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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

UnknownSoldier Re:And that is why the Spock/Logic way is incomple (854 comments)

It is when it tells people what [not] to believe.

Fundamental atheists have zero respect for tolerating other people's different belief -- they arrogantly assume theirs is the "correct" one.

1 hour ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

UnknownSoldier Re: illogical captain (854 comments)

Considering Science by definition is amoral where else would they get it from?

Politics?
Philosophy?

2 hours ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

UnknownSoldier Re:illogical captain (854 comments)

>> "As a mystic I have _knowledge_ by definition, aka experience."
> false. Completly(sic) and utterly false
Only an idiot attempts to tell another person what they have experienced. Quit being an idiot -- you are smarter then that.

> so now you are saying you have special vision no one else has? Hoe(sic) convenient.
1. Show me _where_ I made the claim that I was the _only_ one who could see??

2. Do you even understand the word: Analogy ??

> which is why we ask for proof.
Proof of what _exactly_? God? As I said before, There is NO proof except experience.

Did you completely fail to understand the analogy that _playing_ the drums IS proof that you _know_ how to play the drums ??

How exactly do you propose Atheists have an experience about something they have no belief in?? They dismiss _all_ actions_ that are needed such as prayer and meditation; their mind is closed. Not even an NDE would convince them that a higher reality exists -- only death, but by then it will be too late.

Nay, the only proof I will give is that "First" contact will happen by 2024.

2 hours ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

UnknownSoldier Re:illogical captain (854 comments)

> lowly science student

There is nothing lowly about someone curious to learn. Curiosity is a gift; using your mind is good.

2 hours ago
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Court: Car Dealers Can't Stop Tesla From Selling In Massachusetts

UnknownSoldier Re:hahaha (89 comments)

Agreed. Beautiful logic!

/oblg. car salesman jokes

Q. What are lawyers good for?
A. They make used car salesmen look good!

Q. What does molds, ooze, pond scum, lawyers, and used car salesman have in common?
A. They're all slime.

Q. What's the difference between a car salesman and a computer salesman?
A. The car salesman knows he's lying!

6 hours ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

UnknownSoldier Re:Microsoft can now kill Java (298 comments)

> sane entity management

Care to explain more please?

8 hours ago
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Canon Printer Hacked To Run Doom Video Game

UnknownSoldier Re:Surprising (73 comments)

> 25MHz 486 and 640x480 VGA with no acceleration?

Before you get flamed ...

Dos Doom used @ 320x200 in ModeY, Quake supported Michael Abrash's ModeX @ 320x240.

Doom95 which ran on Windows 95 supported different resolutions.

I played it on my 386SX 16 MHz with the screen shrunk down a few levels. It was silky smooth on the Pentium 90 MHz, and the Pentium Pro 200 MHz (obviously) as was Quake.

Reference: http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/Asp...

8 hours ago
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Malware Distributed Through Twitch Chat Is Hijacking Steam Accounts

UnknownSoldier Re:Java? (51 comments)

Minecraft is the only thing that needs Java.

I'm not going to risk an entire computer for one game.

Besides, I would rather spend time making my own game then playing other people's games. :-)

11 hours ago
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Malware Distributed Through Twitch Chat Is Hijacking Steam Accounts

UnknownSoldier Re:Java? (51 comments)

Anyone playing Minecraft ... :-/

(I refuse to use Java due to far too many security issues.)

