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ippy...It doesn't matter if you don't believe. :) That is just your path of development. You will also get there like everyone else. Maybe in your next birth you will be a Yogi living in the Himalayas...you never know! ;)

Making someone understand is very difficult. Taking the simple instance of the moon landing deniers. How can you possibly convince them that people have actually landed on the moon? Anything you argue or show them could be mocked and dismissed. That is the way their mind is programmed and that will not change easily.

Similarly, if someone does not believe that there is anything beyond the mundane realities of the body, earth and so on, there is nothing anyone can do to convince them that there is something. All philosophy and detailed spiritual teachings are for those who accept them in the first place.

Sriram, Religion and Ethics 7 Comments [3/19/2017 1:50:25 PM]
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Malingspann

"All philosophy and detailed spiritual teachings are for those who accept them in the first place."

'It is impossible to see reality except by looking through the eyes of the Party.'

3/19/2017 2:05:35 PM

Shepard Solus

That's an incredibly fancy way to say "I have no evidence".

3/19/2017 3:21:55 PM

agentCDE

All philosophy? No. Philosophy knows how to construct an argument, which is more than I can say for you.

3/19/2017 6:28:49 PM

Anon-e-moose

All you have to do Sram, is to start your own space program: build a rocket with a spacecraft/lander, then touch down in a certain area of the Sea of Tranquility and see if there isn't the lower half of a lander built by Grumman: with some discarded equipment & a downed Stars & Stripes nearby.

Because if founder & former CEO of id Software & now chief programmer with Oculus VR John Carmack is funding his own ambition to become an amateur astronaut, then what's your excuse...?!

The same can be said of all similarly-minded tinfoil (ass)hatters: because we who acknowledge that Armstrong, Aldrin & co. did land on the Moon demand to be proved wrong.

Thus:



And we Atheists demand to be proved wrong.

3/19/2017 7:59:20 PM

SpukiKitty

Being a person who feels the Spiritual is real, I can't really say anything about this Sriram guy one way or another.

With a few exceptions, he's like *meh* to me.

3/19/2017 8:49:08 PM

werewolf

Yogi lives in Yellowstone with Boo-Boo, not in the Himalayas. Everyone knows that.

3/19/2017 11:15:22 PM

Mister Spak

"Similarly, if someone does not believe that there is anything beyond the mundane realities of the body, earth and so on, there is nothing anyone can do to convince them that there is something."

We have pics from the moon landing. We can bounce a laser off the reflector
that was left up there.

Where is your spook-o-meter?

3/20/2017 6:06:12 AM

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