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by Liberty Sea
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Arguments against temporal finitism
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Arguments against temporal finitism

Hi everyone. Are you familiar with Kant's famous argument against the idea that time has beginning? If not, you can check out this wikipedia article on temporal finitism which mentions various versions of the argument and the objections of academic philosophers against it. https://en.wikipedia.org/w...
by Liberty Sea
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12200

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

Dennis is using Heideggerian terminology. Of course it is obscure for those who are unacquainted with Heidegger.
by Liberty Sea
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Introduction and Goal advice.
Replies: 33
Views: 3682

Re: Introduction and Goal advice.

Hi, Sid.
Understand yourself. Then you will find truth. Then you may want to perfect yourself by embodying the truth, drenching your entire being with Truth. That is Enlightenment.
by Liberty Sea
Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why Such Disdain For Such Great Minds?
Replies: 28
Views: 4956

Re: Why Such Disdain For Such Great Minds?

This goes to the heart of the difference between philosophising spiritually and philosophising academically. In spirituality, the individual's own subjective understanding is king. At its best, the individual's subjective understanding is fully open to ultimate reality and he is fully clear about e...
by Liberty Sea
Tue May 01, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17413

Re: On consciousness

Okay, I probably should stop playing the Devil's advocate by now. But I am uncertain about that. No, it is real immortality, not metaphorical, and the only kind there is. In enlightenment, one literally goes beyond life and death. One sees the impossibility of being alive in the first place. True, b...
by Liberty Sea
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Extraordinary Inquiry Into The Extraordinary
Replies: 5
Views: 1840

Re: Extraordinary Inquiry Into The Extraordinary

jonfield wrote:
To philosophize, we may now say, is an extraordinary inquiry into the extraordinary.|

Martin Heidegger, 1935
Heidegger was correct about that.
-Liberty.
by Liberty Sea
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: the unending pursuit
Replies: 83
Views: 7332

Re: the unending pursuit

If that was really the case, I would respond differently. If a person is genuinely confused and uncertain of everything, then it means that he still values truth and is still looking for it. I would indeed try to help such a fellow. - I have been such a fellow. Not uncertain of 'everything', but st...
by Liberty Sea
Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17413

Re: On consciousness

As Quinn said, I am only exploring a theistic point of view as much as I can, turning the problems around and asking all possible questions. Basically I lean toward atheism. More empty speculation. If things are created out of nowhere then they would in fact be random, i.e, without a cause. This is ...
by Liberty Sea
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17413

Re: On consciousness

An average 8 year old can understand that something cannot be created out of nothing Let me fix it as: Until 15 years old, when I learned about quantum physics and solipsism. You seem to trust an 8 years old's instinct more than a quantum physicist's research. I trust neither of them. and that thin...
by Liberty Sea
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What is the the value of being a genius?
Replies: 84
Views: 12401

Re: What is the the value of being a genius?

Liberty, I don't care to play your game. Infinity is finite as it cannot be more than it is so you have no philosophy, thus you are not close to the status of Philosopher-King. Besides philosophy, philios sophia, was first coined by Pythagorus to mean lover of wisdom in reference to his teacher at ...
by Liberty Sea
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17413

Re: On consciousness

I make this reply to Jupivix, but if anyone can answer the questions I put to him, I am all ear. No, I am sticking to simple logic. If you can't see the contradiction in saying that a God who is the Totality can create something else, or have any properties whatsoever, then I can't help you. Likewis...
by Liberty Sea
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17413

Re: On consciousness

He already is everything, so he can't create any more things. You are sticking to the Law of conservation of matter and energy. But God is defined to be beyond this law. By 'create', I suppose you mean, 'rearrange matter and energy to form a new structure of things', but God is defined to be able t...
by Liberty Sea
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17413

Re: On consciousness

There are things that do not possess mass, like the number 1 or the past. So you aren't talking about everything, but a finite set of things. I define a physical object as that which possesses mass, so number one is not a physical object. Again, if God is the All, then he cannot create finite thing...
by Liberty Sea
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What is the the value of being a genius?
Replies: 84
Views: 12401

Re: What is the the value of being a genius?

Liberty, What is QRS? I figured it out myself without asking anyone. You should be able to figure it out yourself. What is your basis for your view of existence? Finity and infinity. The views you've shared are those of classic dictators in their youth. I am glad. Because I would be the Philosopher...
by Liberty Sea
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17413

Re: On consciousness

I certainly would. Let's say we found out that a pimply teenager designed the universe as we know it, that everything we experience is nothing more than a virtual reality program running on some kind of computer in a basement. Would you be content to accept the pimply teenager as God? Or would you ...
by Liberty Sea
Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17413

Re: On consciousness

Liberty, While it is true that referring to God as simply the ALL, or the Infinite, etc., is a matter of personal preference, it has nothing to do with theories or beliefs. It is used here as a word to describe something, not a declaration of a belief. What you are doing is rejecting what you are e...
by Liberty Sea
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Fixation on Origin
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: Fixation on Origin

Why do you live? Why do you want to stay alive? Do you want to merely exist, or you want to really live? Do you want to die without understanding your existence? Does your life matter? Do you want it to be? Does it matter if you live happily or miserably? Does it matter if you die without knowing th...
by Liberty Sea
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What is the the value of being a genius?
Replies: 84
Views: 12401

Re: What is the the value of being a genius?

it's difficult to overlook the contradictions in this, especially in its final statement. it sounds like a political speech. you speak as though you want a unified, embracing society, yet your post has a strong 'me against the world' undertone to it. Nope. I am not against the world. I am against t...
by Liberty Sea
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17413

Re: On consciousness

Even "creator God" got his creative abilities from somewhere . What is the proof for this? What if this creative power has always been in him? If creation, namely the total mass, is removed, the creator God still is, and he is eternity, so how does it trump him? This sounds confusing to me. How can...
by Liberty Sea
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17413

Re: On consciousness

Kunga wrote:What is that nothing that you belive in ?
Funny.
I don't believe in nothingness.
I don't have the mood to be funny now. So let me ruin the fun and spell it out again that it just means I have no belief or disbelief whatsoever.
by Liberty Sea
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17413

Re: On consciousness

Definitions of God: At Genius Forums : God is Absolute Reality/The Totality Not a Creator God. But they have issue with worshiping or believing in a creator God whether this creator God is a reality. I am no worshiper. But I am, for now at least, interested in knowing whether a creator God is. Othe...
by Liberty Sea
Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17413

Re: On consciousness

If the Creator is the ALL, then he can't reside anywhere or in anything. By 'residing in reality', I mean "has actual Being and not simply imaginary'. So what if the Creator of the universe is not the All but still possessed consciousness? Or, consider this: when there is the universe, this conscio...
by Liberty Sea
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17413

Re: On consciousness

Here is where you break off into the same pit that apologetic religious people fall into. Now you're using all kinds of opposing words, like "tiny" and "nothing compared to him." All these words imply some sort of separation. Is God the universe, or is he not? If God is not the "tiny" universe, the...
by Liberty Sea
Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17413

Re: On consciousness

Here you are stuck on the idea that the word God that refers to a finite entity or thing that possesses properties/characteristics, which are, at root, descriptions of finite-ness. To further refer to such a God as Infinite (i.e. part of the All while being the all) is a complete contradiction simp...
by Liberty Sea
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17413

Re: On consciousness

What about thoughts about Allah? - Anyone can think or theorize about Allah, so such thoughts are probably just material processes. But I suspect you are referring to mystical experiences such as when one communicates directly with Allah. For that, I don't know. I don't claim to have any mystical e...