Home | Community | Message Board



Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
InvisiblePsychoactive1984
PositiveCynicist
Male
Registered: 02/06/05
Posts: 3,546
Loc: California, Monterey Coun...
What is the Earth's shape?
    #3987253 - 03/29/05 10:31 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

Some interesting views to say the least...

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/wic.html


--------------------
"Their is one overriding question that concerns us all: How can we get out of the fatal groove we are in, the one that is leading towards the brink?" Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
-Substance over Style.
-Common sense is uncommon.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSWEDEN
Miracle of Science

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 2,577
Loc: PNW
Last seen: 9 months, 30 days
Re: What is the Earth's shape? [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #3988876 - 03/30/05 04:18 AM (9 years, 6 months ago)

:thumbup: Good resource for learning about religious vs. scientific ideas, proofs, and ways of thought.

Phew, what a lot of reading!  :smile:


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinealsey
meet me in thedreamtimewater...

Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 1,203
Last seen: 5 years, 6 months
Re: What is the Earth's shape? [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #3989027 - 03/30/05 06:36 AM (9 years, 6 months ago)

my parents are omphalos...very wierd.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinefireworks_godS
Sexy.Butt.McDanger
Male

Registered: 03/12/02
Posts: 24,734
Loc: Pandurn
Last seen: 20 days, 21 hours
Re: What is the Earth's shape? [Re: alsey]
    #3989042 - 03/30/05 07:03 AM (9 years, 6 months ago)

I think the continum illustrates the problem perfectly. It starts with forms of belief that use the Bible as the sole evidence for their theory, and these beliefs seem completely irrational and baseless. From there, I see each belief taking into account more and more of what science has found to be true, and less of what the Bible says (they allow for more interpretation of the Bible and do not blindy believe it).

I mean, first you have the belief that the Earth is flat, which completley contradicts tons of observable evidence that it is not, to the belief that the Earth is only 6,000 years old, despite tons of evidence that it is not. Of course, some are at least not so blind as to deny this evidence, but only make up a magical belief that the Earth was simply created to appear older than it actually is (a completely useless belief, of course).

Eventually you get to the point where people are basing their beliefs more in reality than on a book that provides no evidence (only the demand that you accept said book as evidence! :nonono:). The idea that God is behind all natural processes, and creates through evolution, etc., seem more reflective of reality than the fact that he created us a few years ago, but just gave the Earth the appearance and history of being formed much earlier. :lol:  :smirk:

Of course, the end of the spectrum is philosophical materalistic evolution, which does not include a belief in God at all. What is interesting in this belief is that it only uses methods that observe reality, instead of imposing onto reality beliefs about reality. It makes no sense to include a belief that has no actual basis in what we can know about reality when it is not required for us to know and understand reality. Such a belief merely clouds our perceptions of what reality is, and this continum demonstrates this.

Of course, almost everyone here already knows all of this and understands this, and that rules. :thumbup: We humans have really come a long way in being able to think, understand, and observe instead of exhibiting poor thinking and reasoning abilities, a state of not knowing, and proclaiming what reality is with no basis for that claim.

:headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :satansmoking:
Peace. :mushroom2:


--------------------
:redpanda:
If I should die this very moment
I wouldn't fear
For I've never known completeness
Like being here
Wrapped in the warmth of you
Loving every breath of you

:heartpump: :bunnyhug: :yinyang:

:yinyang: :levitate: :earth: :levitate: :yinyang:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblePsychoactive1984
PositiveCynicist
Male
Registered: 02/06/05
Posts: 3,546
Loc: California, Monterey Coun...
Re: What is the Earth's shape? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #3989881 - 03/30/05 01:33 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

:handth: :handth: Exactly why I posted this fireworks_god.


--------------------
"Their is one overriding question that concerns us all: How can we get out of the fatal groove we are in, the one that is leading towards the brink?" Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
-Substance over Style.
-Common sense is uncommon.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinefireworks_godS
Sexy.Butt.McDanger
Male

Registered: 03/12/02
Posts: 24,734
Loc: Pandurn
Last seen: 20 days, 21 hours
Re: What is the Earth's shape? [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #3989912 - 03/30/05 01:43 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

:wink:

But, I thought you like, um, posted this 'cause like, God, you know, wanted us to to like... realize that, like, I was on meth, but now I'm a soldier for God, and like, like, rap musikk is the force of the devil, and God asked me to tell you to come home, or like, you'll get shot. :shocked:

:nonono:

Quote:


"I'm never gonna change. That drug [meth] is known for making people crazy, but I'm in my right mind. This was all His plan. You were supposed to be here talking to me."




Riiight, dude, you're not crazy. :lol:


:headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :satansmoking:
Peace. :mushroom2:


--------------------
:redpanda:
If I should die this very moment
I wouldn't fear
For I've never known completeness
Like being here
Wrapped in the warmth of you
Loving every breath of you

:heartpump: :bunnyhug: :yinyang:

:yinyang: :levitate: :earth: :levitate: :yinyang:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblePsychoactive1984
PositiveCynicist
Male
Registered: 02/06/05
Posts: 3,546
Loc: California, Monterey Coun...
Re: What is the Earth's shape? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #3989935 - 03/30/05 01:46 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

:lol: who made that post about meth?

