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Feb 18

derick728 asked: You think egyptians are israelites? If this is so, do you have proof?

high-power-prolific:

realsmurk:

No, but I know that egyptians & israelites are the same (so-called african) people

According to Tacitus  (a Roman historian) Jews (that is, a dark people of an ethnoreligious group that should be identified as Hebrew-Israelites if one’s willing to take its true etymological perspective in account) were considered by many to be of Ethiopian (synonymous for black) origin as you can read in his work History Book 5 [1]. Vivant Denon and Count Volney also testified to the fact that the ancient Egyptians were of black origin with wooly hair. So did the respectively Roman and Greek historians Herodotus (The histories By Herodotus, p.134) and Strabo (The Geography of Strabo - Book XV).Khemet.

informative!


Feb 9

fauxmosexualtranstrender:

dazzlepath:

Christians are taught that Christianity is the best and most true religion. So then a lot of times ex-Christians seem to only keep that belief from Christianity. So if Christianity is the best and most true religion, but it is not good or true, then no other religion is good or true.  Ex-Christian Atheist logic.

definitely, and for white ex-christian atheists, it’s often basically just a smoke screen for racism against cultures that aren’t traditionally christian (for full disclosure, i am a white ex-christian atheist).

HA. and also people who are all into ‘science’ and ‘logic’ but where did the science and logic come from that you’re using? think about it. science is dominated by, well you know, white men, i think? anyway. not that makes it wrong necessarily but it’s just something funny if you think about it i guess.

'science' can be wrong too. think about healthcare. a lot of it is more about profit than cures but it's so easy to write off people as 'unscientific' even though the 'proof' they are using has a certain agenda for profit.

okay i’m rambling but i want to say one more thing. it seems to me as if reincarnation is scientifically proven. we are made of the same material as rocks and stuff on earth. and so where does our atoms and energy go to when we die? we die and that is a big change for us but we become something else. read cell memory and organ transplants and effects of intestinal microbiota on anxiety in rats. also, i don’t believe in karma necessarily though. i think it is mostly random i mean. a ‘soul’ or group of atoms or energy could evolve through the entire history of the universe and never suffer much, because to me, it seems random. 

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Jan 14
Lila (Sanskrit: लीला, IAST līlā), or Leela is a concept within Hinduism literally meaning “pastime”, “sport” or “play”. It is common to both non-dualistic and dualistic philosophical schools, but has a markedly different significance in each. Within non-dualism, Lila is a way of describing all reality, including the cosmos, as the outcome of creative play by the divine absolute (Brahman). In the dualistic schools of Vaishnavism, Lila refers to the activities of God and his devotee, as well as the macrocosmic actions of the manifest universe as seen in the Vaishnava scripture Srimad Bhagavatam verse 3.26.4.
The basic recurring theme in Hindu mythology is the creation of the world by the self-sacrifice of God—”sacrifice” in the original sense of “making sacred”—whereby God becomes the world which, in the end, becomes again God. This creative activity of the Divine is called lila, the play of God, and the world is seen as the stage of the divine play. Like most of Hindu mythology, the myth of lila has a strong magical flavour. Brahman is the great magician who transforms himself into the world and then performs this feat with his “magic creative power”, which is the original meaning of maya in the Rig Veda. The word maya—one of the most important terms in Indian philosophy—has changed its meaning over the centuries. From the might, or power, of the divine actor and magician, it came to signify the psychological state of anybody under the spell of the magic play. As long as we confuse the myriad forms of the divine lila with reality, without perceiving the unity of Brahman underlying all these forms, we are under the spell of maya. (…) In the Hindu view of nature, then, all forms are relative, fluid and ever-changing maya, conjured up by the great magician of the divine play. The world of maya changes continuously, because the divine lila is a rhythmic, dynamic play. The dynamic force of the play is karma, important concept of Indian thought. Karma means “action”. It is the active principle of the play, the total universe in action, where everything is dynamically connected with everything else. In the words of the Gita Karma is the force of creation, wherefrom all things have their life.
—Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics (1975)

Lila (SanskritलीलाIAST līlā), or Leela is a concept within Hinduism literally meaning “pastime”, “sport” or “play”. It is common to both non-dualistic and dualistic philosophical schools, but has a markedly different significance in each. Within non-dualism, Lila is a way of describing all reality, including the cosmos, as the outcome of creative play by the divine absolute (Brahman). In the dualistic schools of Vaishnavism, Lila refers to the activities of God and his devotee, as well as the macrocosmic actions of the manifest universe as seen in the Vaishnava scripture Srimad Bhagavatam verse 3.26.4.

