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  1. Michael Patterson

    Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|

    I have to acknowledge that this conversation was way more sensible than I feared. I do not dispute the reality of SRA. I am simply profoundly suspicious of many of the claims I have come across. It's not that I don't want to believe. I just don't take claims on face value. I don't believe...
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    Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|

    Just tuned into this thread and became aware of the new show. But I have to pause and say that I am profoundly suspicious of these claims of ritual abuse. For one thing, if I add up all the claims that are being made, it seems that every man and his blighted dog are into it. Half the Prime...
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    Mod+ 234. GLOBAL WARMING, CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR ILLUSION OF CONTROL

    Just thought I'd add a note of wry Aussie humour here...
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    Upcoming Interview: Matthew Alper -- The "God" Part of the Brain

    As to point 1. all sentient beings are a fusion of 'soul' and physical biology. In that sense our sense of who we are is 'blended' and this is what mystics of all traditions ask us to move away from - to the singular nature of spiritual being. As to point 2. I would suggest that the afterlife...
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    Upcoming Interview: Matthew Alper -- The "God" Part of the Brain

    Okay. Point taken. But the argument is there same in essence.
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    Richard Dolan, UFO Disclosure, Toothpaste Out of the Tube? |438|

    Lol! I thought CERN gave us the God Particle, whatever that is. Yeah the Black Death totally changed things, as did random volcanic eruptions that screwed summer and messed up markets. So making plans is a dicey business - ET is evidence of that. I think they are sneaking around because we are...
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    Richard Dolan, UFO Disclosure, Toothpaste Out of the Tube? |438|

    This may also be of interest - a substantial lecture by Nick Pope
  8. Michael Patterson

    Richard Dolan, UFO Disclosure, Toothpaste Out of the Tube? |438|

    Nick Pope might be an interesting follow up guest -
  9. Michael Patterson

    Upcoming Interview: Matthew Alper -- The "God" Part of the Brain

    Yeah, let's be pedantic. What does she mean by supernatural? Supernatural is like Spiritual. Its a word we use to define a boundary. Everything is natural essentially, but we distinguish between what is natural and what is 'man-made'[outside nature?]. Likewise 'supernatural' is still kinda...
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    Richard Dolan, UFO Disclosure, Toothpaste Out of the Tube? |438|

    Well of course they will. But what's different from any other development in human history over the past 500 years? Chill. There's nothing you can do about it and if you are going to get screwed take with all the dignity you can muster. Think what happened with oil and electricity, and is now...
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    Upcoming Interview: Matthew Alper -- The "God" Part of the Brain

    Ditto https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8510046-wired-for-god
  12. Michael Patterson

    Upcoming Interview: Matthew Alper -- The "God" Part of the Brain

    I'd throw this into the mix https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/120939/why-god-wont-go-away-by-andrew-newberg-md-eugene-daquili-and-vince-rause/
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    Richard Dolan, UFO Disclosure, Toothpaste Out of the Tube? |438|

    I'd add "Why schizophrenia?". I think David is not on safe ground here, but not entirely without ground either. Certainly Borderline Personality Disorder seems to be trauma induced from my experience, so I agree with your doubt here. Schizophrenia can be a misdiagnosis pertaining to...
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    Richard Dolan, UFO Disclosure, Toothpaste Out of the Tube? |438|

    Agree this is a hard one. An agency out of place can be called evil because its interests are not aligned with the environment at all. Evil may not be a thing of itself but a radical mismatch - psychopathic parents for eg. How evil might humans be to native fauna when we exploit it? Does that...
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    Richard Dolan, UFO Disclosure, Toothpaste Out of the Tube? |438|

    I think a bunch of other 'insiders' are jumping on the tube as well - maybe different motives - but going in the same direction.
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