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by Hywel
Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Fearmongering
Replies: 3
Views: 1619

Well, I hate to harp but I am going to harp. In the wake of the hurricanes that recently hit the Gulf Coast of the US, it has been proposed that the country needs a disaster plan. FEMA had a hurricane hitting New Orleans as number one on their list of potential disasters. Bush and Co cut their budg...
by Hywel
Sun Feb 08, 2004 11:31 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Bhagavad Gita
Replies: 20
Views: 15850

Re: Bhagavad Gita

<t>Quote:Quote:<hr>I withdraw the statement (and ideally wouldn't have made it), considering that i've only read a few bits of it on the 'Minefield'. I actually thought it was yourself that was making that statement, and that i was only reinforcing it.<hr><br/> <br/> I know, you thought I was being ...
by Hywel
Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:36 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Bhagavad Gita
Replies: 20
Views: 15850

Re: Bhagavad Gita

<t>Quote:Quote:<hr>All those, from some religion (conditioning)<br/> stemming books are worthless, in the end. <br/> And we know it, don't we. <hr><br/> <br/> I agree, although, the ultimately worthless Bhagavad Gita also mentions its ultimate worthlessness:-<br/> <br/> "When thy mind leaves behind ...
by Hywel
Mon Feb 02, 2004 8:38 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Bhagavad Gita
Replies: 20
Views: 15850

Bhagavad Gita

<t>In an earlier thread, Rhett mentioned that the Bhagavad Gita could have the unfortunate effect of stopping people from seeking truth.<br/> <br/> But from my own reading of it, it seems to brim with wisdom and encouragement for the truth seeker. Aside from a few dodgy verses, which are easy enough...
by Hywel
Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Ne Plus Ultra
Replies: 60
Views: 28925

Re: Ne Plus Ultra

<t>I didnt actually believe people like this existed.<br/> <br/> I was tempted to cut out some of the funniest parts and post them in the thinkers inn, but theres just too many.<br/> <br/> But I did manage to find a single sentence from Plato that perhaps sums up the insanity:-<br/> Quote:Quote:<hr>...
by Hywel
Sun Nov 23, 2003 10:57 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Emotion - a false and deadly notion
Replies: 20
Views: 9344

Re: --- Happiness and Emotions

<t>Happiness<br/> <br/> Happiness is lack of desire. This can be through contentment with the current situation, and therefore temporary, or through understanding of the nature of happiness, and therefore permanent (while the understanding remains).<br/> <br/> Joy isnt really included in this, its j...
by Hywel
Sun Nov 23, 2003 1:06 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Reason?
Replies: 20
Views: 9123

Reason?

<t>Im writing this because when considering philosophical issues, I can know the nanswer, but not be able to explain why I know. This doesnt seem very logical to me, but nevertheless it is extraordinarily accurate.<br/> <br/> As an example, I'm going to use the "fate/free will" issue, since its one ...