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I am a Buddhist and if anyone wants to question my beliefs then they are welcome to do so...

 
 
Cyracuz
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 04:50 am
Why does it have to be either no god or a god? Isn't it perhaps even more likely that reality is something else entirely?
Frank Apisa
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 08:27 am
@Cyracuz,
Cyracuz wrote:

Why does it have to be either no god or a god? Isn't it perhaps even more likely that reality is something else entirely?


I don't know that it is "more likely"...but it certainly seems possible.
hingehead
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 08:36 am
@Frank Apisa,
Like the moon is made of orange juice.
Frank Apisa
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 08:41 am
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:

Like the moon is made of orange juice.


I love orange juice, Hingehead. Wink
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 08:54 am
Frank Apisa said:
Quote:
it seems that GOD could easily provide unambiguous evidence of ITS existence


That'd make it too easy! Remember, the earth is a testing ground and God is using the Prime Directive not to interfere, he's leaving it to our own free will to seek him out.
Jesus said - "The work God requires is to believe in the one he has sent" (John 6:28 )
"Work out your own salvation.." (Philip 2:12 KJV)
"Come near to God and he will come near to you" (James 4:8)


Frank Apisa
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 09:04 am
@Romeo Fabulini,
Romeo Fabulini wrote:

Frank Apisa said:
Quote:
it seems that GOD could easily provide unambiguous evidence of ITS existence


That'd make it too easy! Remember, the earth is a testing ground


"The Earth is a testing ground"...because you guess it to be???

Why do you suppose your blind guesses about the REALITY of existence has to be the actual REALITY?

Quote:

...and God is using the Prime Directive not to interfere, he's leaving it to our own free will to seek him out.


Or there is no god...and all that stuff is just made up by people like you to quiet reasonable questions about the conduct of this supposed god.


Quote:
Jesus said - "The work God requires is to believe in the one he has sent" (John 6:28 )
"Work out your own salvation.." (Philip 2:12 KJV)
"Come near to God and he will come near to you" (James 4:8)


"Nonsense!" A Whole Bunch of People 1:1
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 09:55 am
As a league-topping PC wargame champion under my fighting name of 'Poor Old Spike' (below), I find that I have the uncanny gift of being able to see the Big Picture much better than other people and can therefore plan my winning strategies accordingly.
Same with religions, (including atheism and agnosticism) and other assorted beliefs, i can look at them and see the 'big picture' behind them and tell what they're trying to say and whether they're worth a rat's ass or not, hence my superhuman debate-winning hitting power..Smile

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/ExIS/LaddAzA_zps80bb6d59.jpg~original
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/ExIS/LaddBbz.gif
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/ExIS/LaddCz.gif
Frank Apisa
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 10:09 am
@Romeo Fabulini,
Romeo Fabulini wrote:

As a league-topping PC wargame champion under my fighting name of 'Poor Old Spike' (below), I find that I have the uncanny gift of being able to see the Big Picture much better than other people and can therefore plan my winning strategies accordingly.
Same with religions, (including atheism and agnosticism) and other assorted beliefs, i can look at them and see the 'big picture' behind them and tell what they're trying to say and whether they're worth a rat's ass or not, hence my superhuman debate-winning hitting power..Smile

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/ExIS/LaddAzA_zps80bb6d59.jpg~original
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/ExIS/LaddBbz.gif
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/ExIS/LaddCz.gif



Be careful you do not hurt your arm patting yourself on the back, Romeo.

I wonder...since you are so knowledgeable:

Why d0 you suppose people like you need to toot their own horns as much as you do?

What kind of demons are you, and they, fighting?
Romeo Fabulini
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 11:03 am
Frank Apisa proclaimed:
Quote:
Why d0 you suppose people like you need to toot their own horns as much as you do?

So that you can marvel at my unearthly radiance and want to be like me..Smile
“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light" (Luke 11:32-34)

Hey guys, if you want to get through the pearlies, just you stick with your uncle Spike..Smile
Some of my wargame fan mail-
Geordie-"As a player POS is top notch and his file return rate is amongst the best I have encountered..his tactics work"
RocketMan- "POS is great guy to learn tank tactics from with unsurpassed file return times (it is like he is an AI or something with him returning files any time of the night or day).."
MrBadExample- "POS is excellent player, good guy and gets turns out quickly! Highly reccomended .."
Enigma- "POS is great tactician, superb return rate and some really wonderful comments with them too. Well worth playing! Also a great teacher in helping you improve your own gameplay and a really good playtester.."
Fredrock- "POS is interesting Tactician, good player, really great Banter,got to give him a try.."
British Tommy- "POS is a very good tactical player, well worth playing against.."
Von Schwendemann- "POS is excellent player with an outstanding return rate. If you haven't played him you are missing out. Have fun.."
Neubaufahrzeug- "Played twice in mirror mode against POS and he is a fair, competent and fast player. CM is living with such guys - let´s go on.."
Koen- "POS I must admit that you're crazy and something's totally wrong with you but you're honest and straight to the point.."
Mad Russian- "To give POS his due, he does good CM support..Every single time POS and I have played each other he is a grand opponent. His return rate is better than ANYBODY's!!!"
Hirr Leto- "POS is a good commander, and does what he does well"
Lord Bane quote- "I have been playing the game for many years but have learned quite a bit about the game by reading your fantastic tactical posts."
The Coil- "POS is great when you want to understand the mechanics of the game"
Wardog- "POS you are a tough little f*cker to play against"
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 11:03 am
Frank Apisa proclaimed:
Quote:
Why d0 you suppose people like you need to toot their own horns as much as you do?

