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by Daniel V.
January 17th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Beyond Philosophy . . .
Topic: Acedia
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Acedia

Is it a local condition, or is it something universal? Do galaxies suffer from it? Do deities - such as they may be - do everything to avoid it? Does the sun burn just out of boredom? Is birth nothing more than life energies being bored? Is evolution just, 'something to do'? I think there is a remed...
by Daniel V.
January 15th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Original Members of Philosophy Forums .com
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: Hello everybody

Geoff There is no shame in it being quiet. I like it quiet. :) Does that mean that I prefer the forum to be quiet to the point where there is no participation? No, what it means is perhaps better expressed by saying that I like the 'clean slate' aspect of it. It can either become like all the other ...
by Daniel V.
January 13th, 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Admin Forum
Topic: Update: 1.13.2020
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Update: 1.13.2020

Forum updated to phpBB 3.3. Some fine tuning here and there to be done. Background color on posts, 'Newest Topics' indicator, mobile display, etc. Oh, yes, and the smilies. :) Recent delay due to some issues with update and also with an overlooked piece of CSS code. Thanks to Jaime at InMotion in De...
by Daniel V.
January 12th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Beyond Philosophy . . .
Topic: Astro-Theological Interlude
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Astro-Theological Interlude

In 1875 a book was published, 'The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors'. The author, Kersey Graves, summarized his intent: "I desire to impress upon the minds of my clerical brethren the important fact, that the gospel histories of Christ were written by men who had formerly been Jews (see Acts xxi. 2...
by Daniel V.
January 1st, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Admin Forum
Topic: Posting Rules
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Posting Rules

Posting Rules 1. Imagine for a moment that you're in actual conversation with someone. They tell you something and it takes about 30 seconds or maybe a minute. When they finish you repeat everything they say verbatim and then give you answer. Right there that person would look at you and think to th...
by Daniel V.
January 1st, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Beyond Philosophy . . .
Topic: 1.1.2020
Replies: 0
Views: 49

1.1.2020

1.1.2020 I once read somewhere: 'You cant use form to escape form'. The nearest analogy that right now comes to mind is that you can't swim to learn how to walk. Yes, I know it's not necessarily the best analogy but I'm still running on the fumes of last night's California Spumante; I drank 4/5ths o...
by Daniel V.
December 29th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Original Members of Philosophy Forums .com
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: Hello everybody

"..nice to here the echo from the past.." Hi, Tobias At first I thought it was a typo and it is in the conventional sense that it should be, 'hear'. But in an unconventional way it is interesting. The 'here' indicating the present where the echo of the 'past' appears. "If people never did silly thi...
by Daniel V.
December 28th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Original Members of Philosophy Forums .com
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: Hello everybody

Here's some of my ..."advice": a "tell" can be used to inform or misinform. True, but since I don't participate in it as a game for a win, then I have nothing to lose. This being a game, of course. 'Play' can be friendly, or not. Mine's friendly. Unfriendly play is for those that usually have no cl...
by Daniel V.
December 27th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Original Members of Philosophy Forums .com
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: Hello everybody

Let's try another term. What is the goal? What is the vision you have; what motivated you to even start this forum? A word of friendly advice, W. In some exchanges it's better not to begin with, "Let's try another term" . If this were a metaphysical poker game that would be a glaring 'tell'. :D Goa...
by Daniel V.
December 27th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Original Members of Philosophy Forums .com
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: Hello everybody

What, exactly, do you wish to accomplish with this forum? Return to the 'glory days' of our youth? Share prose and poetry? Chit-Chat? Give meaning to our lives? None of them in a context of urgency, and all of them in measures appropriate to sensibilities at this stage of my life. 'Accomplish' is a...