ELI5: What are the core beliefs behind existentialism and what does 'existence precedes essence' mean exactly?
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What did Sartre mean by existence precedes essence?

I’m reading his analogy of a paper cutter/book to prove that in all existentialism existence precedes essence and I can’t completely grasp it

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What does it mean, to you, that existence precede essence?

Quotes from philosphers on this also welcome!

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Goodsir At A Bar: Hop Scotch Versus The House Of Bourbon, Deeper Than The Shallow End Of A Pool, Sartre (Part 3)

Warning: Impending shitshow and philosophy lesson.

We’ve established that Goodsir is, indeed, my ’soulmate’. Due to his theory that wearing weird gadgets or whatever equals The Sex Pistols, and that watching a movie based on a HTS book equals reading. Oh, and that Fassbender is a hack.

This is more like a laundry list of what happened the rest of the night. Don’t worry, there’s going to be an epilogue up soon. I wouldn’t leave y'all in euphoria, just to be left with bullet points!

So, as the night progressed…

Hop Scotch Versus The House Of Bourbon

  • I switch to Wild Turkey 101 because I’m awesome. Now, I know you’re just supposed to sip it. Trust me. I generally do. But I wanted god damn shots, so I did three of the 101 (like a pro). I know my limits, plus had a cab lined up. So, no harm, no foul.

  • In contrast: Goodsir sees my transition and tries to keep up. So, instead of sipping and being a ‘refined’ and ‘seasoned’ scotch drinker, he chugs his glass

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What does it mean for existence to precede essence in existential philosophy?
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What does Sartre mean by "Existence precedes essence."?

What are the criticisms and implications of this statement? Is it necessarily atheistic?

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existence precedes essence

im still very confused on what "existence precedes essence" actually means

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Causality, Acausality and Paracausality Explained

I wanted to write a post on this subject. I’m sure for many Destiny veterans these have become concepts we take for granted but for a lot of new players these terms may be foreign to them. So I wanted to take some time to explain these concepts at least in the way that I understand them.

So it should be noted that what I write is my own interpretation and I’m completely open to feedback if you have a differing interpretation. I also plan to write an in-depth post on Soulfire and a true understanding of Paracausality will be necessary for that post. This post is long but i guarantee you it will be worth reading. Otherwise skip to the TL;DR at the bottom.

So without further ado let’s take a deep dive into the nature of Causality.

Understanding Causality

As Newton’s third law

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The Five Colors of Magic by Way of the Five Phases (Wuxing) by an Amateur

Thanks to u/scholar-warrior for posting something that kicked my ass into finishing this.

So this has been brewing in my head since we got the global series decks and were introduced to the Plane of Mountains and Seas. While as a Chinese American I'm mildly dreading how WOTC handles a plane inspired by Chinese culture, nonetheless I immediately drew parallels between Magic's five colors and the Five Phases, or the concept of Wuxing.

1. What is Wuxing?

So for those who don't know, Wuxing, henceforth referred to as the "Five Phases", is a concept that pervades traditional Chinese thought, influencing areas from Traditional Chinese Medicine to Feng Shui, Astrology to Warfare. Commonly incorrectly translated as the Five Elements due to a false analogy to the four classical Greek elements, the Five Phases are less concerned with categorizing substances or the natural qualities of matter and more used to describe the relationship between ever changing aspects of reality. That said, in

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Stoicism and the meaning of life

The last year I've been doing self-improvement. I tried to get over past trauma, drug abuse, family dysfunction, left christianity and found an interest in philosophy - mainly on the meaning of life.

I've read the works of Jean-Paul Sartre, Alan Watts, Kierkegaard, Viktor Frankl, Albert Camus, Taoism, Stoicism and Kafka. I also listened to analysises of Schopenhauer, Buddhism and some other stuff.

What I noticed is: depite knowing what I want to do in life and despite having friends, hobbies, good grades and a great relationship with my mother something's missing.

I watched a great video from exurb1a on the topic and with time I realized: I've hardly been living in the moment but always chasing something.