So that you can marvel at my unearthly radiance and want to be like me..Smile
“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light" (Luke 11:32-34)
Hey guys, if you want to get through the pearlies, just you stick with your uncle Spike..Smile
Some of my wargame fan mail-
Geordie-"As a player POS is top notch and his file return rate is amongst the best I have encountered..his tactics work"
RocketMan- "POS is great guy to learn tank tactics from with unsurpassed file return times (it is like he is an AI or something with him returning files any time of the night or day).."
MrBadExample- "POS is excellent player, good guy and gets turns out quickly! Highly reccomended .."
Enigma- "POS is great tactician, superb return rate and some really wonderful comments with them too. Well worth playing! Also a great teacher in helping you improve your own gameplay and a really good playtester.."
Fredrock- "POS is interesting Tactician, good player, really great Banter,got to give him a try.."
British Tommy- "POS is a very good tactical player, well worth playing against.."
Von Schwendemann- "POS is excellent player with an outstanding return rate. If you haven't played him you are missing out. Have fun.."
Neubaufahrzeug- "Played twice in mirror mode against POS and he is a fair, competent and fast player. CM is living with such guys - let´s go on.."
Koen- "POS I must admit that you're crazy and something's totally wrong with you but you're honest and straight to the point.."
Mad Russian- "To give POS his due, he does good CM support..Every single time POS and I have played each other he is a grand opponent. His return rate is better than ANYBODY's!!!"
Hirr Leto- "POS is a good commander, and does what he does well"
Lord Bane quote- "I have been playing the game for many years but have learned quite a bit about the game by reading your fantastic tactical posts."
The Coil- "POS is great when you want to understand the mechanics of the game"
Wardog- "POS you are a tough little f*cker to play against"







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JLNobody
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 11:08 am
@Romeo Fabulini,
Oh, Romeo, you embarrass me; I had no idea you were so smart.
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Cyracuz
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 11:43 am
@Romeo Fabulini,
Wait... Did you just use the scoreboard of a PC game to demonstrate your "philosophy skills"?

Here's what I read from that:

You have 1,5x the amount of total games played than 2nd place. You have more wins than everyone. You have more draws than anyone. You have more losses than anyone. Your win ratio is about 50%. Not that impressive...
So much for the bigger picture...
IRFRANK
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 12:09 pm
@Frank Apisa,
If we don't feed this ass, maybe he will go away.
Frank Apisa
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 12:54 pm
@IRFRANK,
IRFRANK wrote:

If we don't feed this ass, maybe he will go away.


I think that probably is the only way to handle him. I succumb to the temptation to argue with him from time to time...even though I realize he is not arguing from a position of reason. I'll do my best to refrain. And if he ever gets back to planet Earth...perhaps then he and the rest of us can have meaningful discussion.

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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 01:03 pm
Cyracuz said:
Quote:
Your win ratio is about 50%. Not that impressive

Sure, the contenders made brief flash-in-the-pan runs at me before they ran out of steam and I decked them, but at the end of the day I was the only one still standing..Smile
Tell 'em Rock-
"C'mon, it's true, but that don't bother me, I just wanna prove somethin', I ain't no bum, it don't matter if I lose, don't matter if Romeo opens my head.
The only thing I wanna do is go the distance, that's all.
Nobody's ever gone fifteen rounds with Romeo. If I go them fifteen rounds, an' that bell rings an' I'm still standin', I'm gonna know then I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood"


http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/rocky1.png
Cyracuz
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 01:59 pm
@Romeo Fabulini,
Quote:
Sure, the contenders made brief flash-in-the-pan runs at me before they ran out of steam and I decked them


Actually, the guy on second place had a better win rate than you. If you both had played an equal number of games, he'd have beaten you.

Bragging about that scorboard is like bragging you won a football match after three rounds, when the enemy team went home after two...
Besides, that was years ago. No new amazing feats of accomplishment since then?

Lol.
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 02:33 pm
Cyracuz said:
Quote:
Actually, the guy on second place had a better win rate than you. If you both had played an equal number of games, he'd have beaten you

If, if, if...Smile
Fact is he only played 97 games then cracked up and fell by the wayside whereas I stayed the course and played 146.
In real life he'd have got ashore on D-Day and got to Paris before running out of steam, but I'd have gone on all the way to Berlin..Wink
"Just keep driving down that road until you get blown up"- Gen. George Patton
PS- He's a serving soldier in the Greek army, and other contenders are also in the armed forces of various countries including USA.
A couple of contenders are older than me (I'm 65) but the majority are aged about 30 to 50.
When they take potshots at me on the cyber battlefield, I think "you're gonna have to do better than that, sonny!"..Smile

Incidentally, I topped my first wargame league 10 years ago (below), i'm kool..Smile
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/sub4/rd-cup.gif

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neologist
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 07:31 pm
@Cyracuz,
Way to go Cyr. I thought I had found a new hero. Sad Crying or Very sad
Cyracuz
 
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Wed 16 Oct, 2013 07:41 pm
@neologist,
Don't worry. Heroes aren't all that hard to find. One clue is that they are too busy being awesome to spend time telling everyone that they are.
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igm
 
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Thu 17 Oct, 2013 06:29 am
igm wrote:

The Buddha said, 'I teach only one thing, suffering and how to put an end to it'.

http://able2know.org/topic/220485-2#post-5415682

igm wrote:

... in the Buddha's teaching called, 'The Heart Sutra' it says, 'There is no suffering, no cause of suffering, no ending of suffering and no path that leads to the ending of suffering.'

On enlightenment it says, 'There is no attainment and no non-attainment.'

That appears to contradict most of what I've said in my posts so far. Buddhism is deep... very deep and also very ordinary.

http://able2know.org/topic/220485-12#post-5422817
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