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by Lúthien
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Mytho-History
Topic: If you think an ideology or religion is immoral and evil, should you actively oppose it?
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: If you think an ideology or religion is immoral and evil, should you actively oppose it?

I do not get that you actively engage theists much. A shame that. A shame? In the sense that I should be ashamed, you mean? I don’t recall stating that I actively engage anyone for that matter. Actually. It’s rather pointless, because people don’t change their beliefs if you tell them to. And right...
by Lúthien
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Personalities
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.

Can’t watch the video right now but I think there’s research that shows that the main difference between (very) conservative and (very) progressive people is in how they feel about what’s unfamiliar. It seems to scare conservative people more easily while progressive folk tend to be just interested....
by Lúthien
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Mytho-History
Topic: If you think an ideology or religion is immoral and evil, should you actively oppose it?
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: If you think an ideology or religion is immoral and evil, should you actively oppose it?

Hi DL, good questions. I think yes, one should oppose evil. But how, that's the question ... This subject evokes so many thoughts ... it's a pity that I cannot type very well atm. But in short, I think it's important to realise what evil *is*; and how it is facilitated (two very different things). I...
by Lúthien
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Three bloggers
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Three bloggers

Well spoken, as always :) People ... wah. They surely amaze me ... sometimes it's in a positive sense, but oftentimes there's these WTF! moments where suddenly some weird-angled bigotry or jackassery pops up, leaving me to think "oh well, forget it then ... sigh" . Maybe these folks are even harder ...
by Lúthien
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Personalities
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.

Hey, I'm sorry for the delay. I was in a traffic accident with my bike, resulting in a fractured wrist so that I can't do much for some weeks. I can type with my left hand but it's slow. So excuse my being a bit brief in answering to your post. I think that immoral behaviour in cases such as these h...
by Lúthien
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Three bloggers
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Three bloggers

I came across a blog sometime ago titled Notion Club Papers , referring of course to that most enigmatic of Tolkien’s unfinished works. It is the personal blog site of Professor Bruce G. Charlton of the University of Buckingham, and I am both extremely interested in this guy because I find myself ag...
by Lúthien
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: Why 'The Central Myths'?
Replies: 21
Views: 2078

Re: Why 'The Central Myths'?

Ah, that’s a funny read! And very universal, people are very eager to bend or break reality in order to acquire Cool Credits just about everywhere they feel it will increase their status.

I suppose he read “Bluff your way into Indianess” :D
by Lúthien
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project
Replies: 51
Views: 5143

Re: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project

Hi Gnosic Bishop, Apotheosis is a term given to those who experience enlightenment of true Gnosis. Some call it oneness or reaching that point of no thought. I found the oneness/universal consciousness but it was not a place of no thought. Ah thank you. Well, I certainly experienced something - or, ...
by Lúthien
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: Why 'The Central Myths'?
Replies: 21
Views: 2078

Re: Why 'The Central Myths'?

Some medicine men and sages say that their DNA speaks to them but that is not really saying they experience the subatomic particles that they are made of. To be honest, I find neither the notion of being addressed by one's DNA, nor "experiencing their subatomic particles" particularly interesting o...
by Lúthien
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project
Replies: 51
Views: 5143

Re: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project

Gnostic Bishop wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:11 pm
Neither do I. Then again, if you have yet to have had an apotheosis you are way above the rank and file.
I don't understand that expression, I'm sorry :huh: (I'm not a native speaker, you see) - can you explain please?
by Lúthien
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project
Replies: 51
Views: 5143

Re: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project

I tried to see your links and got, ---- You are not authorised to read this forum. I have been glitched. Regards, DL Hi DL, no glitching involved. As you can see, the post you quoted was written over four years ago. The links in there are to even older posts from our old board, and most of the memb...
by Lúthien
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Intro: Gods of Divine Union
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Intro: Gods of Divine Union

Hi Pinealight, I read a bit more, I'm about halfway through. I'm still highly intrigued by your vision of that cloud. I can't (yet) comment on how you tie all those elements from philosophy, science, religion and history together; rather I would like to know a bit more about the starting points. The...
by Lúthien
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Intro: Gods of Divine Union
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Intro: Gods of Divine Union

Hey Pinealight, I'm sorry that it took longer than expected to get around to reading it. I started reading it three days ago, and so far I'm impressed. I absolutely love the description you give of how science and the imagination interrelate! I arrived at almost the same position but you describe it...
by Lúthien
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Intro: Gods of Divine Union
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Intro: Gods of Divine Union

Thanks, I'll read it.
by Lúthien
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Physics and the Secret Book of John
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Physics and the Secret Book of John

Hey, thanks for posting this. I'll read through it this weekend (and comment).