The problem with existing in the moment is that there seems to be a lack of purpose in just... doing things. Or as Sartre would say: "Man's Existence precedes his essence"

What's so interesting about the existentialist's position is that it doesn't

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Sexy Space Babes: Chapter Twenty Seven

Jason chose to dodge rather than bring his gun up, reasoning that even if he managed to kill the animal with a snapshot – which was unlikely – he’d still have to contend with six-hundred pounds of dead animal dropping on him.

Skittering to the side, he heard a loud thump from behind him and the sound of an enraged roar that didn’t quite manage to drown out the low hiss that immediately preceded it.

Glancing back - even as he backpedaled - he saw that Yaro had apparently foregone her weapon entirely, choosing instead to use her claws.

Something he was kind of thankful for, given that the creature had landed between them, and there was a non-zero chance that any shot from the Rakiri could have over penetrated the animal and skewered him as well.

Unfortunately, that meant he had the same issue as he watched a true battle of the titans play out before his eyes.

Despite being taken by surprise, Yaro was the first to strike, closing the distance between her and the guntra with a single

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The Cabal got played. How centuries of deception from within led to their ultimate downfall.

So I cannot stress enough how much of a big deal the Empress lore book is on future narratives. For those who have not read it or wish to read the lore as it's earned in game, spoilers follow.

"The war is all there is. All this- this is just logistical support."

— Umun'arath

Umun'arath was the Evocate-General of the Cabal Empire and Primus of All Legions. Calus was responsible for employing her service and to understand why we first have to understand the events preceding her ascension to power. Much of this backstory is in the Cabal Booklet released in the Destiny 2 Collector's Edition .

Originally the Cabal Empire was ruled alongside the emperor by a military aristocracy called the Praetorate. The Praetorate masters profited off of the Cabal's Legions, who lacked citizenship within the Empire.

Calus viewed the Praet

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Hadith on Tawhid

>Muhammad ibn Al-Hassan ibn Ahmad ibn al-Waleed - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn Umar al-Katib quoted on the authority of Muhammad ibn Ziyad al-Qolzomy, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Abi Ziyad al-Jadiy, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Yahya ibn Umar ibn Ali ibn Ali Talib (s), “I heard Abul Hassan Al-Ridha (s) say these things in the presence of Al-Ma’mun on the subject of Unity. Ibn Abi Ziyad and others such as Ahmad ibn Abdullah Al-Alawi (the Alawid) have quoted on the authority of Al-Qasim ibn Ayyoub Al-Alawi, “When Al-Ma’mun decided to empower Al-Ridha (as his successor), he gathered the Hashemites together and told them, “Verily I have decided to empower Al-Ridha to run the affairs after me.” The Hashemites envied Al-Ridha (s) and said, “Will you appoint an ignorant man who does not possess the necessary insight to run the affairs of the Caliphate? Send someone after him so that he is brought to us. Then you can see his ignorance as a proof against

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Why is Camus' "The Stranger" considered an Existentialist novel? Meursault reads like an Absurdist man, detached from creating meaning that would make him an otherwise Existential hero

Previously, I asked on this sub why some people consider Camus as existentialist after reading Myth of Sisyphus. In verdict, he is wholly absurdist, and not existentialist.

However, there was not an insignificant amount of opinion to consider that Camus may be existentialist, based on his works on The Stranger. Because I had not read the novel before, I reserved my judgement and was looking forward to discovering the existentialist side of Camus and his interpretation of it. It seemed like an almost impossible ask, after reading MoS, where he seemed to be vehemently against the idea of assigning meaning and creating meaning to life as free agents ourselves (and considers it philosophical suicide, otherwise the leap of faith).

After reading The Stranger, I still don't quite understand the sentiment that this novel is an existentialist one.

The Stranger reads like an absurdist's novel, with Meursault embodying a lifestyle of an absurdist's hero. Much like Sisyphus, "one must imag

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A religio-philosophical rehabilitation of a nihilistic pandeism or an attempt to make the demise of the transcendent through its fragmentation credible.

