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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:31 pm

turtle wrote:us dummies want to know what sex is.....
we are confused.....we need a definition but it cant be google stuff....we need to know the spiritual side of this blessed act.....maybe we are missing out....

:lol: It can't be defined...it can only be experienced. And afterwards, it's difficult to define it.
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby turtle » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:02 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:
turtle wrote:us dummies want to know what sex is.....
we are confused.....we need a definition but it cant be google stuff....we need to know the spiritual side of this blessed act.....maybe we are missing out....

:lol: It can't be defined...it can only be experienced. And afterwards, it's difficult to define it.


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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:08 pm

turtle wrote:
Arcturus Descending wrote:
turtle wrote:us dummies want to know what sex is.....
we are confused.....we need a definition but it cant be google stuff....we need to know the spiritual side of this blessed act.....maybe we are missing out....

:lol: It can't be defined...it can only be experienced. And afterwards, it's difficult to define it.


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Yeah, right!! :evilfun:
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby turtle » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:29 pm

us dummies----joker has let the cat out of the bag....duh
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby Arcturus Descending » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:39 pm

turtle wrote:us dummies----joker has let the cat out of the bag....duh


:-k What does that mean?
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby turtle » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:40 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:
turtle wrote:us dummies----joker has let the cat out of the bag....duh


:-k What does that mean?

see post cat out of bag
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby Ierrellus » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:41 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:
turtle wrote:us dummies----joker has let the cat out of the bag....duh


:-k What does that mean?

Joker has admitted to being tyrannus--a sock puppet.
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby Arcturus Descending » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:43 pm

Ierrellus wrote:
Arcturus Descending wrote:
turtle wrote:us dummies----joker has let the cat out of the bag....duh


:-k What does that mean?

Joker has admitted to being tyrannus--a sock puppet.

...and Joker is Realunoriginal?
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby Arcturus Descending » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:46 pm

turtle wrote:
Arcturus Descending wrote:
turtle wrote:us dummies----joker has let the cat out of the bag....duh


:-k What does that mean?

see post cat out of bag


Little reptile, do you realize just how many threads have that expression "the cat out of the bag' the cat is out of the bag".
We silly humans really need to use our imagination and come up with more expressions and metaphors. :lol:
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“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby turtle » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:21 pm

us dummies-------I think dragon is someone else...maybe joker again...
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby von Rivers » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:59 pm

dummies-----I don't think we've figured out what it's all about.....what's it about, for us dummies?
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby turtle » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:20 pm

von Rivers wrote:dummies-----I don't think we've figured out what it's all about.....what's it about, for us dummies?


IDK but us dummies are not inferior to the great ilp philosophers...
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby Moreno » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:43 am

Arcturus Descending wrote:...and Joker is Realunoriginal?

He was a Christian. So no, or we are dealing with a dissociative personality disorder.
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby turtle » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:30 pm

well us dummies....what do we have here on ilp......tyrannus is on a roll....jay and kat are figuring out death....
what are we dummies to do....
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby von Rivers » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:54 pm

most of my free time is spent thinking about baseball..... it keeps this dummy occupied....
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby turtle » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:32 pm

von Rivers wrote:most of my free time is spent thinking about baseball..... it keeps this dummy occupied....


river------I am glad to hear about the vr dummy....

I am thinking about that death thing....I am thinking too much....on to something with less stress...
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby von Rivers » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:33 am

turtle-----have you ever tried carpentry? ....nothing major, just a little wood working, to make a small thing or other.

a box, a picture frame, a nicely sanded block.......anything really.

it works for me......
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby Arcturus Descending » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:41 pm

von Rivers

I tried drawing one time. I do not think that i can draw - except perhaps with words. I sat down one pleasant evening and began to draw my snake plant. Do you know what a snake plant looks like? :lol: It took me three solid hours to draw that thing. Where did the time ever go? It did look like a snake plant and that is all i can say...except that i so enjoyed the experience. I was totally in the zone for three hours...time either moved on or stood still for that time. I was so content with my achievent - such that it was.

I think that it was a moment of ineffable contemplation. One may communicate most intimately with a snake plant than with another human. I must have made that snake plant's day.
:lol:

And what is the philosophical lesson to be learned here? :-k
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby turtle » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:57 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:von Rivers

I tried drawing one time. I do not think that i can draw - except perhaps with words. I sat down one pleasant evening and began to draw my snake plant. Do you know what a snake plant looks like? :lol: It took me three solid hours to draw that thing. Where did the time ever go? It did look like a snake plant and that is all i can say...except that i so enjoyed the experience. I was totally in the zone for three hours...time either moved on or stood still for that time. I was so content with my achievent - such that it was.

I think that it was a moment of ineffable contemplation. One may communicate most intimately with a snake plant than with another human. I must have made that snake plant's day.
:lol:

And what is the philosophical lesson to be learned here? :-k


oh my god-----what is the philosophical lesson?????
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby von Rivers » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:11 am

turtle raises a good question.

arc, i'm not familiar with snake plants... but i get what you're saying. it's a good example of what i was saying.

i think creatures such as us are naturally creative, and that an economy centered around specialization, small tasks, repetition, often does us a disservice. it's good to broaden horizons... to drawing, or elsewhere.

you were in the zone, dialed in, locked on, in tune, bending space and time by being absorbed in something.
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby turtle » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:04 pm

I really like what arc and river are saying....they are talking positive stuff...

ilp has become very negative....the focus is on all the shit in the world...we have persons on ilp who tear down anything good and focus on the bad.....you know who they are...
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby turtle » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:41 pm

hello us dummies....I continue to be amazed at how intelligent life on earth developed from carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen....
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby Ierrellus » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:47 pm

turtle wrote:hello us dummies....I continue to be amazed at how intelligent life on earth developed from carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen....

I still think an intelligent God brought these things together; but that's a minority opinion.
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby turtle » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:58 pm

Ierrellus wrote:
turtle wrote:hello us dummies....I continue to be amazed at how intelligent life on earth developed from carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen....

I still think an intelligent God brought these things together; but that's a minority opinion.


how did an intelligent god do it...
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Re: Philosophy For Us Dummies

Postby Ierrellus » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:04 pm

turtle wrote:
Ierrellus wrote:
turtle wrote:hello us dummies....I continue to be amazed at how intelligent life on earth developed from carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen....

I still think an intelligent God brought these things together; but that's a minority opinion.


how did an intelligent god do it...

By being a part of it.
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