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Post by Michael5810 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:28 pm

I've just joined, and I noticed that new members are invited to announce their arrival at this forum. So, here I am.

I've been debating non-Materialism vs Materialism at another website, and, there, the debate gets quite ugly and mean, because people there are unable to politely disagree. That's common on the Internet, and I like the fact that rude expression of disagreement isn't permitted here.

Of course Materialism is the belief that matter is all of reality. Maybe a better modern term is Physicalism, the belief that the physical world is all of reality. Of course, the term non-Materialism is a broad term that covers everything that isn't Materialism. Maybe spirituality would be a good synonym for non-Materialism.

Of course, since this is a spiritually-defined website, and since I myself am a non-Materialist (Vedantist), I don't expect much opportunity for debating non-Materialism vs Materialism :-)

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Post by tmarie64 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:35 pm

Oh, rude is allowed. Hateful is not. Rude is a matter of opinion. Too often people take disagreement as rude or bashing.

I'm glad you're here. Hope you enjoy it. We always welcome new conversation and debate.

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Post by Gorm_Sionnach on Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:13 pm

Pleased to meet you.

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Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:16 pm

Have fun!

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Post by DotNotInOz on Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:22 pm

Michael5810 wrote:Of course, since this is a spiritually-defined website, and since I myself am a non-Materialist (Vedantist), I don't expect much opportunity for debating non-Materialism vs Materialism :-)

Oh, I don't know that that's the case. That's particularly so since a goodly number of those who might well accept the label non-Materialist also grant that their personal experience doesn't prove anything to anyone but themselves. You'll find the term UPG [unverified personal gnosis] appears fairly often in that context.

I hope you'll find that people here are openminded enough to engage you in reasonably courteous debate even though their personal convictions are contrary to yours.

It's generally been my experience that we can also argue for the sake of argument, perhaps not as intensely as on some other forums, but we'll give it a try. Laughing

In any case, welcome!

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Post by tmarie64 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:30 pm

Oh, we LOVE to argue just to be arguing. LOL I've seen every single person here (the originals anyway) argue even when they agreed with the person they were arguing with. LOL

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Post by Michael5810 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:05 pm

Thanks to all, for the pleasant welcoming messages

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Post by Beribee on Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:56 pm

Welcome aboard, Michael!!

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Post by Willowcreek70633 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:32 am

Hello Michael 5810! Welcome aboard. We're a little wild, sometimes brash, with a pinch of teeth bared, add in kindness, knowledge, & kindred spirits, throw in silliness, & goofiness! Mix with a whole lot of love & understanding (or misunderstanding & forget fullness in my case). You got us.
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Post by tmarie64 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:27 am

Heehee... I just showed a hint of teeth to jakson.

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Post by Willowcreek70633 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:30 am

Starting your weekend early are we, Tina?
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Post by gillyflower on Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:15 am

Eh, he was advertising. I've left up his posts, or at least the ones Tina responded to, but removed the ads in them.

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Post by DotNotInOz on Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:40 am

tmarie64 wrote:Heehee... I just showed a hint of teeth to jakson.

A mere hint was it, Tina? If I know you, there was at least a snarl or two in that. < sassy wink & grin >
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Post by tmarie64 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:47 am

No! NO!!! Just a hint....I was going to get really nasty about spelling, grammar, and the sheer stupidity of the "norteamerican" remark.
But I was..........relatively...nice. LOL

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Post by DotNotInOz on Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:01 pm

[After having read the thread]

::::: forehead slap :::::

Holy Guacamole! You're right. You really did snarl only a wee bit.

Wasn't worth letting loose as thoroughly and well as you're capable of, I bet. Eh?
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Post by tmarie64 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:52 pm

Well, I wanted to see if it had the guts to reply.

Care to start a pool and take bets on when jakson reappears..or IF? LOL

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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:54 pm

Huh?
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Post by DotNotInOz on Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:54 pm

No thanks. I tend not to bet on a near-sure thing. Illogical though it seems, I prefer the element of suspense..."Will he or won't he?" to add spice to the bet.
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Post by chrisberins04 on Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:56 pm

Hi guys! I am actually new here and appreciate this thread in welcoming others. To share, there's been a book written ''The Suited Monk'' and there's an online discussion going on, about clarifying what your Suit (social identity) is and what your inner Monk (your life's purpose) is. In my case, My Suit is being an entrepreneur and workshop facilitator and my inner Monk is helping people live happier lives and yours?

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Post by Willowcreek70633 on Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:10 pm

OH MY Goodness! Really?
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Post by tmarie64 on Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:12 pm

Uuummmmmmmmmmmmmm........

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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:37 pm

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Post by Willowcreek70633 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:15 am

No way? Really? Geez Louise, how does this go on? Runs away laughing just in case I need to be protected by our BEAR!
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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:22 pm

I'm slightly intrigued, as I am by all analogies, but not in the way that the OP who pretty much did a drive by wished. I want to see how he backs it up so I can have fun playing with it till it falls apart. Wink
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Post by tmarie64 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:08 pm

~giggle~ I thought only cats did that, All. Nice to know bears do too.

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