I mean the philosophy of the German Philipp Mainländer. For most people who have heard of or read about him, Philipp Mainländer is merely a curiosity, something I would like to see changed.
I would like to reconstruct Mainländer as representing a philosophy of religion that can be taken systematically seriously.
What is meant is not a physics-based reconstruction, which seems quite appropriate given cosmological concepts such as the singularity, the big bang, entropy, and the heat death of the universe.
The following may well be consistent with Mainländer:

>Some things just come into being as the universe evolves and entropy and complexity grow: galaxies, planets, organisms, consciousness. In human terms, the dynamic nature of life manifests itself as desire. There is always something we want, even if what we want is to break free of the bonds of desire. That’s not a sustainable goal; to stay alive, we have to eat, drink, breathe, metabolize, and generally continue to ride th

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Do we choose values and meaning, or only discover them?

Much of existentialism appears to be based on these two quotes from Sartre:

  • "We are condemned to be free" - we not only can choose, we must choose.
  • "Man first exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world - then defines himself afterwards", aka "existence precedes essence"

These ideas lead to the assertion that meaning and value can only be chosen by the individual, and that in fact we must make those choices, as there is no alternative.

I've noticed that most things I've read about existentialism (including posts and comments on this sub) seem to portray this "choice" of meaning/value as being 100% free, in the sense that the choice is completely arbitrary and uninfluenced by anything at all, internal or external to the individual.

However, this doesn't seem logical to me, or in line with my personal life experiences. It seems self-evident to me that any "choice" I make is going to be subconsciously and/or externally influenced by a myriad of factors, including my per

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Developers' Diary 4: Showa no Rokkusuta

Greetings to pur subscribers and everyone interested in our mod! Today I, HAKOPMNTE_DEDA, will show you some snippets of content coming up for Japan at l'Ordre Nouveau.

It should be noted that this diary focuses on demonstrating the narrative element of our mod - on events and narration, and not on trees and their gfx. I hope that this aspect of l'ON will interest you as much as the icons.

Part One: 逆さま世は Sakasama yo wa

>Have you ever seen a butterfly caught in a spider's web? At first she is a real butterfly. But a day later, only a dead shell remains of it: there are wings, a body, but there is no butterfly.
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> Shusaku Endo, Silence

The Japanese situation in the 1920s and 1930s was dire. Despite the withdrawal from the Great War without tangible losses, the national pride of the young Empire was offended, and its economy had a long way down. In East Asia the German Empire, a formidable adversary, became stronger after absorbing the colonies of Britai

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Common errors: fear of criticism

TLDR: Principled criticism good? More than that. It's essential.

The Error

A common error new communists make is to shield themselves or their arguments from criticism, either due to fear of being wrong or by the assumption that the criticizer is wrongfully criticizing. One way criticism is avoided is by appeal to "many truths" (which is conflated with dialectical knowledge); for example, uncritically labeling "primary and secondary contradictions" within a given nation; typically conceding that the criticisms raised are accurate and there are "contradictions that need to be fixed", but they "are not the main problem right now". These comrades unfortunately misunderstand and misuse both criticism and dialectics.

The confusion I'd like to focus on oscillates around "non-aligned" social media spaces. A recent example of note is Qiao Collective's article What Does Critique Do?; a polemic-type article against

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GameStonk Thesis 🚀🚀🌙

“💎🙌🏽 GameStonk” Thesis:

1.    The surge in GameStop pricing was from supply and demand from the sudden viral spread

-we did not see the sustained and prolonged volume we would need if the shorts were to cover their position, just retail jumping into the hype

-there is even some evidence (the number of failure to delivers in the data the last several months) to suggest that the surge in pricing was partially hedge funds covering illegal “Naked Shorts” and having to hop into the buying frenzy to cover their ass now that the rest of the situation is being more closely monitored by authorities and that’s a large enough infraction to actually get in trouble but hard to prove if you cover it in time.

