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OfflineDogomush
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Some observations on the people of this forum
    #1815594 - 08/15/03 01:44 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

People here are interested in spirituality and/or philosophy, and mostly we categorize ourselves as being "believers" and "skeptics." But there's another dualism we fall into on both sides of that main category. I don't know what to call the smart ones, but the other ones are called the numbots. Or maybe the philosobots or the deepdrones. Or how about a combination, the dronebots.

The dronebots don't speak from their own experience, they like to spout spiritual wisdom they got straight from a website or a guru, and often they won't even use their own words. Sometimes they just cut and paste, or maybe link, or maybe copy word for word from a book. They generally have no insight, because they haven't gained the wisdom through experience, and any dickhead can read a silly book.

In fact, let me paraphrase something I read in The Inner Teachings of Daoism. I'd quote directly but I don't have the book here, but I like memorising smart stuff other people said so I can shine the wisdom flashlight in people's eyes: "Students all over the world read some ancient books, ponder a few mystical stories, and think they know the dao. Empowered by their ignorance, these people eventually get students of their own and unknowingly mislead them into the pits of foolishness. It is wrong to do this."  I embellished the part about "pits of foolishness" they didn't put it like that.

Anyway, here are some symptoms of these dronebots so you can identify them on this very forum. You'll find they're everywhere. They could be someone you've known for a very long time, maybe someone very close to you, maybe even... YOU!

The dronebot doesn't defend his position very well. This is because the dronebot gets all his wisdom and knowledge from books. Authors can be very convincing and have powerful arguments, but when the dronebot tries to use these arguments in real situations (like on this board) suddenly he finds the points weak and lacking substance. In a controlled situation he can say his stuff and sound smart, but once he has to elaborate on his meager understanding to someone who might question what he believes, the structure of his conviction crumbles like a pile of cheezies and the spiritual beliefs are shown to be nothing but unnaturally flavoured orange dust.

The dronebot supplements his position's structural integrity with other people's words. I mentioned this already. It's like when a bodybuilder takes steroids to get big muscles. The short term gains are substantial.. Spiritual muscle beyond your own wording and understanding, but before too long the debating world's equivalent to random drug testing comes on the scene and shames the dronebot into silence with a harsh ideological dismantling. You don't wanna know what happens if use of these materials goes unchecked.

The dronebot doesn't like it when people openly disagree with them or challenge them to support their stance. This is because the dronebot doesn't even understand the position he defends. He usually resorts to accusing the skeptic of being "close-minded" or "negative." On some level the dronebot knows the house of his ideas is built on a foundation of breakfast cereal, and to temporarily keep the building level the dronebot props a few sticks up against it. When the building inspector comes calling and accuses the dronebot of not having a house up to code the drone says "No, it's fine! Don't be so negative, why are you even here if all you do is say my house isn't up to code?"

And lastly, the dronebots are really "into" spirituality. They see spirituality as this pretty young girl they are pursuing. It's not a part of their life, but they want it to be so. The dronebot chases this girl, but instead of meeting her, copulating, and uniting their energies, the dronebot's relationship to Ms. Spirituality is a little weirder.. unhealthier.. The dronebot might walk around thinking of himself and classifying himself as her boyfriend ("I'm a buddhist! I'm a shaman, I'm a this, I'm a that!") The dronebot develops an infatuation. He imagines the girl naked.. lying on a bearskin rug, watches some porn movies, shaves his back...  Where was I going with this? Yeah, basically, the dronebot is to spirituality as a stalker is to a woman.

Soo.... are YOU a dronebot? Am I???



:kiss: note that swami is the ultimate exposer of dronebots. By  casually making light-hearted fun of people's ideas dronebots get all freaky like an old old woman who visits the tanning salon too much. And has an implant in her brain and owns a gun and bathes in petroleum jelly and then slides down the hallways of a nunnery on her belly. 


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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: Dogomush]
    #1815614 - 08/15/03 01:51 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks for getting Michael Jackson's "Pretty Young Thing" stuck in my head. No, really.

So... do we eventually get paid for dronebot disassembly or what?


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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: Dogomush]
    #1815622 - 08/15/03 01:54 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

The dronebots don't speak from their own experience, they like to spout spiritual wisdom they got straight from a website or a guru, and often they won't even use their own words. Sometimes they just cut and paste, or maybe link, or maybe copy word for word from a book. They generally have no insight, because they haven't gained the wisdom through experience, and any dickhead can read a silly book.




Quote:

In fact, let me paraphrase something I read in The Inner Teachings of Daoism. I'd quote directly but I don't have the book here, but I like memorising smart stuff other people said so I can shine the wisdom flashlight in people's eyes.




