1001 AR Quotes - No.3 'The animals themselves are incapable of demanding their own liberation, or of protesting against their condition with votes, demonstrations, or bombs. Human beings have the power to continue to oppress other species forever, or until we make this planet unsuitable for living beings. Will our tyranny continue, proving that we really are the selfish tyrants that the most cynical of poets and philosophers have always said we are? Or will we rise to the challenge and prove our capacity for genuine altruism by ending our ruthless exploitation of the species in our power, not because we are forced to do so by rebels or terrorists, but because we1001 AR Quotes - No.318 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
A piece of mind.Doubt is the root of your weakness.A piece of mind.16 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
Question everything but yourself.
Deny none of your talent.
Be true always.
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RainRaindrops from the heavens above under Sir Isaac's spell, cleanse our world from the dirt covering our faces. Clear away the mud hiding our heart deep within and bring out the good all of us one day wish to achieve. Bring sadness and remorse to our souls so we can finally open our eyes and see the teardrops of a thousand suffering man all around the globe bursting through the clouds. Let us see the exchange between the earth and the sky, blurring the boundaries of infinity.Rain8 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
Body Modification Opinion"I don't understand why other people look at somebody else's appearance and get offended by it because they don't think it's attractive, like the post I just posted implying that 'Tattooing makes you a whore and guys who like it only do because they were trained to.' Well as a person who intends to get heavily tattooed in the coming years, I'm not doing it to attract men.. I'm doing it because I think it's beautiful and if you don't like it then you can just not get tattoos and you're entitled to your opinion, but I'm also entitled to think you're somebody who clearly has so little to fill their lives they have to protest the body choices ofBody Modification Opinion7 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
Christianity: Outside Looking In In the Western part of the world, Christianity is familiar with almost everyone. Many people, at the very least, claim to believe in God in the Western world. But what exactly is Christianity? The obvious answer is, of course, that Christianity is the religion that believes in God and Jesus Christ's sacrifice to save humanity from their sins. There's more to Christianity than this, and shall be discussed in more detail. Specifically, the origins of Christianity and how it became a world religion, what makes Christianity unique, and the differences in the denominations of Christianity shall be discussed.Christianity: Outside Looking In9 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
Let's start with Christ
I am currently reading Nassim I am currently reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb's "The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbably."I am currently reading Nassim 10 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
The term comes from the European belief that all swans are white since that's the only kind they had ever seen. Then the British began exploring Australia and what do they find?
Taleb refers to Black Swan Events. An event that is so improbable that it can't be fit in the traditional Bell Shaped Curved. I'm just getting a good start into his work, but he's a good read. So far, he is making the argument that these BSEs...to create my own acronym...are the driving force behind history. That human history doesn't just roll along
El origen de todos los malesDe la naturaleza salio el hombre, pero el hombre daña toda la naturaleza que encuentre a su alrededor y parece entonces que el hombre a olvidado su origen, volviéndose contra, pero creo yo que el problema no radica en eso pero si en otra parte del hombre.El origen de todos los males1 hour ago in Philosophical More Like This
No hemos olvidado que nosotros mismos somos naturaleza, ni tampoco hemos dejado de vernos a nosotros mismos a través de ella, es mas nos vemos a través de ella mas hoy en día que lo que jamas nos hemos visto. El problema de la contaminación sin medida, de la destrucción de ecosistemas, del maltrato animal y de muchos de los problemas que a qu
A writer's lifeA writer's life;A writer's life3 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
Coffee stains and
SOMETHING | ABOUTSOMETHING | ABOUT4 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
There's something about everything about nothing about how we were created, tiny blips in a system of "Nothing Even Fucking Matters" starring the worst producers in the universe. One could catch a glimpse of us as they pass by to get to somewhere better and laugh, and shake their heads and they would know our only purpose in existence was to make them feel better inside. But whoever writes a book in the view of the indifferent? Whoever directs a movie where nothing different happens? That's like asking who remembers the forgotten, it's possible but ever so unlikely, and sure as sine is undulated, under appreciated, somewhat very deflated, and
TreehouseShe sat in the rain once, a fleeting monument to foolish pride compounded by abject misery creeping like bugs in the fresh soil. That smell--the physical precipice of new life--sunk into her clothes as her feet did the mud pooling around clinging roots of trees. Stationed, resolute, at the base of the tree, she searched for flat sections of bark on which to nail the next board. Her feet stained the fresh boards with earth as she climbed higher--nailing the wood, kicking it for good measure, then easing her full weight onto it, repeating the process until the storm clouds realized that neither rain nor thunder would deter her process and scattTreehouse5 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
I sh*t You Not.What is an epicene good for? They would soon discover over a the age of transformation would present that the world is designed for the underdog, rather than the overachiever.I sh*t You Not.5 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
They would learn that over-analysis does not serve their best interests, rather enjoy whats in the now.