2.    Hedges set a second round of shorts at higher prices

-rhe placing of GME on SHO (a watchlist) and NYSE restricting further shorts indicates this

-this could be an accounting trick to lower there average loss point later, not just out of arrogantly

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Fix My Logic (It’s Long)

•I believe happiness is a coping mechanism—a thing we chase that keeps us running from the inevitable despair of reality. It’s fragile and temporary: you get your dream life, you get used to it, it no longer brings you joy. The key to being happy is to be, well, dumb. What do ignorance, innocence, and happiness all have in common? They dwindle as we learn the truth about life. (Maybe that’s why kids are so happy. They don’t know any better.) How do I find happiness when I know how “irrational” it is? • I believe complete control—or lack thereof- over ones life is what causes some of our internal struggle. Something bad happens, what happened is all your fault, or there was nothing you could’ve done. • I believe life has no inherent meaning and it’s up to us to give it meaning (nihilism/optimistic nihilism). If essence precedes existence, what is the essence of human existence? You need proper water distribution, you build a dam. The purpose of the dam is proper water distribution. Wha

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How many different philosophies, or philosophers, fall under the existentialist umbrella?.....

It seems that it can encompass so many different schools of thought, and it can mean so many different things, that it doesn't really mean anything. Maybe I'm losing something I translation. Is it just whatever you want it to be, as long as it's based on an individual giving themselves meaning?

Besides "Existence precedes essence" what are some other ways to explain it to someone like me who doesn't learn these concepts quickly?

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Well, It's not exactly "meaning" but it is a satisfying way to aspire to be

Quote from Richard Rorty's book Contingency, irony and solidarity.

It is the difference between thinking of redemption as making contact with something larger and more enduring than oneself and redemption as Nietzsche describes it: "recreating all 'it was' into a 'thus I willed it.'"

The drama of an individual human life, or the history of humanity as a whole, is not one in which a preexistent goal is triumphantly reached or tragically not reached. Neither a consistent external reality nor an unfailing interior source of inspiration forms a background for such dramas. Instead, to see one's life, or the life of one's community, as a dramatic narrative is to see it as a process of Nietzschean self-overcoming. The paradigm of such a narrative is the life of the genius who can say of the relevant portion of the past, "Thus I willed it," because she has found a way to describe the past which the past never knew, and thereby found a self to be which her precursors never knew was possible

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[Essay Contest] A show about nothing: Sartre, Camus, and the meaningful meaninglessness of K-On!

I. Introduction

>“You guys aren't very good, are you? But it seemed like it would be a whole lot of fun to do! I've decided that I'm going to join this club!”
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>Yui Hirasawa, S1E1

A decade after its run, K-On! remains as popular as ever. In spite of this, I think the philosophy of the show is still under-explored, probably because K-On! isn't seen as "deep". Most discussion centers around praising the technical execution or proclaiming that certain ships are canon. And that's totally fair-those things are fun to talk about and the show doesn't invite philosophical analysis in the way that, say, Ghost in the Shell does. But even if something isn't Oshii, I think there's still value in engaging with it philosophically. Exploring the philosophy of a series can show us what makes it appealing on a psychological level, deepen our appreciation of the themes, and help us apply the show's messages in our own lives. In this essay, I will explore the relation between K-On!, **E

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[Soulless verse] Twisted hell: Chapter 22

Chapter 1 | Chapter 21

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Something stood at the other side of the portal, between the trees. It was big, hairy, had four legs and huge horns on its head.

“All right, mages, move behind us,” Heartwell ordered silently, almost whispering, as he readied his sword and shield.

But the mages didn’t move, transfixed with the creature on the other side.

“Move, now! We don’t know if it will charge us or if more of them are out there!” He raised his voice a bit.

“Come on, let’s go!” Mizette hurried Hazelmere up, who jolted as if woken up from a dream.

The mages moved back, but not completely. Their heads poked out from behind the soldiers, still trying to figure out what the strange creature could be.

“Moana, do you sense anything? Is there any demonic presence nearby?”

“Huh, you remembered her name on the fir

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How do you feel about inventing mythology?

A problem with reviving paganism is of course that a lot has been lost. Many traditions only have fragments ramaining of their beliefs and stories, and even that has often been passed down through people who didn't understand or agree with them. But if there are holes in a certain mythology, an obvious solution to that problem would be to make something up to fill it with.

This might come off as disrespectful, or as falsifying history, but the idea has precedent in historical paganism. Late greco-roman pagans like Sallustius believed that myths were not to be taken literally, and that they represented a higher truth about the gods. He writes: "Since all existing things rejoice in that which is like them and reject that which is unlike, the stories about the Gods ought to be like the Gods, so that they may both be worthy of the divine essence and make the Gods well disposed to those who speak of them: which could only be done by means of myths."