12 hours ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

UnknownSoldier Re:Microsoft can now kill Java (298 comments)

Another gem from betelgeux

You want to see the future of Minecraft all you need to do is look at Flight Simulator.
They had a solid community building planes and terrain and with every release the graphics and flight engine got better. There was some payware but 95% was free.
In Jan 2009, citing financial pressure, the last of the design team for Flight Sim was laid off and the tasks for ongoing development were distributed throughout the rest of the company.
In Feb 2012 Microsoft Flight was released as a free to play game. All previous aircraft, terrain, instruments from previous versions were incompatible. Only a single island of Hawaii and a single aircraft was available. The flight model was simplified to make it easier on the console players. Additional areas to fly in as well as aircraft were available for purchase. Reviews from longterm sim users were unkind to say the least. It was now an arcade game - it simulated nothing and was useless as a learning tool. It was nothing the community wanted or needed.
July 2012 the game was cancelled.
Aug 2013 the XBox.com closure ended the ability to get a new copy of game.
There has been no Flight Sim available from MS since 2012. 2006 was the last actual Sim release honestly. It had been on the market since 1979.
I want to be wrong about this, but MS has a history of not understanding and not listening to it's customers.
The start button that they spent 17 years getting customers used to was removed and they are still don't seem to understand why Win8 isn't the huge success they hoped it would be. In spite of the fact that they have been told time and again that this is a major issue for many users they steadfastly refuse to correct it - promising that it might be there in the next update.
MS knows better than it's users apparently and it will do what it wants like the 800lbs gorilla they are.

13 hours ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

UnknownSoldier Re:Microsoft can now kill Java (298 comments)

That indeed could be the case. As pointed out on Reddit by gooneh ...

Minecraft is written in Java, and requires the Oracle (formerly Sun) JVM. Jokes and jabs aside, my guess is that MS wants to replace JVM with .NET under Minecraft, porting from Java to C#. All those 10-to-15 year olds playing Minecraft will be going to college and developing code in 5 or 10 years, and MS would naturally want them using their platform technology, so its a logical investment. Sadly, I would not be suprised to see support for Mac/Linux bit-rot and get dropped over a few years.

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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

UnknownSoldier Re:illogical captain (854 comments)

How you treat your fellow neighbor is independent of Religion. Sadly, many try to justify violence in the name of their god by labeling people into an "us vs them" mentality. :-/

i.e.
I have known a few atheists that were more "Christian" then some Christians.
I have also known a few Christians that were more secular then atheists.
Whether a person is "good" or "bad" is an example of how they externalize their philosophy.

ALL religions at their core teach the same message:

Treat others how you want to be treated.

If you want to know if God cares if you go to church, ask her. Just don't put any expectations on how the answer / synchronicity will arrive.

--
I support the master race: Not White, black, yellow nor red but the Human race. For we ALL are brothers and sisters.

yesterday
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

UnknownSoldier Re:illogical captain (854 comments)

> Then you wrongly conclude: Atheists will be in for a rude awakening when they die as they will realize that their belief ...

Thanks for catching the grammar mistake!

Obviously it should read: as they will realize that their lack of belief ...

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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

UnknownSoldier Re: illogical captain (854 comments)

> The hypotheses for determining the existence of anything has to be it doesn't exist.

As I've before: God is not some mathematical equation to be proven, but to be experienced.

For example:

* If you are married, "prove" that you love your spouse? "Prove" that you trust your partner?

You _demonstrate_ it by how you behave, not only by what you believe. Belief, then Faith, then Action then Proof, always in that order.

When the Wright brothers "proved" that they could fly in an aeroplane (sic.) they acted on their belief. Their proof WAS their experience.

Ironically, the simplest proof of God:

Look in the mirror.

Which is just another way of saying:

Know Thyself !

But that is a discussion for another day ...

yesterday
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

UnknownSoldier Re: illogical captain (854 comments)

> If I believe fire-breathing flying unicorns that cure cancer are among us, is the burden really on you to prove me wrong?

Existence is a tricky thing, since reality is multi-dimensional.

* Conceptually, those things exist.
* Physically, they do not.

There is no need to prove you wrong -- only for you to show me _why_ living your philosophy has advantages, AND for you to be honest to admit what its weaknesses are. As St. Francis said:

Preach the gospel, and use words if necessary.