They would embrace that fact that long term happiness is true success, other than short lived ecstasy.
The etheric heart wants aloud the desires the physical mind cannot comprehend.
Childhood of dire straits manifests itself into a fractal of reassurance, blooming into a rehashing mental state branded obsessive compulsive hoo hah.
Me on the other hand, understand
Deeper I find myself thinking about going deeper in prayer life, deeper in worship, and deeper in my walk with the Lord. As I consider this what come to me is a visual of going deeper in the ocean.Deeper8 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
You see, as you go deeper into the ocean there is more pressure all around you. As you go deeper there are more and more pounds of water pressing down on you, and pressing in around you. However, as you go deeper you would see more wonders, things only rarely ever seen. Go deep enough and you would be giving your life just to see these wonders.
I think - I am not certain - but I think this is much like a relationship with God. As the relationship goes deeper you see more wonders. In order to see the greatest wonders you must be willing to give up your life, commit everything you are, and go all of the way.
It's Better Like This "I'm telling you, you can't kill your self." He placed his hands on my shoulders gently. I shake my head. "What would I do with out you?" I looked down. I know he's right, but I don't want to listen.It's Better Like This9 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
"It's better if I'm not here Tony. No one wants me." a tear rolls down my cheek. It burns when it touches my face.
"Don't you understand Laniey? I want you." He leaned closer, trying to prove his point. "I need you."
"Maybe your right." I move towards my desk. Don runs passed me and grabs the scissors on my desk. "No, not child proof! Don't kill your self kid!"
"I've tried choking, hanging, cutting, electrocution, overdose, and I've even tried poison. Why doesn't it work? Why can't I die?" I look into my boyfriend's eyes.
"Because your not meant to. Your meant to live and stay living. And your meant to be with me." Tony looks at me expectantly. "Suicide doesn't solve problems, it just makes it w
The Ways of Wisdom 06Those who face that which is actually before them, unburdened by the past, undistracted by the future, these are they who live, who make the best use of their lives...The Ways of Wisdom 0613 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
- ALBAIN GOODIER, FROM "THE SCHOOL OF LOVE"
Exploring the Meaning of TruthExploring the Meaning of TruthExploring the Meaning of Truth15 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
What is the definition of truth?
True = useful assumption or assertion?
True = verifiable?
In order to read this text, you have to assume that the letters on this page are real and mean something, and are not just little blips in your brain's perception of what you call 'reality'. If these letters are not real and/or do not mean anything, what does that make you? Some irrational, delusional blob of what can barely be called consciousness, without even a place in reality?
Do you choose to treat things as 'true' and yet they are just useful assumptions? Does your treating of aspects of the universe as 'true' m
UnityAs my seventeenth written piece a attempted to talk about unity:Unity20 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
So you have found another human being, assimilated them and become symbiotic, making two different people, into one person.
To me, that is a tragic loss of the celebration of individuality.
For myself, this world Is about the love of each others differences and trying to understand the mindset of that person who is nothing like yourself, hating all mediocre acts and beings who pride themselves on being the same.
Unity is not a form of a conformity, it is the acceptance and strength of differences.
Two sides of the same coin, completely different but inexplicably the same, o
Follower I think there are many people who do actually believe what is in the bible, they know God spoke truth about Hell and what it takes to follow him. The problem is they no not want to take any of it seriously or they want to believe that the commands are not meant for everyone. Instead they would rather believe that there are some commands for some people and others for other people; they want to be able to pick and choose.Follower8 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
The concept of walking away from everything right down to even cutting one’s self off from their family seems too extreme of an act for anyone, at least those of us here in the USA, to take it seriously. We see no reason that we can not be available for our families while also serving God. I don’t know, maybe in some cases that may be possible, but that is not the point I am trying to make here.
The point is this: if we want to be a follower of Christ we must be willing to leave it all behind. We must
Time All time is God’s. It is not something we can actually give Him, it is already His. Everything happens in His time, no matter what it is. If we are not willing to humble ourselves and open our lives to Him; if we are not willing to let Him direct our moments, then He may choose to take His movement, or what he had for us, elsewhere.Time8 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
We tend to keep our lives so busy that we are not able to stop and humble ourselves before Him. We barely have time to stop and eat let alone stop and see what He may have to say to us.
We think that we are doing Him a favor by “giving” Him an hour or two each week; maybe we even manage a couple of extra spare minutes as we drive somewhere. We are not doing Him any favors. We are only robbing ourselves of all that we could have through Him.
We must live our lives in His time - that is, open and humble - following in His footsteps in all things;