Now, Sallust was a neo-platonist, and

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The Journey to Depth 65,535 - BlinkDelve

After quite some time, with the new Endless Delve event having just been announced, I am finally releasing footage of a few build’s I played on the way to the current delve cap of 65,535.

Before I go into details of the various builds I played, I want to put a disclaimer that these builds are no longer functioning as a result of the various nerfs GGG has implemented. In addition to that, many of these builds were not theory crafted by myself and were made as a result of some of the brightest minds in the current poe scene.

Delve League – 3.4.0

Around 2 years ago during August of 2018, Delve league had been announced. This gave players an opportunity to test their characters in ways which had not previously been available in the game. Being an avid ladder player in other arpg’s, this presented the perfect opportunity for someone like me to try and test what could be done.

The first build that came to mind was the very popular Zerphi’s Last Breath Volatile Dead build. Paired with

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[The Mortal Acts] - Chapter 20: Ready, Sept, Go

Previous | First

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“I’m coming!” Riven yelled.

Another knock sounded. Or rather, hammered on his poor door, which had to be moments away from breaking off its hinges and crashing down on his floor. And that too after all the work that had gone in repairing Riven’s little apartment. He threw off the blankets, pulled on some clothes, then thumped his way to the front door.

He was about to open it when the knocks came in. Riven jumped, and so did his door at the force of the knocks. “I said I was coming, didn’t I?”

Riven pulled the door open, heart wrenching at the thought he might wrench his door out of its frame too. But no, it swung smoothly to reveal the completely expected intruder at this ungodly hour.

Viriya.

“Good morning,” she said. Her eyes held all the brightness her rigid face re

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notes #20. "Joining with" | practical groundwork ethics for nihilist magick

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I was joining with what my natures tell me to. And even though these would be solely immortal or inferior - natures tell me of, about death-via-oblivion. This is all too easy; the ease is created for pointless useless things such as I {who in nature has been desiring for only a sensation-less, conscious-less death!}.

But I am unafraid to say these for 2 reasons. One, my useless inane substance is the totality of me. Two, there is an impersonal experiential element to this self-deemed uselessness that is overwhelming. This dictates that the fact of my inferiority is not a matter of “measly personal affair”, but a wailing lament of what stays perfectly the same even after all tangential factors are taken control/care for.

[Even though the luring substance of self-deemed inferiority will necessarily say, want to say that “This is your own ‘measly personal affair’!”, something must have a phenomenological objectivity.]

So this want for death-via-oblivion is not a personal

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What Is Section 230, and Why It Is Necessary

I've seen several posts in r/Neoliberal recently that touch on Section 230. And these posts have not inspired great confidence. Section 230 itself is a very basic, straightforward law that has been subjected to a ridiculous amount of disinformation (often purposeful!) and this disinformation appears to have spread here. In particular, I've seen numerous posts suggesting that Section 230 creates a liability shield which is responsible for sites not taking action against misinformation or defamatory content.

What is Section 230?

Section 230 is a provision in the 1996 Communications Decency Act, itself part of Title V of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 amended wide portions of the Communications Act of 1934, in an effort to update the old law and bring the emerging Internet communications under the purview of the Federal Communications Commission. By and large, the 1996 law moved the Internet under similar regulations as television, radio, or p

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FIRO fire sale…51% attacks, chain rollbacks?

The recent attack and fallout from the 51% attack on Zcoin / FIRO has received a lot of buzz recently. However, many are unaware of just how bad what Zcoin / FIRO is going to do is for every other decentralized project. The precedent they are setting — screams centralized authoritarian decision making, caving to centralized exchanges demands and highlights the necessity of having SOLID blockchain developers, as attacks and mishandling of the followups puts individuals’ cryptocurrency (funds) at grave risk. Beyond this, their sweeping decision screams centralized control and set a standard to exchanges that anytime there is an attack, that it is encumbent upon the projects to refund lost amounts.

