You just repeated the action in which I have condemned in all of my statements, stop turning everything into a concept and let yourself be. There are no "answers" to find outside of yourself I assure you. We just are.......we just are.
Go back about 7 posts. That'll get rid of your bewilderment.
I posted the following in another discussion thread and thought you might get value out of it.
I see the difficulty you and I are having. You think that empirical (measurable, definable) data has something to do with 'knowing'.
Empirical data gives you measurable, definable proof of the 'world'. 'Knowing' comes from 'Be-ing' and it has nothing to do with the measurable, definable world. That's why you can 'know' and not be able to 'prove'. But you already 'knew' that, didn't you?
You are defining your 'self' from the outside-in, in terms of the world. I'm defining my 'self' from the inside-out, in terms of Be-ing. What I'm saying comes from 'knowing' (Be-ing) and not from 'proving' (the world)
Do you remember when Jesus said “I am not of this world”? I suspect this is what he was talking about. (Yeh, I'm aware that somebody's going to drop the 'other shoe' on what I just said. It's ok, I'm wearing a flak jacket.)
You have probably figured out that I don't care about empirical data (worldly stuff) (I also suspect this is what “giving up your 'worldly possessions'” is pointing to), I only care about Be-ing/knowing.
I have to be aware of the world because 'I' live along side of it. Ignoring the world, which includes trying to convince anybody that it doesn't exist would be a dangerous undertaking (like stepping out in front of a car).
But, 'I' don't have to express my Be-ing as if I am 'the world' (a measurable, definable thing of the world).
Also, you are accurate. I don't know what you would say.
Whether you want to admit it or not, the first thing you 'see' is 'table' with a tablecloth, silverware, dishes, and place mats and not the way you explained it.
This is not even religion -- not yet religion and no longer philosophy.
Quote:This is not even religion -- not yet religion and no longer philosophy.
It's all philosophizing, guigus. Philosophy is the source of all 'ologies'.
So let me get this straight, [...]
you are the one who determines what is and what isn't philosophy? That's convenient! That way you don't have to think.
I guess nobody told you to think before you 'spew'! It's kind of like a monkey puffing up his chest, flailing his arms about, and screaming loudly to defend his territory.
Thanks for demonstrating what I was talking about.
By the way, I have noticed the path your typical conversations have gone with others. Just about every post you make, your "style" is to break down a whole thought into individual sentences, take them out of context, and react.
There really is nothing more to say to you. Your actions speak for themselves.
Although, I do really have to thank you for inviting yourself to opt out from having a dialog with me. To sve you time and energy, I will click on the "Ignore this person" link for you.
I am grateful that there are people like NAACP participating in this forum.
Even new thoughts are rooted in something learned before.
Well, if you are a true philosopher you would have emptied yourself of all those thoughts that may or may not have been true. You must first start to build your own foundation making sure your roots are firmly planted with your own ideas. However, this is only my perspective and I tend to agree with objectivism.
This is even more heightened with the advent of the internet and smart phones. Now everyone has an opinion and believes they are right...
Talk until all agree, and no crying about it later
Often times, it's easy to know when people are right or wrong - simply based on facts, common sense, and logic.
Case on point: Conservatives continue to advocate for more tax cuts for the rich.