A collection of random and not-so-random thoughts:
7/31/12: "According to OKC, 13% of users believe that trees have
souls. For the sake of consistency, I hope that that means that 13%
of users believe in the existence of the soul."
8/29/13: "It's been far too long since I've updated this
5/24/14: "Epic status profile activated."
6/1/14: "Alright. I understand that it is sometimes difficult to
gauge a person's intent through text. I also understand that the
average woman on a dating site like this receives sexual offers
from men on a daily basis. However, it isn't necessarily the case
that if a man is talking to you at length for quite a few days or
weeks, and somewhere down the line he asks a question that pertains
to sexuality, and he asks it using technical terms (e.g. penis,
vagina, oral sex, etc.,) that he is trying to indulge a
conversation wherein you're talking dirty to each other.
"This leads me to my second point. Rather than shutting down from
having the knee-jerk reaction of being offended by something you're
not even sure actually happened, how about people explore WHY they
feel that way instead of making the other person feel bad for being
open about the topic of sexuality? I know that, for myself, I don't
wish to make anyone feel uncomfortable. So, if I say or ask
something that offends you, simply let me know that you're not
comfortable talking about it, and we'll move on to something else.
I try to always preface a personal question with a concern for the
other person's comfort level. Sure, we might not know each other
except on here through 50 or 100 messages, but this is all part of
the process of getting to know each other, isn't it?
"At the end of the day, the overly sensitive that aren't willing
to have an open and honest dialogue will fall by the wayside. No
man ought to be expected by any woman to walk on egg shells around
her. We're all adults. If any of what I've written here offends
you, then maybe it's time to put on those big girl pants. Do you
want a man who will placate you or respect you? Yeah, that's what I
6/3/14: "I might be in the theistic minority here, but I think that
if God has a plan, it was written up long ago and tossed in the
back of a rusty, old celestial filing cabinet, figuratively
"These talks I encounter from theists about God having a special
purpose for each little human boy and girl just sound like
ego-making nonsense to me. It's not even that the statement is
necessarily untrue on its face. After all, one could say that God
has a plan for each blade of grass, but we don't find that
knowledge to be particularly significant, do we?
"So, how about we operate under the assumption that the details of
our mundane lives are meaningless and worthless in the grand scope?
In fact, the more inclined we are to identify our actions and
choices as divinely significant, the further from God we
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folly of feminism, and he gets it completely right."
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9/23/14: "God allowing us free will is precluded by God's having
"The above statement, while containing implications devastating to
the average theist (generally of the Abrahamic variety,) is easy to
overcome once God as creator is properly deemphasized.
"The creator God is inferior to Krishna. Krishna does not create
directly but instead expands into particular forms with the unique
purpose of entertaining an inferior desire held by lesser beings.
In this sense, Krishna is neutral to creation, in and of itself. He
desires neither to create nor destroy and simply maintains the
universe as He sees fit in order that the living entities can try
and fulfill their desires to enjoy independently. Brahma and Shiva
(the creator and destroyer, respectively) function at the direction
of Krishna. In this way, Krishna is free in ways that creators and
destroyers are not.
"This brings us full circle to the original statement in this
In summation, freedom is possible for us because we are not created
just as Krishna is free because there is nothing that necessitates
Him as a creator."
11/1/14: "If your intelligence is the canvas and your sense organs
are the medium by which their interactions with their respective
objects (e.g. eye to form, nose to fragrance, etc.) create your
art, then by dint of your discriminating mind as the strokes of
your brush, you paint yourself into a corner where true art is lost
in the suffering that owes its due to ignorance.
"The eternal art of the conscious soul has an inbuilt conviction of
self and God, and the reservoir of knowledge and bliss can only be
found in that pairing. This true art's canvas, paint and brush are
the eternally spontaneous, loving reciprocation between the
individual and the Absolute Person. This is your original position,
and all deviations are but an imposition on the mind."