Exchanges run a business. Many blockchain projects do as well, however, many are run by a community, or DAO, or DAC. Blockchains, while many have come a long way, still may present bugs, and worse yet, some do not have quality active development, putting these projects into a very

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The Watchtower and "Should you believe in the Trinity" brochure?

When next the Jehovah's Witnesses (JWs) come to your door or mail you a letter, ask them who Jesus really is and you just might receive an old brochure entitled Should You Believe in the Trinity? At first look the brochure seems well researched. It is when one begins to look more closely at it that it becomes obvious that the Watchtower is misleading its own followers and readers (and you if they had their way). In some places, the misleading appears intentional. In others, it is unclear whether deception is involved or scholarship is lacking. This forum is a place to critique the tract fully, since the topic of what the early Church Fathers said about Jesus has now been raised, this is an appropriate time to answer what the brochure states about JW beliefs.

Ignatius and Polycarp

Two of the earliest Church Fathers, Polycarp and Ignatius taught the deity of Christ. The early Church father, Irenaeus (circa AD 120–190) wrote that Polycarp was "instructed" and "appointed" by the apostles

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"Your free trial to life has ended."

We’ve all done it. There was a show or movie we wanted to watch, so we signed up for a week, two weeks, or a month of some subscription service, just to watch that show/movie. You might’ve canceled right after watching, or perhaps held on to see if there was anything else you’d like. And, like many, you might’ve forgotten about the subscription, and been unpleasantly surprised days or weeks later when a sudden charge appeared on your bank account.

You tell yourself, “I could’ve sworn that I canceled that!” You probably tell this to the customer service representative you inevitably speak to when trying to get the charge reversed. Typically, they’re compliant; they deal with this issue all day, every day, and feel no offense on behalf of the company that employs them; they’ve probably been in the same situation, at one point or another. You suspect this, so you lighten up, maybe apologize if you were rude, and a few minutes later you’re assured that the charge would be reversed, your

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Could what is happening now be what Eckhart Tolle talked about in A New Earth and what other spiritual teachers have said?

This crisis makes me think of what Eckhart Tolle wrote in his book A New Earth. Also with the third wave of psychedelics going on I think it is making this transformation of our consciousness happen even more rapidly.

Here are a few excerpts from the book. -

Collective human consciousness and life on our planet are intrinsically connected. “A new heaven” is the emergence of a transformed state of human consciousness, and “a new earth” is its reflection in the physical realm. Since human life and human consciousness are intrinsically one with the life of the planet, as the old consciousness dissolves, there are bound to be synchronistic geographic and climatic natural upheavals in many parts of the planet, some of which we are already witnessing now.

THE URGENCY OF TRANSFORMATION

When faced with a radical crisis, when the old way of being in the world, of interacting with each other and with the realm of nature doesn’t work anymore, when survival is threatened by seemingly insu

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A comprehensive analysis of mythological references (mainly from Germanic/Norse and Græco-Roman mythologies) and of real world historical paralles and inspirations in Attack on Titan. Coupled with an in-depth breakdown of how I think it will end, in my opinion. (VERY long read) [PART 1]

PART 1: ISAYAMA'S PROBABLE INSPIRATIONS IN THE CURRENT WORLD

Like the title suggests, in this post I will try to analyze in-depth all the mythological elements (MAINLY but not only from Norse/North Germanic mythology) and the parallels to real historical events I think Isayama drew ispiration from in order to plot his story. I will also offer my comprehensive theory on how the manga will end, based mostly on what we've seen so far. I can't stress enough that this is MY OPINION on the matter and I NEVER pretended, pretend or will pretend otherwise.

I will start by immediately making clear that I think the Rumbling will be stopped by the Alliance, that peace between Eldia and the rest of the world (including Marley) WILL, EVENTUALLY, be achieved and that, while I can't guarantee for Paradis as it currently stands, Eldians will still exists as a nation/ethnic group by the end of it, and NOT be exterminated.

