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by Summerlander
15 May 2018 21:04
Forum: Paranormal Activity
Topic: Lucid dreaming convert to astral projection???
Replies: 88
Views: 10707

Re: Lucid dreaming convert to astral projection???

People do indeed experience profound epiphanies and numinous visions. But I feel that these phenomena have been hijacked by religion in a bid to make its tenets more credible. People often refer to these experiences as 'spiritual' and that's fine. But in no way do they vindicate the purported authen...
by Summerlander
14 May 2018 21:20
Forum: Paranormal Activity
Topic: Lucid dreaming convert to astral projection???
Replies: 88
Views: 10707

Re: Lucid dreaming convert to astral projection???

'Imagine, imagine, imagine ...' is the advice given by Jasmine2. There is no such thing as 'astral projection'. It is all dreaming (concocted by your mind as the brain's 'software') and you are either lucid (knowing it's a dream) or not. To imagine is to conjure images IN your mind. And imagination...
by Summerlander
14 May 2018 21:09
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Shocking Truth
Replies: 442
Views: 38676

Re: The Shocking Truth

I've either exposited ingenious ratiocinations in a ridiculous manner or the ratiocinations exhibited here are ridiculous. Which one is it? What do you disagree with? :)
by Summerlander
14 May 2018 21:01
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Visions and Thoughts
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Visions and Thoughts

I'd say they often 'fuel' each other's 'fire' but they are certainly not the same. And this distinction is noteworthy.
by Summerlander
14 May 2018 20:58
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dreams aren't just happening in your brain
Replies: 40
Views: 2091

Re: Dreams aren't just happening in your brain

Well ... I guess we find this topic interesting. :mrgreen:
by Summerlander
14 May 2018 20:50
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lucid Dreaming and Religion
Replies: 98
Views: 7540

Re: Lucid Dreaming and Religion

The norm for an atheist. :mrgreen:
by Summerlander
14 May 2018 20:48
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Science and Morality
Replies: 20
Views: 1319

Re: Science and Morality

I take it that the posts here weren't 'ridiculously said' then, Vivian. :D
by Summerlander
14 May 2018 20:02
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: word play
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: word play

I've got a better one from Salman Rushdie. Every time you see or hear the words 'heart' or 'love', replace them with 'dick' or 'fuck' in your head. Most quixotic or sentimental songs suddenly turn into double entendres ... Here's a couple of examples: Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' beco...
by Summerlander
29 Apr 2018 01:11
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This is why I support Genetic Engineering and Parenting training
Replies: 56
Views: 4789

Re: This is why I support Genetic Engineering and Parenting training

I believe we've already touched upon this potential counterargument: 'A future utopian apogee is not worth the untold suffering of generations that precede it. The only way to put a stop to suffering as quickly as possible is to stop procreating. Nobody suffers if everyone is either dead or unborn.'...
by Summerlander
27 Apr 2018 02:18
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This is why I support Genetic Engineering and Parenting training
Replies: 56
Views: 4789

Re: This is why I support Genetic Engineering and Parenting training

That antinatalist excerpt says it all, really. You definitely feel the logic behind the argument. Based on our current circumstances, life is no gift at all for the born. If the argument isn't flawless, it is certainly a strong one given the times we're living in.

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