When the Reapers Gather

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  1. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Shades of Reason

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    I enjoy the way others express certain things, and so I sometimes lean on the expressions of others. Like the video and song played in it. We garner all we know from the bricks that have already been laid down … So to speak. In other words, we stand on the works of giants. What I am able to convey in memes and words I myself am responsible for, are merely my way of viewing things … like the lady in the tub to me is quite beautiful, the angel in the scene so moved by her beauty that he can't resist, and so in a sense, he loses his wings, so to speak.

    When its time for a new baby to be born, they will grow into one of her or a male much like, and then comes the able to touch as he desired someone who will one day have the same affect on him as she did in the scene. Thank God for nurturing mothers who rear our children into responsible and capable adults who will one day leave the "nest" to continue on the journey and reason he wanted so badly to lose his wings and fall. That's how I view it .
     
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    Gatekeeper Shades of Reason

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    God is life and we have history and things from others, like the clip, to learn from. There are pleasant things in life and not so pleasant things in life, and the contrast between, and an opportunity to learn and move forward instead of repeating the same mistakes over and over and over, which is where birth and increase, and growing "in" wisdom and stature, and living and eating and having our fill of life, our fill of a happy and pleasing life can be attained. We either learn to understand or we don't. I prefer learning and growing and further developing and increase of the pleasant things in life coupled with a decrease in the unpleasant things in life that we, here on earth, are by and large responsible for … per your comment about Jesus.
     
  3. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Not life. It's a shallow clip from a Hollywood movie.

    So if I can find a video version of Hamlet with Ralph Richardson, should I post it here for discussion? Is this the right place?

    Read 'The Third Circle' by Alexander Solzhenitsyn about the eventual demise of the epicurean philosophy
     
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    If it's part of life then that's what it is. Should I quit communicating myself? How about those who lived before and who live now and how about any at all? I mean, if there's no communication, what's the point? I'm alone here. Without an outlet for expression I may as well close my eyes forever and do nothing.
     
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    Gatekeeper Shades of Reason

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    Beyond that, without a recipient in which to communicate to there would be no point as well, which is the reason I do what I do, and the reason I view what I view, and post what I post when I post what I post.
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    No. But I'm suggesting if you are going to adhere to the Epicurean philosophy, that you read 'The Third Circle' by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Are you going to do that? Of course you may get around to it. One day. I might get around to watching and listening to your videos, one day. But are we communicating?
     
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    We are now … There's a seamstress that taylors, who like a belt and like myself, helps to hold things up, together, and to fashion things, and orchestrate things and things like that. Honestly, I don't want to read or click on the link. I work best with images and pictures, and solidified forms, but I am able to string a few words together also and articulate a point. No offense intended, but I once gave a book away I bought one day, per the recommendation of another who was/is a mother and a woman who inspires me too, but didn't even read it in its entirety. I watched a few vids and agreed about the mind, but then I can't hardly remember if she, the one who lead me to, even liked me much at all. Despite it all, I couldn't much help but fall. I'm nearly homeless to date, in a room I wait until It's time to go again. When I go, it'll be three weeks or more before I can do this again. And here I sit and write, I do what I do because I like it, but the room seems full, awkward to be true, yet I sit here alone with much of nothing to do, so here I am … communicating with you.

    I guess, there could be, better more pleasing things for me, but there's a reason I'm here today, tomorrow I go away, so I'd like nothing more than to head to the floor, but as Leviah stated, there's not enough room, and its an empty room! Except for me … I'm in it.
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Yes, the difference is they're short clips, no more than a few minutes, which are supposed to contain a lot of compressed thought: unlike me asking you to read 500 pages of Solzhenitsyn. But to me that's the whole issue.

    It's the same thing.

    Ok. I apologise. Hang in there, bro ... write all you want, it's being read. Just maybe not the videos are being watched ...
     
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    I'll write and watch what I watch when I watch what I watch, but as far as posting what I watch, I'll refrain. Letters and words and sentences of, and on to paragraphs, and visuals garnered from, like a movie, or a clip … I'm understanding it, but as for me and what I see, and what I hear, and how I do, I don't wish to quit because I'm liking it, and that's another way that I stay true.
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Memes are just a bit against the culture of this site, you know? There are a lot of good and thoughtful people here, of which you are one.
     
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    I've been here since 2004 or was it 2005, and to honest memes have never been an issue here. I'm not sure, but does IBrian still operate this place? I haven't seen him around lately. How about the other who I know here too? Was this forum sold or hijacked by someone new? It's like my own I guess, the way things been working, my life, my work, my way of living. So, if its all the same, I'll continue to do what I do and convey what I convey to others too, unless of course it's fultile. If futile then, we'll all need to begin again, somewhere else when, the breaker in's are handled then, or when we all can win. If all cannot, due to you know why's and who's, then I'll be a guy who's levon too. I don't mind cause time is time is time … is time. Flesh and blood to the bone, that's who I am and where I roam my home.
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    I think it got too expensive. He isn't here anymore. I do know where to find him though, where his heart truly is -- if you do want to know?
     
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    That's ok ... He was always cool. I went to another forum where many from here went too, but I was banned because I was conveying things that were true. There were some who didn't agree with LGTB's right to be, and then there was me who, thinks it's best to be true to ...what you enjoy, what you do, or rather to be true to you.

    It's a lot like force when, I'm like I am but not like them, and when I'm true to me, there's a need for them to be .. who they are, because I am me, and true to me is what I must be. But until I can honor who I am and who I need to be, there are no wins, not for me not for them ... and one day I hope they'll see that truth is what matters most to me.
     
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    He does not. As RJM noted, the site got too pricey and he wanted to explore other alternatives, so he left the site.
     
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  15. Gatekeeper

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    Was he from Ireland or Scotland?
     
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    I actually don't know. I thought he was in England, but could easily be wrong.
     
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    Just a couple of comments here:

    The 'That's life' image posted above (#3) is theologically and metaphysically wrong: "I know I exist because you exist" is refutable on many levels, without even getting into Abrahamic theology.

    As for Wings of Desire, I much prefer the German original ... one of my favourite films.
     
  19. Gatekeeper

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    Many things in life are refutable. What I see and experience through myself will differ from what you see and experience through yourself. My eyes, my nose, my taste, my feel, my hearing will differ than your own, and as a man who - has known a woman and beget, what do you think came of it? I'll tell you … another one of me.
     
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    Indeed.

    Of course, and without a measure, subject to all manner of fallible error ... and again, without measure, the gods we create are also 'another one of me'. Hence the value of Traditions and their commentaries.

    Simply pointing out the idea of God as one who learns by experience, falls far short of the God of Athens and/or the God of Abraham.

    I would have thought it rather egotistical of humanity to think that anything it says or does can come as a surprise to God, or offer God an experience, and most certainly the notion that God validates His existence through man speaks of a promethean self pride.
     

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