Home | Community | Message Board

Kratom Eye
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
Eggshell Walker

Registered: 01/19/00
Posts: 15,413
Loc: In the hen house
Choosing your Myths
    #3381714 - 11/18/04 10:51 PM (13 years, 9 days ago)

Random Poster: I think the idea of a rabbi dying on a tree for me is just a fairy tale. I will however, swallow the myth of karma and reincarnation without any evidence.

I don't understand why sometimes peoples' brains actually function when evaluating data, then other times logic goes straight out the window. What is so difficult about applying THE SAME STANDARDS to all mythology to see if it holds water?


The proof is in the pudding.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
fuckin' right.

Registered: 08/31/04
Posts: 216
Last seen: 11 years, 1 month
Re: Choosing your Myths [Re: Swami]
    #3381864 - 11/18/04 11:21 PM (13 years, 9 days ago)

I can think of a reason or two.

1. Pragmatism. If Random Poster gets little out of Christianity, but finds that Buddhism or Hinduism works for them, they won't hold it up to constant skepticism like they may hold the former.

2. In the western world, for some it comes down to the teenage "fuck authority" mentality. Christianity is the encumbant religion, eastern religions are distant alternatives, and are "swallowed" at face value.

"And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
yankee doodledandy
Registered: 08/11/04
Posts: 208
Re: Choosing your Myths [Re: Swami]
    #3381875 - 11/18/04 11:25 PM (13 years, 9 days ago)

I think you've just got to accept that people will choose whatever myths they choose. Once they've settled on something, no amount of reason will make them reconsider. That's just how humans work (me included I guess).

I don't believe in reincarnation or karma, but I think the way those are presented in Buddhism (at least in some versions), they're good 'pictures' and thus good myths.


Edited by AntiMeme (11/18/04 11:40 PM)

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Live to party,work to affordit.
 User Gallery

Registered: 10/03/04
Posts: 8,978
Loc: South Texas
Last seen: 6 years, 7 months
Re: Choosing your Myths [Re: AntiMeme]
    #3381889 - 11/18/04 11:30 PM (13 years, 9 days ago)

the more i study quantum physic's, the more confused i am.

America's debt problem is a "sign of leadership failure"

We have "reckless fiscal policies"

America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.

Americans deserve better

Barack Obama

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator

Registered: 05/10/02
Posts: 901
Loc: U.S.S.A.
Re: Choosing your Myths [Re: Swami]
    #3382166 - 11/19/04 12:39 AM (13 years, 9 days ago)

Thinking's hard, that's why most people take frequent breaks from it and defer to designated authorities such as churchs, winners of government run popularity contests, news people reading from teleprompters and ad executives to do their thinking for them.

"In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination."
-- Mark Twain

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Chill the FuckOut!
 User Gallery

Registered: 10/10/02
Posts: 27,301
Loc: mndfreeze's puppet army
Re: Choosing your Myths [Re: Swami]
    #3382184 - 11/19/04 12:44 AM (13 years, 9 days ago)

We must make certain assumptions in order to accept any of the reality we experience. I have to assume that logic and the scientific method are viable means of arriving the truth. I have to assume that the world at least somewhat resembles the way I percieve it. I have to assume that the same scientific laws apply equally everywhere and at all times. None of these assumptions can be proven to be true, thus I require a leap of faith to believe in them. Some people just prefer to take a bigger leap than others.


"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."--Voltaire

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Registered: 04/25/04
Posts: 158
Last seen: 12 years, 7 months
Re: Choosing your Myths [Re: Swami]
    #3388537 - 11/20/04 12:02 PM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Well, I believe in myths I know that are complete bullshit, childish, colourful and maybe even sweet, and only because they are smoothier and swettier and larger than the real ones. Makes my life more cool ya know, I can at anytime claim I saw a lepricon for sure :smile:

- When the time stops, evil ones will be pointed out for all to see.

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

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* tell me about buddhism (occultism)
( 1 2 all )
faslimy 1,627 28 07/02/05 11:45 PM
by MarkostheGnostic
* Reincarnation shroomneb1 1,031 6 07/14/06 05:45 PM
by Sinbad
* The Deconstruction of Buddhism. Icelander 1,212 6 12/01/05 06:07 PM
by Icelander
* The B.S.(*ding ding*) of Karma and Reincarnation
( 1 2 3 4 5 all )
Swami 6,658 83 08/26/13 04:35 AM
by Lingabhakt
* China Regulates Buddhist Reincarnation Puck 1,016 6 08/23/07 02:34 PM
by BlueCoyote
* Can someone explain reincarnation to me?
( 1 2 all )
michael_lifshitz 1,909 28 07/01/06 09:46 AM
by redgreenvines
* Reincarnation vs. "we are all one"
( 1 2 all )
Mixomatosis 2,932 26 04/25/04 01:40 AM
* Reincarnation and Christianity
( 1 2 3 4 all )
Jellric 5,568 63 12/04/04 07:31 PM
by Fucknuckle

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Middleman, CosmicJoke, Jokeshopbeard, DividedQuantum
413 topic views. 2 members, 0 guests and 4 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Crestline Sales - MycoPath
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.032 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 19 queries.