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Thread #62901   Message #1651379
Posted By: Old Guy
19-Jan-06 - 12:37 AM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Man this is some heavy shit here Amos. Can you walk me through it? Do I have to put a helmet on with tin foil and rabbit ears? Does somebody have to beam me up?

People pretty much experience what they believe-Even though sometimes they don't believe they believe it.

Avatar is about every reality that is, was or will be. I know that's not very descriptive, but it is the truest statement I can make. Avatar deals with creation, which I define as anything that has definition or limits in space, time or awareness. That covers the universe and everything in it.

   Since most people are not really ready to engage Avatar at such an all-encompassing level, I usually talk about beliefs.

People have an Instinctive recognition that what they believe has a consequence in their lives. The principle dilemma of existence is what to believe. That's the philosophic abyss that confronts everyone. That's the abyss called, "I don't know." It's dangerous not to know. At the edge of this abyss are the shops of the belief peddlers. Some shops are lavish and hallowed with histories. Some are Volkswagen buses driven by cult recruiters. Everybody is selling a program and a one-way pass to the land of truth on the other side of the abyss. There are thousands of bridges across the abyss, and each one leads to a slightly different reality.

   What is different about Avatar is that the program is blank, and the pass is round trip!

Perspective: Are you saying that we don't always know what we believe or experience what we say we believe?

    Harry: That's right. And that is the flaw in positive thinking. You can stick signs on every mirror in the house saying, "I'm happy to be me," and chant it for a half hour before every meal and still not experience it. The reason it won't take you across the abyss into an experience is because you are already across experiencing something else. Maybe you came on the ticket, "Nothing really makes me happy." That is the real belief that is underlying and motivating all of the positive assertions.

Is there a flaw in negative thinking?