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by cousinbasil
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

Sure, but that only tends to piss him off even more. Better to fein obedience when He's around and do what the fuck you please when He's not. That has worked for me anyway. TA, always the practical beast of burden. Reminds me of Father Guido Sarducci, when asked how one should comport oneself if Je...
by cousinbasil
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

by cousinbasil
Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

Science deals with specific causes and effects, not the idea of causality itself. This is the hugest possible load of horse-shit. I have no idea what made you believe this, but it is eerily familiar in this forum. Do yourself a favor. Dare to educate yourself. Your certainty might be challenged for...
by cousinbasil
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

The sexual aspect I find quite peculiar. What if somewhere, somehow, there is a sphere where the beings there assemble in loving fraternity while listening to elevated, intelligent and 'spiritual, music, and in some rite perhaps not unlike Catholic mass, call down into manifestation the being from ...
by cousinbasil
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

I will try one more time. So time can increase or decrease in size? Why can you not assume the obvious? Time has an arrow. The spatial dimensions do not. Thousands of physical experiments show how time and space are intertwined, and both are measurable. Can we at least agree on that? And what is the...
by cousinbasil
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

When you think about it, this 'god' who origines and origened this world and all possible worlds must be a really strange 'being' "Being" implies "existing within Time." If he invented Time, I use the term "entity" instead. As a footnote, the "Supreme Being" is not synonymous with this entity, but ...
by cousinbasil
Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

1.But even if that Being is within the All, what is he was truly the creator of Earth, who created all lives out of nothingness with the power of his consciousness? 2. What is that Being truly has power over your destiny? 3. What if that Being has infinite force that can destroy the total mass in t...
by cousinbasil
Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

The only way for God to create time would be for him to exist before the creation of time, which is impossible for obvious reasons. You think I do not read what I say. So now you are just getting even by replying to what I wrote without responding to to the ideas I am expressing. You entirely misse...
by cousinbasil
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

cousinbasil: Logically, if God were Infinite and Eternal, what would prevent him from "being able" to create anything, let alone something finite? jupiviv: Precisely that fact. If God is eternal, then the notion of him creating anything is itself totally invalidated, because it applies only to fini...
by cousinbasil
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

Consciousness is still consciousness, regardless of who or what possesses it. It has certain characteristics that even an omniscient being cannot bypass without cost. The term "universal consciousness" has no more meaning than, say, "universal strawberry". An omniscient being could conceivably expa...
by cousinbasil
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

Atheism isn't the belief that there is no God, it is just the absence of the belief that there is a God (of course, here I am referring to the traditional God that most people believe in) Not sure you are correct here, blue. atheism - noun ▸the belief or theory that God does not exist This is from ...
by cousinbasil
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

cousinbasil: David, your notion of causality is faulty at the core - you miss the essence of things by eternally returning to cause and effect as if running for cover. David Quinn: I'm not following you here. I agree that thoughts are caused and have effects, but I don't know how this connects to y...
by cousinbasil
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

cousinbasil: What if the world were rife with uncaused causes, most of which go unnoticed because they have an ensuing effect, which then becomes cause for another effect, which vanishes without causing anything further. David Quinn: This is like asking how do we know the world isn't rife with marr...
by cousinbasil
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What is the the value of being a genius?
Replies: 84
Views: 12396

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

Cousinbasil, Please treat me as I would you, with the benefit of the doubt. Innocent until proven guilty no matter how strange. No one said you were guilty or even strange. In fact, your complaints seem commonplace - at least if you hang out enough around here, they do. And don't worry - I have ple...
by cousinbasil
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

TA wrote:Okay, I am not at all either happy witht the most unfortunate 'porcupine', but I do think you see how language produces its own enevitabilities
... and as long as Larry is Fine with "Porcupine"...
by cousinbasil
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

The Islam religion, and all other religions, over the centuries have deeply embedded in the brains of the youth an automatic association to finite characteristics when the subject of God is brought up. I think you are being too harsh here. While I do not align my self with any organized religion, f...
by cousinbasil
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

What about thoughts and emotions? Do they have mass? They always have an associated mass. Then you are defining the universe to mean something finite. God cannot be the All and yet be able to create something finite. This makes no sense. Logically, if God were Infinite and Eternal, what would preve...
by cousinbasil
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What is the the value of being a genius?
Replies: 84
Views: 12396

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

Thought to go to college and do great things and found they taught things in ways that I could not stand. Concepts without integrity imposed by teachers without integrity. Before then end of the second semester I dropped out due to a shear lack of will. How could I respect the credentials gained if...
by cousinbasil
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

At 55, I am convinced the existence - or not - of God is something that cannot be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. The God that is everything certainly exists. - According to Liberty Sea's reasoning above, that God is , but could not exist , since [utterly] everything could not stand out. Also you...
by cousinbasil
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

No, that is not what I am saying. What I am asking is: If God acts with reason, but outside of time, does God have free will? Is causal determinism only possible in time? If God acts with reason, then he must have free will. True free will might only be possible if "outside time" is possible. Time ...
by cousinbasil
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

-God and only God has wujud. Wujud is an Arabic word which means That which finds and is found. Wujud is often translated as existence, but not in the meaning of "standing out". God's "being" needs no other being to relate to. God can have Wujud without being in relation to any other being. -Before...
by cousinbasil
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Enlightenment / Knowing Who You Are
Replies: 81
Views: 19236

Re: Enlightenment / Knowing Who You Are

Note: [Just for the record] To have interchange with the denizens of Hell you have to be well-protected and very, very tricky. You have to know Hell so well that any exchange with the denizens is part of your required 'pay-back' to whatever it was that liberated you, once, from such a hell. You can...
by cousinbasil
Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Monomyth
Replies: 34
Views: 2976

Re: Monomyth

He seems to be saying a new life awaits but until the earth is destroyed he is restricted from his initiation into it. The whole context of Luke 12 is about not being concerned with worldly possessions, worldly treasures, or worldly justice, valuing honesty above judgment. If he's asking us to not ...
by cousinbasil
Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

The first cause idea is found in many different fields, including science, but it is completely wrong. In your view, why is it completely wrong? If you would, please leave beliefs out of your answer, important to you as they may be. Please rely on observations and your own speculations concerning y...
by cousinbasil
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: On consciousness
Replies: 255
Views: 17373

Re: On consciousness

You've just declared your belief that compassion is the correct world view for this moment and every moment to come. It just seems like you're defending an unnecessary belief. Can we even know what compassion looks like in any given moment? If compassion arises within the context of the moment, the...