The basic recurring theme in Hindu mythology is the creation of the world by the self-sacrifice of God—”sacrifice” in the original sense of “making sacred”—whereby God becomes the world which, in the end, becomes again God. This creative activity of the Divine is called lila, the play of God, and the world is seen as the stage of the divine play. Like most of Hindu mythology, the myth of lila has a strong magical flavour. Brahman is the great magician who transforms himself into the world and then performs this feat with his “magic creative power”, which is the original meaning of maya in the Rig Veda. The word maya—one of the most important terms in Indian philosophy—has changed its meaning over the centuries. From the might, or power, of the divine actor and magician, it came to signify the psychological state of anybody under the spell of the magic play. As long as we confuse the myriad forms of the divine lila with reality, without perceiving the unity of Brahman underlying all these forms, we are under the spell of maya. (…) In the Hindu view of nature, then, all forms are relative, fluid and ever-changing maya, conjured up by the great magician of the divine play. The world of maya changes continuously, because the divine lila is a rhythmic, dynamic play. The dynamic force of the play is karma, important concept of Indian thought. Karma means “action”. It is the active principle of the play, the total universe in action, where everything is dynamically connected with everything else. In the words of the Gita Karma is the force of creation, wherefrom all things have their life.

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Dec 31

science has proven heaven to be real.

science says we exist inside an infinite and chaotic multiverse.

heaven is somewhere in that.

therefore science has proven heaven to be real.


Dec 23

Dec 17
quoteslovercom:

"Let your children develop their own damn opinions." If you like it ♥Share it♥ with your friends. View more quotes on http://quotes-lover.com/

This is the most pseudo intellectual image I’ve seen in awhile. 
You guys realize that most, well, everything is an opinion? An obvious example would be that morals are subjective. And as much as I try to make sense of the world and say life is special, (and we should never murder, blah blah) I can’t argue with someone who fundamentally believes the opposite. Hell, language itself is all subjective. What makes ‘hello’ mean hello? Ever thought of that? 
There is no logic. Scientists are theorizing that we come from an infinite multi verse now. There is no logic so it’s dumb to rant and rave about ~religion~ (or opinions?) when it’s just giving us a purpose so we don’t kill ourselves. 
“In infinite time and in infinite space there are no terminal points. Though it has nothing to hold on to, humanity must somehow stand upright - therein lies the immense task of the artist.” -Nietzsche
And on the opposite side of the coin, I’ve always wondered why religious people don’t ever wonder why their god(s) made things the way s/he/they did.
I guess no matter who you are you can question the purpose of things. But when you decide to have a purpose for your life, you hold an opinion just as much as a religious person does. Or actually, isn’t refusing to have a purpose for your life also an opinion in itself? 
Personally, I really like to say ‘humans are the universe loving/experiencing itself.’ And that is how I justify life/consciousness. And so when I raise kids I teach them good things so that they will live a long life doing a variety of things because they are the universe experiencing itself. 
I’ve been wanting something to rant about. Sorry about this.

quoteslovercom:

"Let your children develop their own damn opinions."
If you like it ♥Share it♥ with your friends.
View more quotes on http://quotes-lover.com/

This is the most pseudo intellectual image I’ve seen in awhile. 

You guys realize that most, well, everything is an opinion? An obvious example would be that morals are subjective. And as much as I try to make sense of the world and say life is special, (and we should never murder, blah blah) I can’t argue with someone who fundamentally believes the opposite. Hell, language itself is all subjective. What makes ‘hello’ mean hello? Ever thought of that? 

There is no logic. Scientists are theorizing that we come from an infinite multi verse now. There is no logic so it’s dumb to rant and rave about ~religion~ (or opinions?) when it’s just giving us a purpose so we don’t kill ourselves. 