**If you fundame

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The Empirical Contradiction at the Heart of the Biblical Monotheisms: God's Stated Morality Contradicts It's Created Morality

Natural Theology Contradicts Biblical Theology

What follows is a relatively straightforward argument, broken down into four distinct syllogisms, each drawing on the previous. If I have done my work aright, there should be no contradiction in any of the premises with the traditional views of the God of scripture, or of the so-called "philosophers' God", and each of the four conclusions must logically follow from their preceding . If these requirements be met, then God is undone.

On the Nature of the Biblical God

>AP1: Perfection is existence without flaw
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>AP2: God's Nature is perfect
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>AC1: Therefore God's Nature cannot be other than what it is, and is unchangeable

Since perfection is the absolute measure of a given quality, whatever is perfect must have a quality. The first quality, pace Aquinas ( Prima Pars, Question Four ) is actuality, so whatever is perfect must exist absolutely, without flaw. If God exists, therefore, its existe

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Atheism Resource List

u/montesinos7 and I thought it would be a helpful idea to put together a resource guide for good discussions and arguments about atheism and theism. A lot of discussion happens here about theistic arguments, so we thought it would be beneficial to include some of the best cases against theistic arguments and for atheism/naturalism out there. We’re also happy to update the guide if people have specific requests for resources/papers on certain topics, and to answer questions about these resources. This guide focuses mainly on the atheist side of the debate, but eventually we’d like to make a guide with links to pro-theist arguments as well. We hope this will be helpful in critical analysis of theist arguments and in expanding your knowledge of atheism and naturalism.

Edit: u/Instaconfused27 made a large extension that we've now added into the post. Massive thanks to them for the suggestions.

Beginner

  • [Thoughtology, with Alex Malpass](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwbA80IQy8pfbi
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No Infant Baptism

Insight on the Scriptures, Volume 1 p. 251

‘No Infant Baptism. In view of the fact that ‘hearing the word,’ ‘embracing the word heartily,’ and ‘repenting’ precede water baptism (Ac 2:14, 22, 38, 41) and that baptism requires the individual to make a solemn decision, it is apparent that one must at least be of age to hear, to believe, and to make this decision.’

JW’ constantly criticize Christendom and argues that baptizing a baby is wrong; while defending baptism of children as young as 6 (the youngest I’ve heard of; a brother I knew growing up). They argue that at a young age a child can make such a weighty decision and be accountable, accept full responsibility for themselves in this world to remain faithful and adhere to their teachings. Knowing and understanding that it is ‘the truth’. Watchtower, you are not this naïve. It would be very simple minded to think that a child who depends solely on their parents would be psychologically independent enough to make such a decis

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A religio-philosophical rehabilitation of a nihilistic pandeism or an attempt to make the demise of the transcendent through its fragmentation credible.

I mean the philosophy of the German Philipp Mainländer. For most people who have heard of or read about him, Philipp Mainländer is merely a curiosity, something I would like to see changed.I would like to reconstruct Mainländer as representing a philosophy of religion that can be taken systematically seriously.What is meant is not a physics-based reconstruction, which seems quite appropriate given cosmological concepts such as the singularity, the big bang, entropy, and the heat death of the universe.The following may well be consistent with Mainländer:

>Some things just come into being as the universe evolves and entropy and complexity grow: galaxies, planets, organisms, consciousness. In human terms, the dynamic nature of life manifests itself as desire. There is always something we want, even if what we want is to break free of the bonds of desire. That’s not a sustainable goal; to stay alive, we have to eat, drink, breathe, metabolize, and generally continue to ride the wave of

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[The Mortal Acts] - Chapter 20: Ready, Sept, Go

Previous | First

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“I’m coming!” Riven yelled.

Another knock sounded. Or rather, hammered on his poor door, which had to be moments away from breaking off its hinges and crashing down on his floor. And that too after all the work that had gone in repairing Riven’s little apartment. He threw off the blankets, pulled on some clothes, then thumped his way to the front door.

He was about to open it when the knocks came in. Riven jumped, and so did his door at the force of the knocks. “I said I was coming, didn’t I?”

Riven pulled the door open, heart wrenching at the thought he might wrench his door out of its frame too. But no, it swung smoothly to reveal the completely expected intruder at this ungodly hour.

Viriya.

“Good morning,” she said. Her eyes held all the brightne

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