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by bryozoa
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Your top five religions (with a short reason)?
Replies: 21
Views: 856

Re: Your top five religions (with a short reason)?

... :thumbsup: Good choices, except for Judaism. I'm not anti-Semitic, I was born Jewish, so been there, done that. :tongue: Well it's a fascinating ethnic religion, I hope you're not to jaded with it? Being from a Christian cultural background, I felt the same about Christianity for a long time. I...
by bryozoa
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Your top five religions (with a short reason)?
Replies: 21
Views: 856

Your top five religions (with a short reason)?

Theravada Buddhism - Anatta is such a radical spiritual concept and must have been revolutionary in 500BC India? I wouldn't even call it a religion as such but an advanced spiritual science. I had a dream where I distinctly remember the word Theravada being mentioned. Gnosticism - Gnosticism describ...
by bryozoa
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 77
Views: 3065

Re: should I marry or be single?

In college, I ate horribly and sat around all day so I had almost no sex drive; I was six foot one and weighed 145 lbs with zero muscle; I dressed terribly and I never had more than $100 in my bank account, and was extremely socially anxious and hated crowds. I also I had a very attractive girlfrie...
by bryozoa
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 77
Views: 3065

Re: should I marry or be single?

looking for a girlfriend is such a waste of time in this day and age. it's much better devouting to complete celibacy as the buddha instructed. Agreed. High levels of testosterone or wealth (preferably both) are a prerequisite for success with women. I just wish that was made clear at a young age t...
by bryozoa
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 2492

Re: Antinatalism

... I also think you may be unaware of the difference between the traits that attract a partner and those that sustain a relationship. The former is surely based on things which are far more primal: looks, confidence, etc. Yet ultimately, those things only carry a relationship so far. In the end, m...
by bryozoa
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 2492

Re: Antinatalism

My point is that there is a variability in relationships in terms of the proportion of that primal aspect and how much it matters to either partner, and being in a relationship ultimately brings other variables into play. You claim to have no experience in relationships, yet claim to know how these...
by bryozoa
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 2492

Re: Antinatalism

Of course I'm merely mimicking your rhetoric. While there is always that primal aspect of every relationship, you clearly do not understand that proportions have shifted since the hunter gather times. That is very difficult to imagine from an outsider's perspective, but I think most people tend to ...
by bryozoa
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 2492

Re: Antinatalism

Aggression is not a trait as much as it is position. By that I mean, even if you were to rid of all the males you would deem as "aggressive" the remainder if what you call "weak men" would immediately move to occupy those positions and begin protecting what they believe is theirs. The fact is that ...
by bryozoa
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 2492

Re: Antinatalism

Yes. Most men, including the religious, have struggled to accept the Creator God (such as Yahweh or Allah) is actually female energy. Can't say I've ever heard that. I cannot accept the Christian God is feminine despite being atheist. The God of Judaism and Christianity are not necessarily the same...
by bryozoa
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 2492

Re: Antinatalism

If you put a street thug and a marine in a cage, who will win the fight? In prehistoric times, the guy who wins the fight is the one able to defend his family. The survival of children depended on protection and food. The guy who can do it best is the guy who passes his genes. I understand where yo...
by bryozoa
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there creator god actually there?just asking
Replies: 22
Views: 1009

Re: Is there creator god actually there?just asking

Humanity is a regrettable chance species. While the monotheists are having fun and your teeth are rotting. Just pointing out the obvious. :woohoo: Well I'm not quite sure how to reply. I agree the monotheists are having 'fun' though. Christianity appears to be nothing more now than a refuge for mid...
by bryozoa
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there creator god actually there?just asking
Replies: 22
Views: 1009

Re: Is there creator god actually there?just asking

binocular wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:13 pm
bryozoa wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:27 pm
It matters because I find the concept of a moral universe governed by a benevolent god offensive and contradicting reality.
What do you believe are the implications of the above?
Humanity is a regrettable chance species.
by bryozoa
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Buddhist scripture including Theravada so vast?
Replies: 34
Views: 833

Re: Why is all Buddhist scripture including Theravada so vast?

Buddhism needs... Not sure that it does. Already mentioned is the available anthologies by respected scholar monks. There are also shorter books that attempt to summarise the Dhamma written by lay folk, but the attempt to simplify concepts or use English translations of key doctrinal terms risks ca...
by bryozoa
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?
Replies: 44
Views: 2621

Re: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?

Epicurus (seems to be a popular choice, maybe because his philosophy is reminiscent of a materialistic form of Buddhism). Jeremy Bentham (the only thing I'm not keen on is that he supported unlimited population growth). I half regret naming these two philosophers as my favourites. Philosophy isn't ...
by bryozoa
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is Buddhist scripture including Theravada so vast?
Replies: 34
Views: 833

Re: Why is Buddhist scripture including Theravada so vast?

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:28 am
bksubhuti wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:14 am
An unabridged version of the pts books are days or a week away from being released.
What's this? Where can I find more information about this please?
I'd be interested to learn more as well.