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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by stvdv, Jun 2, 2018.

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  1. I like to learn about my Belief System

  2. I like to learn about others' Belief System

  3. I get a good feeling getting "likes"+"winners"

  4. In real life I have no one to share spiritual topics

  5. I like to share my knowledge, wisdom, experiences

  6. I do some personal research for my book/my school/my job

  7. I learn to express my self better in an easy and safe environment

  8. I feel lonesome, and RF makes me get through the day in a nice way

  9. I like to poke and troll around a bit, testing people if they do as they teach

  10. I shouldn't proselytize but do hope my words/advices get people to convert

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  1. ADigitalArtist

    ADigitalArtist Well-Known Member
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    If I call myself old I'll hurt @Sunstone's feelings. ;)
     
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  2. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    I'd word it differently, but yes, I see it that the same way - practice and practice some more.

    I happened on this place as a result of an internet search turning up a question that I could answer. I've stuck around because I find it a mostly interesting and fun place. I also get to practice working on my automatic and extreme reaction to certain political positions and tendency to "counter-punch" in political threads.
     
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  3. Dawnofhope

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    Although I signed up over four years ago, I only started posting about 1 1/2 years ago. It’s provided me with a much better appreciation of the diversity of belief. I’ve really learnt a great deal as my own views have been challenged and tested. I feel safe and comfortable posting here. I like the people here.
     
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  4. Brickjectivity

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    I like the people here, talking helps me, and its an inexpensive social app.
     
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  5. Sunstone

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    Eh? Did you call my name? It's so hard to hear at my age. Come to think of it, I'm not even sure I'm holding my hearing aid up to my mouth right when I speak into it.

    Something about age, eh? Well I may be older than that @Debater Slayer kid, but from what I hear of him,. I'm still a good deal sprier! Heard tell he can't even uncork a wine bottle with his teeth no more. I sure can! My teeth are strong as ever. If I could only remember now where I put them last night. Took them out to sleep, you know.

    Me sleep, not the teeth. Teeth don't sleep. You younguns don't know nothing. Back in my day we knew stuff like that. And do you mind? Could you step back off my grass?
     
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  6. Spiderman

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    I like to learn from mistakes online so I don't make as many mistakes in real life. I also like to learn from people with other views on politics and Religion.
     
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  7. ADigitalArtist

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    Just remember that it's all real life. Online people are just people. :)
     
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  8. Cockadoodledoo

    Cockadoodledoo You’re going to get me!

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    I post here because:-
    1. It’s a place to share my ideas.
    2. I hope I’m open to being memed.
    3. You all seem so intelligent.
     
  9. Sunstone

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    Hah! Hah! Gotcha fooled! The only smart one in the whole bunch of us is @ADigitalArtist, and she's only smart every other week and on Sundays!

    Say, you look like someone who'd appreciate a deal. Tell you what,. if you'll give me a tiny little old dime, I'll give you a big old nickle back nearly twice the size! Whatdayasay?
     
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  10. dfnj

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    The police state is growing, the surveillance state is growing, the Patriot Act, Agenda 21, guns everywhere, police with military tanks, endless war, on and on it goes South of Heaven.

    I came here looking for a shred of hope from my fellow man.

    Liveleak.com - Dudes React to New Sheriffs Rig

    "Has our city got that *#($&(#$ bad?"
     
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  11. Cockadoodledoo

    Cockadoodledoo You’re going to get me!

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    I have no idea concerning dimes and nickels. It’s all euros and cents over here.
     
  12. Sunstone

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    It's kind of a cross between a joke and an almost rite of passage for little kids here. An American dime is made of silver and though it's worth twice as much as an American nickle, it's about half the size because the nickle is -- just as it sounds -- made of a less precious metal, nickle So slightly older kids of a certain very young age tend to dupe slightly younger kids into swapping big nickles for small dimes,. knowing the younger kids haven't yet learned that dimes are smaller but worth more than nickles. This is so nearly universal in America that almost every kid as gone through it, and the event comes nearly as close as Americans ever come to an official rite of passage.

    I was attempting to imply I was dumb enough to try pulling that trick on you, and obvious adult.
     
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  13. Trailblazer

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    You are not old by any standard. :rolleyes: On the other forums I used to post on, most of the posters were older than you, in their 70s and 80s, and they were still as sharp as a tack.

    Of course I am a little prejudiced since I am a bit older than you are. :eek: But I can still ride my bike to work as far as I did 20 years ago and my memory is as good or better than it was when I was young-er.
     
  14. Sunstone

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    Are you absolutely certain you correctly remember how good your memory was?
     
  15. stvdv

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    Thanks for the good reminder. I recently had the thought "virtual life as different from real life". So easy to fool myself and forget "reality" [both ways].

    My Master would not hesitate in a moment as this [we learned a valuable lesson here] to use the opportunity to take it one notch up.
    "But do remember the world you see is unreal, called maya. Never forget who you really are .... divine embodyments"
    [coming from the advaita idea that only consciousness is real. The world is just a superimposition on consciousness]
    [so as "virtual life" might seem unreal to people in the real world [esp. elders], "real worldly life" is seen as unreal to the saints]
     
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  16. stvdv

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    That's a good one to contemplate on.

    You can easily turn it all around. Just live life "true to your feeling" and all people "you used to feel uncomfortable with" will vanish IMHO.
     
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  17. Trailblazer

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    I am absolutely certain.
    I have always had an eidetic memory but it is even better now.
    Then again, I am using my mind constantly, since I begged off TV and started on forums. :)
     
  18. sun rise

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    Thanks for the compliment as I'm 73.
     
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    Methinks your 'angry atheist' period must have been more like a 'quietly smug atheist' period. I don't remember you being rude to anyone. Even people like me who commonly deserve it.
     
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  20. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    I like the forums here because it's more active than other forums with the same theme.

    People's opinions and views vary and are diverse here as well as the demographics from where people live and come from. It provides perspective.
     
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