Hmmmmm...  :rolleyes: 


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OfflineDogomush
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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: Sclorch]
    #1815624 - 08/15/03 01:55 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

well, check this:

A honeybee drone in his lifetime makes a net profit of 1/8 of a teaspoon of honey. What I mean is that 8 honeybees died to make 1 teaspoon of honey for our consumption. I don't know if this answers your question, actually, I'm sure it doesn't. Well maybe it does. It means that for every 8 drones you dissassemble, you'll get ONE LESS teaspoon of honey.


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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: Dogomush]
    #1815644 - 08/15/03 02:03 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

*Sound of one hand-clapping* Well-written young disciple.


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InvisibleinfidelGOD
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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: Dogomush]
    #1815706 - 08/15/03 02:28 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

The internet is a self-delusional medium. it doesn't matter if you "win" or "lose" an argument, in either case your beliefs are simply reaffirmed. the dronebots reflexively dig in their heels when their beliefs are challenged, protecting their own beliefs and accusing others of being "close-minded". it's completely hopeless.

There are many well-read tards running around having profound thoughts. the typical New Age section of the bookstore is an intellectual black hole, it will suck all true spirituality out of this world and replace it with a cheap empty shell for only $29.95. man, it contains all the answers right there in those pages. you just gotta open your third eye and illuminate your chakras and be really bored with your life.



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OfflineCleverName
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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: Dogomush]
    #1815736 - 08/15/03 02:39 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

i thought this forum was for sharing ideas, not for judging, categorizing, or comparing and labeling the users on it. i dont think many people come here to "win" arguments. perhaps i'm wrong...


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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: CleverName]
    #1815737 - 08/15/03 02:39 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

no, you're not.


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OfflineBaby_Hitler
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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: Dogomush]
    #1815785 - 08/15/03 02:56 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Correction: 8 honeybees lived to make that teaspoon of honey.


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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: CleverName]
    #1815807 - 08/15/03 03:05 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

yeah this forum is for sharing but somehow it seems to degenerate into stupid pointless arguments the same old shit with believers and skeptics.

actually I've seen plenty of people just sharing ideas and stuff. it's great most of the time. the skeptics only pounce when someone posts something that isn't well thought out and the person takes offense and all hell breaks loose. people shouldn't take it too seriously. the skeptics are "sharing" too in their own way when they challenge beliefs.


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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: infidelGOD]
    #1815878 - 08/15/03 03:52 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Labels are very convenient for thought catogorizing, but they can be very bad for the discussion of life itself. We should all be "skeptics" when it comes to knew ideas about our very existence. We should all be open minded too, but like Terrance Mckenna said,"keep your bull-shit detectors on high". Life has a different message and meaning for everyone. A very personal one too. That's part of what makes humans so bad-ass.


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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: Dogomush]
    #1815883 - 08/15/03 03:54 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)


Yeah, kinda like thoze people who conform to the 'hippie' lifestyle- They are all dumb-ass, pot smoking left-wing radicals who complain about everyone else and how the government is killing them and shit. They are all into bands like Phish or the Dead, and are most likely Buddist or Hindu. Theze are the people that sicken me.

An open mind doesn't conform to other peoples' beliefs.



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What if all the world you think you know,
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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: Murex]
    #1816146 - 08/15/03 07:03 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

So, in all of your guys opinon, which one am I? hehe, say anything, I won't be hurt, just interested in the views of my posts from another than myself... please?

And no constructive critisism, either, I myself can do the constructing..hehe
Peace.



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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: fireworks_god]
    #1816237 - 08/15/03 08:51 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

"The dronebots don't speak from their own experience, they like to spout spiritual wisdom they got straight from a website or a guru, and often they won't even use their own words. Sometimes they just cut and paste, or maybe link, or maybe copy word for word from a book. They generally have no insight, because they haven't gained the wisdom through experience, and any dickhead can read a silly book."

So there really are people like this...I shouldn't be surprised though (naive much? :smile:).  Correct me if I'm wrong but if you just spout out spiritual "wisdom" without experience, thus not actually CONVEYING your own thoughts, aren't you missing the whole point in posting here? 


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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: Dogomush]
    #1816243 - 08/15/03 09:04 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)



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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: Murex]
    #1816270 - 08/15/03 09:33 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

You are a dumbazz..


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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: Quintessence]
    #1816423 - 08/15/03 10:54 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

This had got to be one of the most judgemental, hateful threads I have yet to see on S&P, congratulations.


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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: tekramrepus]
    #1816652 - 08/15/03 12:52 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

hahahhaahhahateful? Nonsense


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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: Dogomush]
    #1816668 - 08/15/03 01:03 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

> This had got to be one of the most judgemental, hateful threads I have yet to see on S&P, congratulations.

I disagree. I was expecting some sort of nonsensical dribble when I saw the title, but this is by far the best post I have read from Dogomush... and he is pretty much on the money. Well done.


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Re: Some observations on the people of this forum [Re: Seuss]
    #1816749 - 08/15/03 01:36 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

No one has told me their opinions on me yet... I'm so sad... come on, motherfuckers, take your shots! hehe. Please?
Peace.


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