Come again~?

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IT’S NOT AS IF

I mentioned it first. But: reincarnation returns.

UPFRONT DISCLAIMER (1)

  • I do not believe in reincarnation
  • I do not disbelieve in reincarnation
  • I just don’t know
  • But I do tend more towards belief than not

UPFRONT DISCLAIMER (2)

  • I am an agnostic
  • I am an atheist as well
  • and am anti organised religions (which exist to milk the vulnerable)

UPFRONT DISCLAIMER (3)

  • to me nothing is impossible (as a concept)
  • but everything can be graded in various degrees of ‘probable’

UPFRONT DISCLAIMER (4)

Sometimes I feel safer with the Socratic method. No apologies offered or accepted. Thus:

Disregarding much New Age and Spiritualist rubbish—is it not possible that the physical selves we see at any instant are simply three dimensional slices of four dimensional objects ( … obviously)?

RIGHT HERE

You may take a break. My point is made; but we can always gild the lily a little a bit, like this—

GIVEN

that our minds can achieve little (if anything) in this physical world without a physical body to apply the necessary forces when required—can we not assume that our physical body is nothing more than a tool that our mind uses to achieve its ends?

Everything physical is subject to the laws of the physical world which means erosion, wear, and tear. So if (when) the vehicle wears out we simply put it down and take up a new one? This one question begs myriads more—beginning with the obvious ‘why’?

  • Why,
  • for what purposes,
  • to what ends?

What’s the point—why ask me: I don’t know.

All I can offer is theory, conjecture, and a warning to be wary of anyone who can answer that question.

THE OBVIOUS

facile answer here is of course good old God. We are here to serve good ol’ God’s purposes. And having got that out of the way, let’s get on with the post …

TO NOT DIGRESS

at primary school we were once asked “What is the purpose of a flower?” Most of the kids said the same (effectively a consensus) “To make the world beautiful”. When the teacher got to me I think I disappointed him because I passed—I didn’t have an answer. To me a flower was simply a flower, a fact of life as much as rocks and that was that. His answer when it came, grandly delivered fell quite flat: “To make another flower!”.

SO …

if I were to accept the concept of reincarnation it would be simply as another fact of existence; one for which I couldn’t post a reason. I wouldn’t attribute grandiose purposes to it, or unverifiable evolutionary paths such as from rock to seaweed to flower to worm to ant to bug to serpent to bird to dog to low-caste human to high-caste human to saint to angel to ‘reunion with the godhead’ etc etc.

I COULD ACCEPT REINCARNATION

as a fact on the basis of our disposable body as a vehicle/tool combo. I’m with Voltaire in that it would be no more remarkable to be born twice than once.

WHAT I WOULD FIND MOST REMARKABLE

would be if there were any carry-over from one incarnation to the next. Unless the mind can or does actually affect the body? But that’s for another post …

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KISMET

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DOMINOS

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TOPPLING, into place

The picture on our jigsaw puzzle is becoming more evident every day. Conspiracy Theorists must be crowing—if one can crow about one’s own unintentional suicide.

EVER WONDERED

about Student Loans? You know—

  • why they became necessary
  • why kids take them
  • how many get paid back
  • how many borrowers end up on the scrap heap
  • why taxpayers should ever foot the bill for someone else’s education
  • why Dad and Grandpa could fund their own way through college, waiting on tables or flipping burgers, just like
  • so many over-qualified grads are these days (flipping burgers, waiting tables)

IT MAKES ONE PONDER Read the full post »

ALONG CAME PAUL

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AND SAID BETTER 

what I’ve been trying to get across for ages—

In the 21st century the two hundred year-old propaganda that the American people control their government has been completely shattered. Both the Bush and Obama regimes have made it unmistakenly clear that the American people don’t even influence, much less control, the government. As far as Washington is concerned, the people are nothing but chaff in the wind. 

Read more: LINK 

HELL, I’VE EVEN

invoked Lincoln—you know, that bit in his Gettysburg Address in which he succinctly defined democracy— Read the full post »

Let’s clear the air

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a bit with a few DEFINITIONS

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FIRST: ANY ARGUMENT CAN BE DISMISSED

with the words “Oh, you’re just a Conspiracy Theorist!” (meaning fruitcake, nutter, irrational; and that any sane person—like the rest of us*—will laugh your points out of court by treating them with the contempt they deserve). Not good.

FOR MYSELF

Yes, I do hold the ‘Conspiracy Theory’ in respect. I simply don’t understand how people can do otherwise, given Read the full post »

CRANKS WELCOME HERE

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WHY?

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BECAUSE ‘crank’ often means ‘open-minded’.

OPEN, I SAID

‘Flat-earthers’ need not apply, but I adore Conspiracy Theorism.

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“Nothing,” The Sage says darkly, “is impossible. It’s

just that some things are more improbable than others.” 

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Like printing a gun, flying to the moon and back … Read the full post »

INTRODUCTION

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MY OTHER BLOGS

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can be a bit long winded and are often satirical. So—

THIS BLOG

is just a few brief snippets and/or quotes with occasional pics. I use it to illustrate some of my observations or to ‘float a boat’ of conjecture; please rip into it if you disagree.

TWICE COULD BE COINCIDENCE

yet tonight I happened across this article* —

TWA Flight 800: 16 Years and Still No Questions  

—which asks a lot of questions. There could be a hidden agenda behind it, or not. I had a quick look at the guys who posted it and they may have sympathetic leanings towards Israel, but how that might affect their editorial slant I have no idea.

WHAT I DO QUESTION Read the full post »