Luciferianism

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  1. seattlegal

    seattlegal Mercuræn Buddhist

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    I wouldn't blame it on religion.
     
  2. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    tis a shame to believe that way.... surely you mean some religions are based on fear.
     
  3. bob x

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    Indeed. Camus, who was not attracted to "religion" at all, once said that the only real question in metaphysics was "Why is there anything, rather than nothing?" and that, analogously, the only real question in ethics was "Why do anything, rather than die?" I think it's in "Myth of Sisyphus".
     
  4. Etu Malku

    Etu Malku Mercuræn

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    Socrates said "The Unexamined Life is not Worth Living"
    Each and every one of us is responsible for our own meaningful existence, it is an individual path and cannot be discovered through anybody else, through any religion, or beliefs. We exist because we all have this path to tread, and this path leads to the Truth.
     
  5. seattlegal

    seattlegal Mercuræn Buddhist

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    Is this a belief, or is it some sort of special knowledge? I would say the only knowledge we have is that we will one day die.
     
  6. Etu Malku

    Etu Malku Mercuræn

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    A belief, and I would agree with your statement with the amendment "physically" die.
     
  7. IowaGuy

    IowaGuy Hunter-Gatherer

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    Not true, you can still have this fear without religion. I know several atheists/agnostics that fear death (the unknown). In my experience, when one first leaves organized religion, the fear of death/unknown is greater than it ever was when one was part of that religion.

    It takes a lot of hard work to overcome the fear of death without the crutch of religion. It's not just simply a matter of not having religion; although I do think for some people religion can exacerbate the fear of death through the teaching of hell, reincarnating as a lesser being, etc.

    However, many with a very strong faith in God/afterlife would argue that religion ultimately helps one overcome the fear of death/unknown and therefore live a fuller life. I can say this is the case for many Christians that I know personally. Faith can give them a peace of mind that they might never be able to acquire on their own accord. Think of how soothing it is for someone (who has faith in God/heaven) to believe they will see their loved ones again someday in heaven. You don't think that reduces their fear of death?


    Is this Truth absolute or subjective? You have said in the past you're a subjective-truth guy, but you write "the Truth" like it's an absolute? Do you think an Absolute Truth exists and can be known?
     
  8. IowaGuy

    IowaGuy Hunter-Gatherer

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    How do you "know" we will one day die? Through observation of others? The same observation that says we "know" the sun will rise tomorrow? The same observation in a laboratory that says we "know" that distilled water under 1 atmosphere of pressure boils at 212 degrees F ? Isn't the observational evidence for water boiling and the sun rising the same observational evidence that you have for human death?

    Plato said that knowledge is "justified true belief" and that knowledge and only knowledge (as opposed to opinion) is teachable. Hume on the other hand said we can "know" very little, that everything we think is knowledge is actually just probable opinion. Do you think the boiling point of distilled water under 1 atmosphere of pressure is "probable opinion" or "justified true belief"? Do you think our future physical death is "probable opinion" or "justified true belief"?
     
  9. Etu Malku

    Etu Malku Mercuræn

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    I see what you're saying, yet with all their peace of mind in Faith . . . I know they still fear death, they fear judgment, and what will become of them.
    Why subjective of course! :D But, it's absolutely is the truth to me! ;)
     
  10. seattlegal

    seattlegal Mercuræn Buddhist

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    I agree with you regarding that. :)
    I was somewhat making a pun regarding where the path of life leads to.

    Subjectively: do we really start living before we start living like we are dying?

    {Yeah, I'm getting ready for the whole mid-life crisis thing to hit! :eek: }
     
  11. IowaGuy

    IowaGuy Hunter-Gatherer

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    Luciferian Morality - how does a Luceferian define their own morality with no "scriptures" or "holy books"? I have read that Luciferianism doesn't have a standard moral code, that individuals should define their own morality.

    So if that's the case, how would morality be established on a societal level if every individual thinks they should be able to define their own morality? Does this mean the lack of law and order? Is anarchy is the Luciferian goal for society? Isn't someone that chooses to murder or rape another person just following their own individual morality and breaking taboos, which is what Luciferianism promotes?
     
  12. Etu Malku

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    I'm not sure where you got that we are "breaking taboos" but I will address the rest of your comment.

    Scripture is hardly a very good moral calculator. That aside, Luciferianism as a whole wouldn't have a code of ethics / morality, each individual finds his/her codes of ethics and morality.

    The morality on a societal level is usually already established by Laws, and the Luciferian like any other citizen must either follow these Laws or change them. If there were to be a Luciferian society, it would be made up similar to what we have now in the United States and other Democracies.

    Personally, I am a fan of Plato's Republic and his association of morals and ethics with music temperament. Simply put, we decide what is good for the society and not the individual. My Luciferian path is one of a spiritual kind and not really about my physical existence to a degree.

    We don't promote anarchy or chaos, we promote peace, knowledge, and truth. This does not mean we don't dabble in anarchy and chaos :D though!
     
  13. IowaGuy

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    OK, but let's say hypothetically that a group of Luciferians were going to start their own society, where Laws weren't already established; a new colony on Mars for the sake of argument. Wouldn't the setting of moral laws by a group of Luciferians constitute a defined morality, exactly the thing you're arguing against with "each individual finds his/her codes of ethics and morality"?
     
  14. IowaGuy

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    If you're agnostic with regards to supernatural spirits, can you please explain what you mean by "my Luciferian path is one of a spiritual kind"?

    What is "spirituality" to a Luciferian that doesn't believe in deities or supernatural powers?
     
  15. seattlegal

    seattlegal Mercuræn Buddhist

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    Eek! The Philosopher Kings! :eek:

    **runs and hides behind Chuang Tzu**

    {Plato is waaay too authoritarian for my taste. Every time I read Plato, I keep wishing and hoping that Chuang Tzu would just slap him silly!}
     
  16. Etu Malku

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    I guess we would have to agree on a social standard, a society is what's good for the society not the individual.
     
  17. Etu Malku

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    Our Higher-Self, our Dæmon.
    But . . . who said I don't "believe" in them? :rolleyes:

    I practice rituals from time to time, with entities and everything! Invocations, evocations, conjurations . . . all that good stuff.
     
  18. Bhaktajan II

    Bhaktajan II Hare Krishna Yogi

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    Seems to me this is the same way a telephone directory's buisness listings are used. No?
     
  19. IowaGuy

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    "all that good stuff" that is a product of your mind, as you have said before. Maybe your definition of agnostic is different than mine. I don't know any agnostics that believe in supernatural powers, do you believe in actual supernatural powers that exist in the OU?
     
  20. Etu Malku

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    Products of your mind can become as real as things in the OU. Perhaps the agnostics that you know don't understand natural and un-natural?

    But that is besides the point, agnosticism to me means to question everything, it allows for 'belief' and maybe even 'faith'.
     

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