“In infinite time and in infinite space there are no terminal points. Though it has nothing to hold on to, humanity must somehow stand upright - therein lies the immense task of the artist.” -Nietzsche

And on the opposite side of the coin, I’ve always wondered why religious people don’t ever wonder why their god(s) made things the way s/he/they did.

I guess no matter who you are you can question the purpose of things. But when you decide to have a purpose for your life, you hold an opinion just as much as a religious person does. Or actually, isn’t refusing to have a purpose for your life also an opinion in itself? 

Personally, I really like to say ‘humans are the universe loving/experiencing itself.’ And that is how I justify life/consciousness. And so when I raise kids I teach them good things so that they will live a long life doing a variety of things because they are the universe experiencing itself. 

I’ve been wanting something to rant about. Sorry about this.


Dec 11

Just because you read about conspiracy theories doesn’t mean you believe them. And what is wrong with believing something without much evidence anyway? If we waited for a scientific study confirmation for every action we take we would just need to roll over and die.

We all have to make so many assumptions anyway. When you go into public you are assuming no one there is going to murder you. When you buy a machine you assume the people made it right and it won’t hurt you. When you raise a kid you just do the best you can and assume it’s alright in the end. (Which, btw, there are so many uncertainties when it comes to raising kids. For example, here’s some surprising information: Did you know that teaching kids to read early isn’t always beneficial and can even be bad for the child and cause anxiety?  http://educationnext.org/much-too-early/

So this is why I don’t have much problem with people who believe things like religion or conspiracy theories or whatever.

My blog may seem hypocritical sometimes but mostly I try to say I’m not sure of too much. I post conspiracy theories and jokes about conspiracy theories. I post good parts of religious texts and criticize bad parts of politics. I’m not even sure if we are free or determined. We’re just on an absurd ride and experiencing life. EVERYONE JUST NEEDS TO CHILL DAMMIT! (lol) 


Dec 7

Words just translate things already there. You can’t deny their subjectivity.
but why do we get frustrated when we can’t explain or figure things? It doesn’t mean it’s meaningless, it means we just don’t have the words for it yet. This goes for many philosophical problems. Or maybe the words cause the problems.
And ever notice the Bible says “god was the word”. That is an extremely weird thing to have in the bible. Maybe because that’s when things became meaningful to us with the start of language.
*I wonder if we had a concept of time or concept of dying before or after the onset of language.
These days in attempt to find meaning we have defined everything so much. We split time into seconds and things into parts of parts of atoms and we still don’t know much of anything. Maybe it’s a necessary stepping stone to enlightenment though.
I find myself depending on words so much when I think I wish I could just exist without them sometimes.


Dec 4
“Science is important as a means to something that isn’t science, ultimately to practical activity. The real value of science, and it is immense, lies in the values that it enables us to secure, or to create, in the transformation of human life that it makes possible. Science is essentially and necessarily the servant of life, not its master. And the really important point is that science in itself cannot determine its proper use. That is a matter of value and of emotion. The pride and prejudice of science, which makes it such a real danger to civilization at the present moment, lies in this; that scientific results can be and will be used for the satisfaction of thoroughly unscientific human passions and desires. And because science cannot determine values or practical ideals, a scientific age is always a materialistic age – not because science is materialist, for it isn’t ever, but because a scientific age is an age whose emotions are left uncivilized and barbarous. The civilizing of the emotions is the business of art and religion – of religion particularly, and science cannot do it, because it must be free from emotion or cease to be science.” John Macmurray, “Science and Religion” (via meloncauliflower)

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Dec 2

Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t everyone a hypocrite a little bit? We all want to give more than take and have justice for all but the problem is the universe is going to die in a heat death anyway and you can either speed it up or slow it down but it’s impossible to escape the fact that existing means on some level you take things for yourself. Now I’m totally conflicted as to what to do as in if donating to charities is even worth it. -Oh someone died today? Don’t worry I’m not far behind you…-

Oh. I just realized that the universe will die in a heat death but that doesn’t mean life still isn’t special. I realized it’s better to spend energy on living and conscious things than on rocks flying around. Maybe we will reach a level of consciousness as to where we can reverse it. 

Humans are the universe trying to understand itself. ~

I guess the only problem still is that we have to figure out a way to share the resources. I’m not sure if we live in a closed system though. 

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