Accordingly, god planned Hitler, and the genocide accompanied by the retention of power of the Third Reich. :tongue:


--------------------
"Their is one overriding question that concerns us all: How can we get out of the fatal groove we are in, the one that is leading towards the brink?" Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
-Substance over Style.
-Common sense is uncommon.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinefireworks_godS
Sexy.Butt.McDanger
Male

Registered: 03/12/02
Posts: 24,734
Loc: Pandurn
Last seen: 20 days, 21 hours
Re: What is the Earth's shape? [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #3989957 - 03/30/05 01:49 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

I'm referring to the confused ex-member of KoRn... I just read about him sending letters to 50 Cent about how God wants him to become one of his soldiers.... :smirk:

:headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :satansmoking:
Peace. :mushroom2:


--------------------
:redpanda:
If I should die this very moment
I wouldn't fear
For I've never known completeness
Like being here
Wrapped in the warmth of you
Loving every breath of you

:heartpump: :bunnyhug: :yinyang:

:yinyang: :levitate: :earth: :levitate: :yinyang:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblePsychoactive1984
PositiveCynicist
Male
Registered: 02/06/05
Posts: 3,546
Loc: California, Monterey Coun...
Re: What is the Earth's shape? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #3989961 - 03/30/05 01:50 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

:lol: Does god really need anymore soldiers? Or is it solja's?


--------------------
"Their is one overriding question that concerns us all: How can we get out of the fatal groove we are in, the one that is leading towards the brink?" Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
-Substance over Style.
-Common sense is uncommon.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineGomp
¡(Bound to·(O))be free!
Male User Gallery

Registered: 09/11/04
Posts: 10,764
Loc: I re·side [primarily] in...
Last seen: 8 days, 22 hours
Re: What is the Earth's shape? [Re: SWEDEN]
    #3991530 - 03/30/05 07:08 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

""religious vs. scientific""

HAhahahaha, i don't mean to be rude or anything, but someone please hold me! I'm gonna burst! AAHAHAHAHAH GOD i LOVE laughing!
THANK YOU!


--------------------


--------------------
Disclaimer!?

I would like to incorporate this picture as a *.gif .. In the image above this line ... But I lack the skill/program to manipulate the very *.gif I created once; long ago .. (Just the head, not the surroundings; in the same style as the two others there .. )
So here it is .. The wanted add on ..


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineGomp
¡(Bound to·(O))be free!
Male User Gallery

Registered: 09/11/04
Posts: 10,764
Loc: I re·side [primarily] in...
Last seen: 8 days, 22 hours
Re: What is the Earth's shape? [Re: Gomp]
    #3991536 - 03/30/05 07:10 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

The earth is shape less, and that is its shape! :P

kinda like we are all different, and in that we are the same... :P


--------------------


--------------------
Disclaimer!?

I would like to incorporate this picture as a *.gif .. In the image above this line ... But I lack the skill/program to manipulate the very *.gif I created once; long ago .. (Just the head, not the surroundings; in the same style as the two others there .. )
So here it is .. The wanted add on ..


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblePsychoactive1984
PositiveCynicist
Male
Registered: 02/06/05
Posts: 3,546
Loc: California, Monterey Coun...
Re: What is the Earth's shape? [Re: Gomp]
    #3991549 - 03/30/05 07:14 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

At least we all agree that the earth does exist...

Unless someone cares to suggest otherwise, in which case I'm all ears. :lol:


--------------------
"Their is one overriding question that concerns us all: How can we get out of the fatal groove we are in, the one that is leading towards the brink?" Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
-Substance over Style.
-Common sense is uncommon.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineGomp
¡(Bound to·(O))be free!
Male User Gallery

Registered: 09/11/04
Posts: 10,764
Loc: I re·side [primarily] in...
Last seen: 8 days, 22 hours
Re: What is the Earth's shape? [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #3991583 - 03/30/05 07:29 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

""What is the Earth's shape?""

It has no shape, the earth does not exist! :P


--------------------


--------------------
Disclaimer!?

I would like to incorporate this picture as a *.gif .. In the image above this line ... But I lack the skill/program to manipulate the very *.gif I created once; long ago .. (Just the head, not the surroundings; in the same style as the two others there .. )
So here it is .. The wanted add on ..


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* the shape of the divine? newjon 407 12 06/14/05 05:09 AM
by Wysefool
* Does a shape hold any power beyond what the beholder attributes to it? MisterMuscaria 360 14 04/14/09 08:36 AM
by Lakefingers
* Shaping Reality with Math gooddrugguy 1,026 16 09/06/07 07:35 PM
by PhanTomCat
* Language and Its Shapes sox24 400 15 10/26/04 08:26 PM
by JacquesCousteau
* Tiger Man: Ayahuasca Shape-Shifting
( 1 2 all )
Swami 2,280 22 08/12/10 10:28 PM
by Icelander
* TRUE ETERNAL SALVAGE LIES WITHIN... Cracka_X 946 8 04/09/07 11:25 AM
by Gomp
* Question about the personality of god.
( 1 2 3 4 all )
Jawofmalak 2,243 72 10/09/08 08:26 PM
by moshiach
* Experimental Thread!
( 1 2 all )
ferago2 799 28 11/23/04 04:43 AM
by Diploid

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Rev. Morton, Diploid, johnm214
493 topic views. 2 members, 15 guests and 0 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Marijuana Demystified
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2014 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.056 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 32 queries.