I have been on a philosophical journey since I learned the world is knowable. I take every opportunity to learn new skills, practice old skills and improve my knowledge to better understand myself, my perception, the subjective world, the objective world, other perspectives and how all of that seems to work together for what seems like eternity; 13.8 billion years is approximately eternity compared to a single human life.
My step father invited me to join his church bible study. I…Continue
Hi there, everyone.
I need to tell you about the first lie.
You are not God.
Seems obvious. I am a human. I live a human life which is fragile and temporary. I have human powers which make me normal among my other humans. Some humans have more powers than others, some less, but we are all human and all humans are equal.
God is incredible! God is everything? God is love...how does that work? God is the greatest ultimate so therefore, God is. God is apart from us;…Continue
Understanding freedom has only come through the sum total of my entire life of learning crossed by meditation in which I can focus on a single idea and explore it from all sides.
I first learned of freedom through patriotic songs, but I didn’t understand it; I had only taken the first step.
I first declared atheism during my twelfth year of life which freed me from the god concept, but I still didn’t know freedom; I…Continue
I visited the New Orleans World War 2 museum.
Tough, emotional time learning about the whole event.
As a martial artist and Tai Chi player, I have learned a great deal about combat and theories which function best in said realm. Hitler and Hirohito had the exact same flaw which allowed the allies to defeat their militaries. Both expanded quickly with their respective forces. Spread thin accross so many captured…Continue
Why is America in near constant war?
There is more than one reason.
We like to swagger. We like to sway. It lets us feel the clothes, lets us feel the groove, let us show off a bit. We know we can’t always swagger, but we do it where possible.
The government is run by humans and thus their personal bias bleeds into policy and it makes us sway. When we come to our senses and put in some…Continue
As humans, we are drawn together and then we notice we must be apart.
Language bridges the ideas stuck inside two minds. Communication is the difference between a human and society. We must have communication to have what we have. We must never forget the flaws inherent in attempting to communicate with another mind.
We feel communication is fairly simple as we do it on a near constant basis, everyday for multiple hours. It is easy and comes naturally. Remember that time you…Continue
Let me tell you a story.
A youth, full of exuberance and vitality, comes across a bully. The bully forces the youth into situations which cause anger and resentment.
The youth, unable to best the bully, recedes and contracts inward. Afraid of the bully, decisions are made, paths taken.
The youth reads and tries to understand the bully, but is unable. The youth knows the bully is strong and the youth is not. What does he do?
The youth witnesses Boxing. Two strong…Continue
I need to show this to my atheist brothers before I start attempting this on theists.
Please berate me as much as possible. All I ask is you try to disprove my claim. I know the burden of proof is on the claimant, but as we understand logical absolutes, there is a point where only a disproof will do.
Existence is. The Statement.
It is 1. And it is not 1. At the same time. And 0 is the end?
Existence is. This is the logic chain.
Nearly everyday, I walk into my local Starbucks and order my morning coffee. On a particularly rainy day at 7:30am, I hear a woman, Clara, say to a fellow coffee drinker as they exit the store, "Watch your shoe laces!" The woman’s boot laces are untied and dragging. As Clara is speaking aloud, I reply with a minor comedic comment. She excites and begins conversing with me about multiple topics starting with work, age and experience, 2016 Presidential Election, our in born…Continue
The most fundamental, common concept for everything in existence is Self Improvement.
Everything within existence must maintain a minimum stability, must focus on self improvement every moment as the first goal of everything in existence is to continue existence. Existence ends when the minimum stability is lost.
Please critique any Logic Chain. I am attempting to allow another person to understand why I come to a conclusion. This is the beginning of me trying to understand ideal communication.
Axiomatic Style - Every statement must be true and link with each other to form the Logic Chain.
The Quantum Soup must improve its own existence to become an Atom.
The Atom must improve to become…Continue
I see ‘enlightenment’ as understanding all things in existence are kin. We all have the same basis for existing and owe all of our consciousness to the massive, complicated, mash up of evolved forms from atoms to chemicals to cells to organs which create a path for our entire body to work together. Quantum soup creates atomic building blocks which create atoms which create molecules which create DNA which instructs…Continue
By Andrew Brown; AndrewBrownDD@gmail.com
BIG SPOILER ALERT. TO EXPLAIN EXISTENCE WITH PROPER CONTEXT, I AM FORCED TO REVEAL MANY DETAILS OF THE ROGUE ONE STORY AND THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE.
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