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Feral Automaton
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Post Perhaps it is for the best...

Nothings serious. Nothings shocking.

Nothing is sacred. Nothing is real.

Nothing is important. All things are fleeting.

And nothing is wrong.

At least, there is no universal or divine evidence that establishes any absolute meaning anywhere. Therefore, all qualifications are absurd. All assertions are fallacious. And all convictions are lies.

People will drop bombs. People will kill each other for chemical stimuli. People will adorn their bodies in the dry flesh peeled from the hide of the woman that they just raped.

Babies will be psychologically tortured. Animals will be slaughtered to feed our irresponsible consumer desires. Men will perpetuate their misogyny over women.

The clincher, though, is that huge groups of these very same murderous, strung out, pedophile people will flock to spiritual brothels where they will whore out their souls to a divine fantasy in order to maintain a mystical façade of salvation.

Hooray.

The social agenda is to create very base, very simple, very autonomous androids, devoid of any essential self or internal design. The world wants itself to be basic because it fears anything that it does not understand, and represses it with convictions and faith.

Faith. Convictions.

Faith is an emotional response that typically results in the segregation and qualification of all things. Faith is a means of prejudging a system. You don’t need much evidence to support a faith. It is a fallacy. It is necessarily dependent upon belief. It is inherently absurd.

The faith becomes an ideology, which is really just a majority-supported conviction. This conviction enable folks to live simple, “no alarms and no surprises” lives. You never fear anything; therefore it is very easy to blow a nation or a herd of cattle to hell on a whim. Very easy, given that you fear nothing.

Death is secure. Life is secure. Your kids are secure. Your house and possessions are secure. Everything that has this entire god induced meaning is secure because you believe it to be.

More Hoorays.

But despite all of this security, you have got columbine. Regardless of all of this divine hope, you have got children with AIDS from using dirty needles while shooting up. The shit is still there, although we slick a thin veneer of faith over the majority of it, there exists portions that we cannot ignore. The obvious protrusions that ambush our convictions and grind against our beliefs…

The piles of dead children in Brazilian alleyways… The brutal violence and slaughter in Africa… The homeless hero who mangled his body for his country and his convictions, left to die in a gutter while paranoid and terrified by his repressed psyche…

All of these things spring forth from a universe that my government my friends my parents my teachers tell me is A OK…

Fuck that.

Things are as they are. I despise the insubstantial guise of optimism. I loathe the redundant company of pessimists. I am tired of the fear. I am tired of the doubt…

I want to live and to express alongside other individuals. I want to test the limits of my mind through inspired association with the living and the sentient. I want to question everything and no longer be ostracized for doing so…

I want to look at the world with the calm ambivalence of the mona lisa and accept the world with the infinite humility of Lao Tzu.

“Where can I find the man that has forgotten the words so that I may have a word with him.”- Chuang Tzu.

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what can i possibly say in response to that?

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DevilMoon
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*yawn*

DM

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absolut
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Do you use some kind of post structuralist post generator Feral?

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And DM...go to bed!

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this is making me thirsty.

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Feral Automaton
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"Do you use some kind of post structuralist post generator Feral?" - Ms. Absolut

Yes. The unit below contains an automated verbal component specificaly designed to spout information about post structural theory, slave toxins, and monkey balls.



Traffic heed my warning: the milk won't go bad until friday.

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Existentialism only works if you have faith in it.

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HELL
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we should surround ourselves with people like ourselves and kill any one who trespasses.
or make a contribution to society by being the type of person we think is a good person, but that is all relitive to each of us so i go with the first suggestion.

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by the way, i thought is was a good post even if it was kida depressing.

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memdink
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Faith is easier than education. Cheaper too. Well, in the organized sense. So, let's all believe most of what TV and the Bible tell us. It's more convenient than going to the library and actually intellectualizing. I'm not one to talk.

I CONVICT YOU ALL FOR PASSING JUDGEMENT.
err...

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HELL
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hey....didnt you just pass judgement?

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...Sharp as a bowling ball.

Just did it again.

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well hoora for you.

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"Hoora" for me in the job thread, please. Thanks for playing.

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Spaceboy
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wow...another one living inside "HOWL".

fucking amazing. our "issues" are indeed similar, feral.

but, what can you do? can you make their convictions true somehow? can you make them all "wake up"? can you force them to accept, but necessarily forget? can you become a recluse? can you bring yourself to turn a blind eye (to either side of the coin), just as they are? can you immerse yourself in the harsher aspects of reality?

im not sure how one can look at the world with a calm ambivalence if they dont have some sort of reassurence. i dont think i can elaborate anymore, even though i do have more to say (i think). i cant think anymore.

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Feral Automaton
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Please delete this thread.

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Yo, Feral. I think it is for the best that we didn’t delete it.

Amen.

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Faith is not inherently absurd, though. Faith has pushed man's rejection of God to the point of proving [it's] very existence irrelevant, insofar as what we have achieved, based solely in spite of. The new God of empirical evidence is as finicky as any religious dogma, ever evolving as did the many Gods of old. You may think that's a poor analogy simply due to the "fact" of what empirical in this context means, however, I'm not entirely sure you understand just how much vodka I've evolved to consume without blacking out. Think about it.

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What faith is not an important component of mankind who cannot understand the relationship between the Earth, the moon, the stars and those universes that we find ourselves trying to struggle to understand and the relationship of God among those of us who contemplate religions and dire philosophies.

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I read The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris a number of years ago. Food for thought:

...Belief is a lever that, once pulled, moves almost everything else in a person’s life. Are you a scientist? A liberal? A racist? These are merely species of belief in action. Your beliefs define your vision of the world; they dictate your behavior; they determine your emotional responses to other human beings. If you doubt this, consider how your experience would suddenly change if you came to believe one of the following propositions:

1. You have only two weeks to live.

2. You’ve just won a lottery prize of one hundred million dollars.

3. Aliens have implanted a receiver in your skull and are manipulating your thoughts.

These are mere words—until you believe them. Once believed, they become part of the very apparatus of your mind, determining your desires, fears, expectations and subsequent behavior. ...
” Page 12.

Amen.

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I also read "End Of Faith" a few years ago and instantly became a huge fan of Sam Harris. He's one of the great debaters and you may find many of his debates on YouTube. His podcasts are great also. He doesn't believe in free will, even to the extent as to what shirt you put on.

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Indeed, Herk. For a feeble brain like mine, such debates tend to do this to my head:



Amen.

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Uncle Jeb, The Loretta can spin her head around 360 degrees. One time it got stuck and she couldn't spin it back. So, wherever she went, she had to walk backwards.

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Herk, that’s an illusion. The Loretta’s face is virtually indistinguishable from that toxic waste dumper that even the EPA wouldn’t dare touch. People just can’t tell the front from the back.

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