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    Fairly recent atheist - looking for a religion - convince me about yours

    Individualism is one. Survival is another. Morality is a social practice. Moral authority and consistency cannot be upheld under hypocrisy. Just a few flash thoughts in my mind, nothing more :)
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    Fairly recent atheist - looking for a religion - convince me about yours

    Couple of additions going through my mind: 1. Objective morals are merely morals bound to absolutes. God isn't the only absolute, we can surely investigate others. 2. We have a subjective relationship with our God of choice. And is thus subject to interpretation. 3. We can change our God or...
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    Fairly recent atheist - looking for a religion - convince me about yours

    I disagree. This is a blanket statement on all forms of atheism. Notwithstanding an unjustified assumption that there is no means of morality without a belief in any God - which is a huge discussion though.
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    Any advice for part time students who work full time

    Skimp on the work, do the study (during work). One of these two is going to enrich you one day, one of these is going to trap you.
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    The Soul

    I suppose I could, in a sense. But zero intention and complete intention both seem to have a deterministic effect on the constituents of the entire system. Seems to make no difference either way I look at it. Unless I'm somehow unknowingly shaping the universe with my own existence. Who knows :)
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    South African online gaming hampered by lack of servers

    Looks at empty SA Squad server :( joins UK one. Hears SA accent on local.
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    The Soul

    What existed first, life or evolution? EDIT: Not so easy to answer is it :) The only commonalities all of life shares, the only true absolutes, is the inflection point where matter culminated to cause abiogenesis (if you distinguish life from all other matter) or the rules/laws by which life...
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    The Soul

    Yes I suppose that would be correct in that context. But survival as a relative concept is far more interesting. If your primary need is to survive it might present a million different strategies and many different sub-needs depending on how complex you are as a species. Survival would also...
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    The Soul

    I might argue that purpose then becomes relative, like morals. Relative to life, purpose (or maybe function) is survival. But then that might warrant much discussion on the meaning of survival. It's far deeper than food, clothing, shelter, and stabbing one another in the back - at least in my...
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    The Soul

    Sorry I put you through that. My views, while incomplete and extremely limited (And may forever remain so), don't seem to be a contradiction to me. The only time I find contradiction is when I'm forced to believe something new - i.e. the immaterial. It literally doesn't compute for me, I only...
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    The Soul

    As a materialist (apparently), "immaterial" isn't something I can define. It's only something that those who believe there is more to nature than nature and more to the universe than determinism seems to come up with. So in my view it is those people who would have to define it. I guess the...
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    The Soul

    Thanks! :)
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    The Soul

    No I mean how does something immaterial actually interact with the material. It seems to be a contradiction in my view. Immaterial / material, the two don't touch at all as far as I'm aware. There's no anomaly, no effect, no change, cannot be seen/tasted/touched or verified or "science'd". For...
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    Which games, 10GB or less are worth playing?

    Escape from Tarkov is still currently less than 10gb. Still early access though. New engine update coming any day now, not soon enough!
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    The Soul

    Okay how about an entirely different question or two... How does the immaterial affect the material? (And vice versa) And what alternative method of verification does a "non-scientist" possess? I'd like to know - feels like I'm missing out on some deep meditation + DMT epiphany somewhere, or a...
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