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To: Matchett-PI
Good, because I have no interest in coming to view my place in your quote salads. Anyone may know my views, because I have told plenty of other freepers: Don't bother quoting anyone to me. And you in particular, don't bother quoting someone that I have to click and follow a link to identify. Are you high? I'm not following any link of yours.

Not that it really matters who you quote. They may be modern-day self-proclaimed experts, they may be sages of old. I don't care. I have no interest in the philosophers and sages of old. I don't think they were anything special. The only reason many of them were so revered is because they lived in a time and place where very few people were taught to read and write. You had to be male, and you had to be wealthy. If you were educated enough to read and write, you automatically impressed the rest of the population. Moreover, most sages of old were educated by the Church, so they are to be taken with the grain of salt they deserved.

If it's modern-day internet sages you're quoting, you can imagine they impress me even less. In fact, I can't think of anything more ridiculous than using other people's quotes as paperwads to throw at me. In the end, your argument boils down to this:

"I know there's a God because I intuit it with my higher mind. And look, lots of other people agree with me!" This is a childish stance. "I feel, therefore God is." Silly as a Scientologist.

146 posted on 12/22/2011 9:56:09 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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A_perfect_lady wrote: "Silly as a Scientologist"

"..anyone but a [simple/silly] rationalist knows that logic cannot furnish its own materials on which to operate.

"It is a "sign of the times" -- i.e., the Age of Stupidity -- that it is even necessary to point out that not every problem can be solved by means of logic alone. Again, to even attempt to do this is both inhuman and anti-human.

"...when intellection is rejected, it doesn't just disappear, any more than an unconscious conflict disappears by denying it. Rather, it is simply replaced by all kinds of crazy things, from Marxism, to metaphysical Darwinism, to Scientology, you name it.

148 posted on 12/22/2011 10:15:36 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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