ALL 4 groups, Theist, Atheist, Agnostic, Gnostic, have both strengths AND weaknesses. I would be careful of anyone who is too blind or myopic to see both the positive and negative in every perspective. Only those who say "There is only way path" or say "Our way is the correct one. This side is better then the others." are too coward to admit that they are in what Feynman referred to as a "cargo cult".

yesterday
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

UnknownSoldier Re:illogical captain (854 comments)

> The distinction between an Agnostic and an Atheist does not serve any real purpose.

1. There is a HUGE difference between belief and knowledge. They are _orthogonal_ concepts.

...
              No Knowledge = Agnostic
                            ^
                            |
No Belief = Atheist < - - - . - - - > Belief = Theist
                            |
                            v
                  Knowledge = Gnostic

2. Your definition of gnostic is incorrect:

Gnostic: Knows that Bigfoot exists (though has no proof)

Gnostics/Mystics know via experience. That IS the proof.

e.g.

- A women knows she is pregnant via the fact that she is experiencing having a baby. Her belief is independent of the fact (though they tend to be conflated.)

- You can read all you want about playing the drums but that doesn't mean you know how to. You might _intellectually_ understand the process, but knowledge involves doing. For example, I _know_ how to play the drums because I _can_ play the drums.

2 days ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

UnknownSoldier Re:illogical captain (854 comments)

Your fallacy is assuming one group is "better" then the other.

The are ALL different BUT EQUAL.
They ALL have Strengths and Weaknesses.

Everyone has faith. If you don't have faith in your beliefs then why do you have them in the first place? You have proven each and every one of them??

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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

UnknownSoldier Re:illogical captain (854 comments)

Since you appear to have trouble _reading_ I will repeat what I wrote:

Atheism is _without_ Belief

By definition Atheists have ZERO knowledge about God.

As a Mystic I have personal experience about God so the zero-hypothesis is an incorrect assumption.

I do 100% agree that Religion is in the business of selling heaven insurance.

You seem to be lumping Religion and Spirituality together -- there is a big difference between the two:

* Religion: One man telling another what he should do to understand The Source.
* Spirituality: One man telling another what he could do to understand The Source.

> there is still zero physical explanation for Consciousness and Intelligence, yet both clearly exist, albeit as far as we know, not separately)

Same with numbers, ideas, and time. The metaphysical exists independently of the physical.

> and dualism offers a non-religious model for that.

Dualism is incomplete. The hologram is a better analogy.

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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

UnknownSoldier Re:illogical captain (854 comments)

1. You assume that people are always happy to receive truth. That is incorrect. :-( It depends of how much of a fundamentalist (theist/atheist) they were. The truth can indeed set people free -- IF they are willing to receive it.

2. Science by _definition_ is amoral; which is incomplete as you point out. It prompts Scientists to ask:

* (How) Can we do this?

but it doesn't ask:

* Should we do this?

Morality, which is subjective, is overlaid on top of Science; while Secularism is indeed a key foundation, it still, literally, misses the bigger picture. Both Politics and Religion are applied external philosophies -- all you have done is traded one set of dogma for another. That is not the solution.

  While we have made just a blip in technical knowledge the planet is still spiritually immature. This will change by 2024 when we start to learn how to balance Science & Spirituality.

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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

UnknownSoldier Re:illogical captain (854 comments)

As a mystic I have _knowledge_ by definition, aka experience.

Athiest telling other people what they can and cannot know is the height of ignorance and arrogance. They are literally like the blind man telling those who can see color that they are delusional.

2 days ago

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Quantum Levivation

UnknownSoldier UnknownSoldier writes  |  more than 2 years ago

UnknownSoldier (67820) writes "Wired reports that researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered you can "lock" a magnetic field into place with a semiconductor. They have a very cool demonstration of a frozen puck and some of the neat things you can do with it while its orientation remains locked but its location is movable. Might someday we see high speed trains that will be "impossible" to tip over or a new generation of batteries with this technology?"
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