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OfflineAdamist
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The struggle to think for yourself...
    #1180500 - 12/30/02 08:10 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

"To be nobody but yourself, in a world which is doing it's best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."

-E.E. Cummings


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Re: The struggle to think for yourself... [Re: Adamist]
    #1180608 - 12/30/02 09:00 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

"...and that's why I derive all my knowledge from the ancient lessons given by God to his messengers in the Holy _______"

Wait...


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Re: The struggle to think for yourself... [Re: Adamist]
    #1180630 - 12/30/02 09:13 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I gotta go with schlorch here bro. You point to unsubstantiated sources for wisdom and frequently get upset when I ask people to think for themselves and not accept authority. Your latest post seemingly contradicts your previous statements. Explain.


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Re: The struggle to think for yourself... [Re: Adamist]
    #1180742 - 12/30/02 10:22 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I agree with Senjor Cummings there. There is a crippling wave of conformity in this society that never sleeps. I don't think its 'evil' or people are 'souless' or anything ridiculous like that, but I believe it would do a world of good if each person started giving birth to their own ideas. I can't explain it but it just seems to bring me overwhelming happiness to know 'I' decide.
There is a strict phisiological line we have to follow to survive, but there should be no lines for our minds.








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Re: The struggle to think for yourself... [Re: Swami]
    #1180783 - 12/30/02 11:04 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I once hailed a cab in Jersey but I'm rating this thread a 5!


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Re: The struggle to think for yourself... [Re: Adamist]
    #1181057 - 12/31/02 04:55 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

To hell with what the world thinks :mad:, I think :tongue:.

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Re: The struggle to think for yourself... [Re: Swami]
    #1181152 - 12/31/02 06:31 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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You point to unsubstantiated sources for wisdom and frequently get upset when I ask people to think for themselves and not accept authority.




First of all, just because I point to these sources do not mean I accept them without question. And while you do frequently ask people to think for themselves, you also frequently tell people what not to think, by the authority of Science. I question this authority, as well as any other.


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Re: The struggle to think for yourself... [Re: Adamist]
    #1181192 - 12/31/02 07:06 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

you also frequently tell people what not to think

Pointing out the fatal flaw in a particular paradigm is NOT telling people what not to think. It is saying to re-examine the paradigm to see if it still works in light of new information or a different way of looking at a structure.


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Re: The struggle to think for yourself... [Re: Swami]
    #1181196 - 12/31/02 07:11 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Okay I agree with that.

But be forewarned: I will quote you if you contradict yourself in the future. :smile:

Swami you are a great example of a questioner. 


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Re: The struggle to think for yourself... [Re: Adamist]
    #1182043 - 12/31/02 05:48 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I gotta go with schlorch here bro. (posted by Swami)

Let's all embrace the new year by getting along with our brothers and sisters across the globe.. :wink:

My god.. moments like this don't happen often, but bathe in the light while you can.... 


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Re: The struggle to think for yourself... [Re: nubious]
    #1183673 - 01/01/03 10:03 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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Re: The struggle to think for yourself... [Re: Adamist]
    #1183835 - 01/02/03 02:10 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

It's just a question of accomodation, it's a lot easier to let others think and just go with the flow.

Kill em' all I say...


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