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by Summerlander
16 Aug 2018 08:08
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: Lucid dream vs Astral projection
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Lucid dream vs Astral projection

The old debate again ... :roll: If you know you're dreaming, you are having a lucid dream. The most important step a practitioner can take is the realisation that such experiences are nothing but dreams. Once you have them, the realisation that it's all a mental illusion will give you more scope for...
by Summerlander
16 Aug 2018 02:02
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dreams aren't just happening in your brain
Replies: 62
Views: 2900

Re: Dreams aren't just happening in your brain

The trouble with this reality is that it's not solid enough for humans to believe it in their hearts. People love dreams because they feel more powerful and real than reality itself when the truth is that dreams are only a reflection of themselves. But let's forget about the psychological impact tha...
by Summerlander
15 Aug 2018 18:19
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: LIF IS REAL ONLY WHEN I AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: LIF IS REAL ONLY WHEN I AM

What I would like to emphasise in particular is the fact that the universe was around for aeons before the formation of our planet. The universe was around even before life was possible. The universe was here before the first hydrogen atoms and the other lighter elements formed. Before the existence...
by Summerlander
15 Aug 2018 18:11
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dreams aren't just happening in your brain
Replies: 62
Views: 2900

Re: Dreams aren't just happening in your brain

I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me how dreams are not generated by the brain. Where does one base their argument here other than the fact that they would prefer it to be so? From where I'm standing, reality isn't there to please us or torment us. It just is, willy-nilly. Considering that...
by Summerlander
15 Aug 2018 04:25
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Antinatalism: An Insightful Argument
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Antinatalism: An Insightful Argument

Are fleeting moments of happiness and love enough reason to create and preserve life? Not in my book. Arguably, an extinction button that goes unpressed may well be an unethical move by a morally confused species. Rationally, I find myself subscribing to the sentiocentric---and sensory-centric---typ...
by Summerlander
13 Aug 2018 15:32
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Antinatalism: An Insightful Argument
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Antinatalism: An Insightful Argument

Can I just emphasise that the absence of pleasure for the non-existent can never be classed as a bad thing because there is nobody in existence to perceive its absence. So we are not depriving anybody---in this case the 'unborn'---of happiness because there is nobody to miss it. So, if there is nobo...
by Summerlander
13 Aug 2018 02:08
Forum: Dream Interpretation
Topic: My divine dreams and Jibankrishna or Diamond the Holy Ghost
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: My divine dreams and Jibankrishna or Diamond the Holy Ghost

He's a horrible condescending cunt from another site that banned me for my atheism and materialism. :mrgreen:

It's not his fault, Red! These people have no free will and are merely the expression of random quantum mechanics. :D :lol: :P
by Summerlander
13 Aug 2018 00:45
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Antinatalism: An Insightful Argument
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Antinatalism: An Insightful Argument

Hi, Rebecca! Thank you for that ScienceMe.com link---I'm interested in those things, too. Anything to do with the mind, the illusion of control, self etc. is always fascinating. ;) Maybe I can bring up antinatalism on the next one and get the Pete perspective. He's a philosophy student and though we...
by Summerlander
08 Aug 2018 00:55
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Antinatalism: An Insightful Argument
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Antinatalism: An Insightful Argument

Hi and welcome back, Rebecca! :) I'm gonna start by addressing your first post backwards because your last question is, I think, an important one and reminds me of what intellectuals are currently discussing regarding ethics and a hypothetical pill that cures grief and could become a possibility in ...
by Summerlander
07 Aug 2018 22:34
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: LIF IS REAL ONLY WHEN I AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: LIF IS REAL ONLY WHEN I AM

You are part of the whole. You are not the whole. The whole clearly includes me too apart from everybody else and the rest of the universe. Therefore, you, like me and everything else with a self-identity, can stand apart from other things. Despite the fact that we are all made of the same energy, d...

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