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your wishes...
    #3698906 - 01/29/05 05:24 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I am really currious about this, so I'll post this poll...

We all have our beliefs, and they are powered by that which we wan't to believe. This is how and where we search for evidence.

This is not a question of what do you believe, but a question of
what do you want to be true.

And the topics are:1. afterlife, eternal soul and the unity of the universe and 2. aliens

And the questions are:
Do you want eternal spiritual life and all it's implications to be true or not?
You may choose only one
I do, I am looking forward to spiritually growing in the limitless environment of afterlife
I do, but I'm still afraid of dying
I don't, I have everything that I need here, and I don't want to live for ever
I don't, my freedom would be compromised that way
Do you want UFOs to really be aliens
You may choose only one
I do, they could teach us things and save us, I would be ready to face them
I guess it would be cool, but I don't care much, they shouldn't mettle in our business
No, they would make us look primitive and stupid
No, they could be a threat to us


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Re: your wishes... [Re: skystone]
    #3699181 - 01/29/05 07:13 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Oh, yes and unless you want anonimity, I would appretiate if you would leave a response, at least an empty one so that we know who voted here and to keep the thread on the front page as long as people wish to vote.


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Re: your wishes... [Re: skystone]
    #3699194 - 01/29/05 07:21 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I do not understand wishing. Things are as they are.


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Re: your wishes... [Re: Swami]
    #3699199 - 01/29/05 07:24 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Some people would like the reality in wich they are rich..
they are not rich, but they still have the wish.

I posted this poll to better understand the motivations behind
all our oposite beliefs.


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Re: your wishes... [Re: Swami]
    #3699229 - 01/29/05 07:32 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
I do not understand wishing. Things are as they are.



:thumbup:
That's twice now swami.


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Re: your wishes... [Re: shroomydan]
    #3699237 - 01/29/05 07:34 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Yes they are, but the question is how would you prefer them to be


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Re: your wishes... [Re: skystone]
    #3699253 - 01/29/05 07:40 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

When it comes to things like this which I have no control over, I prefer them to be as they are.


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Re: your wishes... [Re: shroomydan]
    #3699260 - 01/29/05 07:42 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

so, someone gives you an icecream, and you have no control over what flavour he gives you, and you prefer it to be as it is instead of wishing for it to be say strawberry or whatever your favorite is?


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Re: your wishes... [Re: skystone]
    #3699278 - 01/29/05 07:48 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

You shove the melting ice cream in the face of the generous giver while shouting, "You bastard! You know I prefer Cherry Garcia."


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Re: your wishes... [Re: Swami]
    #3699281 - 01/29/05 07:49 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

If that was sarcasm then my answer is:
Even though you will eat all of it, you will enjoy certain flavours more and certain less

and it it was a simple joke then:

Well that's my point, only I'd prefer if you shout that by clicking
an option in the poll question..


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Re: your wishes... [Re: skystone]
    #3699321 - 01/29/05 07:59 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I believe that what God gives to me is better than anything I could think to ask for.


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Re: your wishes... [Re: shroomydan]
    #3699329 - 01/29/05 08:01 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

So you don't care then?


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Re: your wishes... [Re: skystone]
    #3699345 - 01/29/05 08:05 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

An essential step in any spiritual journey is to accept reality as it is.

God,
grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Anon


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Re: your wishes... [Re: shroomydan]
    #3699375 - 01/29/05 08:12 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

So dou you approeach ice cream from the same spiritual view?

I was just asking a very simple question, no phylosophy or some spiritual deph here, just a simple question.
Would you like to be imortal or not, and would you like to have
some aliens around or not


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Re: your wishes... [Re: skystone]
    #3700463 - 01/30/05 01:29 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I would like Pistashio please :smile:

Shroomydan,

Why did Jesus say ask and you shall receive? If we were suppose to accept everything as it is given to us, why would he teach us to ask for stuff?

Sky, if it means anything to you, my understanding of becoming immortal means you can blip in and out as you please so there's no difference other then, you come conscious now that you have already been doing that.

I mentioned it before that it would be the worst thing for the ETs to come and teach us what WE already know and just have to remember for ourselves let alone save us. I've expressed it before that they did that once and the humans freaking worshiped them as gods and God and then gave all their power away to them which threw us into the dark ages with so many people feeling unempowered and pulled around by religions and cults and  fears blah blah.

I personally hope they never show up until we can say, "Well, hello and welcome, what can WE do for you?" :wink:


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Re: your wishes... [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #3701353 - 01/30/05 07:56 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

I personally hope they never show up until we can say, "Well, hello and welcome, what can WE do for you?"




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Re: your wishes... [Re: Swami]
    #3701428 - 01/30/05 08:54 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
I do not understand wishing. Things are as they are.




then? Wish things are as they are.
not only, could you understand wishing, but its granted as well?!
:smirk: :heart:

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Q:Do you want eternal spiritual life and all it's implications to be true or not?

A:true and not.


Q:Do you want UFOs to really be aliens?

Unidentified Flying Objects, is and will, forever be, Unidentified.
Once UFOs are no longer Unidentified, (I.E. Identified, as aliens)
the UFOs, would still really be UFOs?  :tongue:

(read as "plausibly" intended however(?), sure aliens could be UFOs, and/or flying in UFOs, as there would not be much alien about them, if we already identified their flying objects? .. he he)

:confused: :thumbup: :heart:


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Re: your wishes... [Re: skystone]
    #3701625 - 01/30/05 10:21 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I didn't vote on the afterlife question, because it misses the point of both what I believe and what I wish.

People die, life goes on; all the aggravations that made an individual's life hell and all the joys that made his life worthwhile are still here. After-Life vs. The Void is a false dichotomy built on an exaggerated sense of individual seperation from the rest of humanity.

I did vote on the alien question. I would like to believe they are here even thought I don't consider it at all likely.


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Re: your wishes... [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #3701893 - 01/30/05 12:27 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Shroomydan,

Why did Jesus say ask and you shall receive? If we were suppose to accept everything as it is given to us, why would he teach us to ask for stuff?




These words of Jesus apply to many things, but not to the questions of the afterlife and aliens. There is an afterlife whether I want there to be one or not, and there either are or there are not aliens; my desires or beliefs do not effect this reality in any way.

If I were to pray "God, please let there be aliens." I don't think that would make aliens a reality if they didn't already exist, nor would praying "God, please let there not be aliens" expunge them from reality if they do in fact exist.

Questions like this remind me of the question. "If you could be anybody who would you be?" Since, I can't be anybody but me this is a pointless question.


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Re: your wishes... [Re: shroomydan]
    #3702024 - 01/30/05 01:12 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

""If you could be anybody who would you be?""

sure its a question, and answer to some?

"If you could be anybody, who, you would be!"

..in a way like, who are you, you are who! :wink:


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