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by lorenzop
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to talk about God: on why God is not an object
Replies: 27
Views: 344

Re: How to talk about God: on why God is not an object

Here is a short and simple to follow video from Bishop Barron on topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zMf_8hkCdc&t=4s and second with relevance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZkHv8iTJPo BTW, if in conversation with a militant atheist (not recommended), and one defines or references God as ...
by lorenzop
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (mis)understanding
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: (mis)understanding

The classic analogy from Vedanta, and in the spirit of keeping things simple; is the rope and the snake. Walking in the forest, getting dark, Oh a snake, I must run. The snake, which was never there, is 'removed' by bringing in light, or clarity. Don't analyse the dark, bring in that which opposes t...
by lorenzop
Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: "Idealism and Consciousness": My Comment/Challenge to BK
Replies: 57
Views: 921

Re: "Idealism and Consciousness": My Comment/Challenge to BK

Generally, I now reject abstract interpretations of facts which ask me to deny my immanent experience of those same facts (as they are perceived by my Reason). The thinking activity which I can never perceive, as infinite and eternal as it undoubtedly is, finds a place of immediate contact with my ...
by lorenzop
Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: "Idealism and Consciousness": My Comment/Challenge to BK
Replies: 57
Views: 921

Re: "Idealism and Consciousness": My Comment/Challenge to BK

In short. I can fully agree with your statement if the core terms are taken one way and I'd disagree if taken another. So let me ask you, when you write: "when thinking activity becomes an object of observation, the present thinking is never observed." Could you please give me a concrete ...
by lorenzop
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?
Replies: 55
Views: 1635

Re: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?

The yellow must be a product of the brain/optical system. Look at the example of the bull or any other organism that doesn't see color. If the yellow were in world external to the nervous system, then all organisms would see color and see the same colors, no more no less. The fact that color vision...
by lorenzop
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?
Replies: 55
Views: 1635

Re: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?

I am not a neuroscientist, and don't know any; but based on my readings, I would venture that most neuroscientists would hold that the world is colorless, tasteless and odorless. If then asked where do color, tastes and odors reside, or how are they generated - I believe they would not be able to a...
by lorenzop
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?
Replies: 55
Views: 1635

Re: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?

I am not a neuroscientist, and don't know any; but based on my readings, I would venture that most neuroscientists would hold that the world is colorless, tasteless and odorless. If then asked where do color, tastes and odors reside, or how are they generated - I believe they would not be able to an...
by lorenzop
Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The brain as a portal to parallel worlds
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: The brain as a portal to parallel worlds

I admit I didn't pay the .99 to buy your essay, so my comments are limited to your post. I don't use and am not familiar with the word 'avatar' except it's use to define the appearance on earth of a divine teacher, as in, Jesus is an avatar. You are essentially calling everything an avatar, so for m...
by lorenzop
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cleric's Responses to Mystical Metaphysics (or How to Make a Logical Argument)
Replies: 217
Views: 5239

Re: Cleric's Responses to Mystical Metaphysics (or How to Make a Logical Argument)

it's just a practical tactics to dismantle the naive realism belief in the existence of "things" independent of conscious/spiritual activity that actually creates them. The whole thing is that in the way the words are used, this "conscious/spiritual activity" is ultimately a Wor...
by lorenzop
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cleric's Responses to Mystical Metaphysics (or How to Make a Logical Argument)
Replies: 217
Views: 5239

Re: Cleric's Responses to Mystical Metaphysics (or How to Make a Logical Argument)

While we pretend to wait for Lorenzo's argumented thinking in support of his assertions above, I will let others know why they were motivated by pure prejudice and therefore no such argument or thinking is forthcoming.  In my humble opinion the best and simplist approach is to be opposed to any pos...