Stormbringer

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  • Birthday 06/09/1984

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  1. Archiving old posts and cleaning up the forum. Kept running across your thoughts. Miss ya buddy and our conversations.

    1. RevTom

      RevTom

      It has been ages since I was last here, I have lost all the friends/followers I once had, and I am unfamiliar with the format now. Fawzo; Meredo. Atwater Vitki...all gone?

       

  2. Was coming here to make a Happy Birthday Murph thread. Hope you have aa great one Murph. You deserve it.
  3. The Nature Of Ribs

    If you were to poll people who know me in person outside of this forum you would get varied responses along the line of the nicest.., the kindest..., most caring, just a big teddy bear, charitable, reliable, giving, etc.. At least that is what I have been told and witnessed. I've often had the feeling that if you asked people who only know me from online posts those would not be the reviews I would be getting. I often find people attributing emotions and motivations to my words that don't exist. Interpersonal communication in this format is severely limited and we are discussing what can be sensitive topics for some people. They are also discussions you generally wouldn't have in mixed company. I try to keep that in mind but I often feel I fail. I come off much better in person and am known to be quite charming I swear! We must also take into account that a message board is designed for the purpose of having certain discussions that we normally wouldn't pursue so vigorously in person in order to keep the peace. It is called a forum after all. So it would stand to reason that you know what you are signing up for and what level of discourse is going to be present beforehand and prepare yourself for cognitive dissonance and disagreement. As for off the forum if I'm taking the time to discuss or argue a point with you it means I respect your intelligence and think you can handle simple disagreement. If I'm teasing you and picking on you I probably like you and consider you a friend of some sort.
  4. Atwater Vitki

    His passion and understanding knew no limits.
  5. evidence for the supernatural

    Safe to be said.
  6. evidence for the supernatural

    It seems like we are agreeing yet debating at the same time... Am I not being clear enough?
  7. evidence for the supernatural

    Very true. For clarification I wasn't stating people are incapable of going from non- belief to belief and vice versa or that it is rare. For the context of that statement reference my earlier sentences in which I said "Unfortunately these things rely on experiential knowledge and cannot be reproduced in a lab. So by scientific standards that can never really be "proven" unless a new technology occurs that allows us to catalogue and observe them in repeatable instances.." Sounds experiential. A worldview shift is unlikely to occur with a conversation. It can happen but that conversation will most likely have surrounding experiences that make the person receptive to that conversation.
  8. evidence for the supernatural

    Unfortunately these things rely on experiential knowledge and cannot be reproduced in a lab. So by scientific standards that can never really be "proven" unless a new technology occurs that allows us to catalogue and observe them in repeatable instances. Therefore it is a matter of belief and if you don't believe you most likely won't and if you do then you most likely can't see how others do not. We see in the world that which we desire to see.
  9. Religious freedom at its finest.! Congrats to you and Andre. Thank you for providing this forum Kevin. It has had a big impact on my life.
  10. Genesis 11:27-32
  11. In my belief system the gods "meddle" as it were. There is also a concept of fate but not predestination. However, our future (which we don't necessarily believe exists) is decided by our actions, those of our ancestors, as well as most likely every sentient being's actions culminating in the Web of Wyrd. So yes it can be said we have free will because it is up to us to create our fate in a way. There are just things that are owed because of past actions. Cause and effect if you will. Not all world views use the same model as the abrahamic ones.
  12. Howdy Dan How have you been? I know you like to distance yourself from the RCC but have you ever considered if it wasn't for the RCC and its spreading of Christianity over Europe and the world in a large part by force including the crusades and inquisition that you yourself would not be a Christian today?
  13. Deities

    Thank you for sharing. I have some questions but not the time atm. I will make a follower up post.