissed as crazy talk. After all, under public services you're not a paying customer but a strain to their limited budget. Furthermore, actually getting to talk to specialized professionals can be ei
  23. I wonder what causes shame anyway. Having high expectations and failing them? Like "I should have been able to do better than this". Then again wouldn't that just cause frustration? I know that frustration can make me loathe myself to the extent of wanting to punish myself. Maybe try to re-estimate your ability to resist eating in an unhealthy way? I mean, maybe expect to fail to some extent sometimes? I'm just taking a shot in the dark here, though, so maybe this approach is useless for you. For me overeating junk primarily causes a physically unpleasant feeling. Becau
  24. A few years ago I thought about the phrase "throw out the baby with the bathwater" and I've wondered if the concept of sin, human worthlessness and a just but ruthless god are the useful concepts to pick up from Christianity, and the sugar coating like eternal life and unconditional love and Jesus dying for our sins is what should be cast out. We are mundane creations, destined to return to dust and be thankful for the brief, pitiful life we had. On a side note, I kinda like how Islam is named. "Submission". It seems like that is the proper and rational attitude toward a supreme be
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