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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

MidLifeMan ·
My comments were more directed to what OTHERS said about the Catholic church...I didn't put you in that group to be honest. So we are limited to YOUR view of what makes a human? The question you asked was about the popes view about the embryo ...from your response I don't see how anyone can discuss this...I mean...we are talking about an embryo..which some have deemed shapeless and therefore not alive/human. Or maybe they say the "shapeless mass" that is not alive is human but dead? Are we...
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Re: Should God?

kresge ·
Process theologians or neoclassical metaphysicians would say yes, that is indeed the case. God is unfolding, becoming, growth, and evolutionary. Also associated with panentheism, God is all in all, "in whom (what) we live and move and have our being", then what we experience (indeed what the cosmos, the universe experiences) God experiences.
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

kresge ·
I will just throw this into the mix. Comparativist religionists and anthropologists would suggest that most indigenous/archaic peoples have rituals, festivals, built around the seasons associated with the equinoxes and soltices. From indigenous cultures in Africa, Australia, and the Americas, these patterns have been observed well before intercultural contact. Folks like Levi-Strauss and Mauss would say that this is part of how human beings organize time and make meaning. Eliade in Myth of...
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Re: What is Egungun

Johnny Destiny ·
Hello, fellow philosophers, Let us use that part of the mind I call perception, and we shall discover the scientific facts. Quote: ________________________________________________ Dude, don't you realize that the terms "God" and "Goddess" are artifacts of the English language??? What you're saying is nonsensical. You haven't made a single legitimate ontological distinction and are dealing only in the field of semantics. ________________________________________________ Let us stick with...
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Re: What is Egungun

HonestBrother ·
Greek: Theos Latin: Deus German: Gott French: Dieu Italian: Dio Then how do you deal with the fact that Sanskrit is an Indo-European language and so has the related word devi ? A problem for you since India is in Asia....
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Re: Introduction to Voodoo in Haiti

Afroman ·
MACUMBA "Macumba" (also known as Quimbanda) is the everyday term used by Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro to describe two types of African spirit worship: Candomble (followed in northern State of Bahia) and Umbanda (a newer form originating in Niteroi, in the southern State of Rio de Janeiro between 1900 and November 15, 1908). Macumba originated with African slaves shipped to Brazil in the 1550's, who continued to worship their African Gods. Their Gods are called ORIXAS. The slaves incorporated...
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Re: Why I am a Theist by Tannenisis

kresge ·
I guess my issue is that we are dealing here with a term, namely theism, that has a particular historical, cultural context that assumes a distinction between God and world (again, I am using world in a philosophical sense, which would include notions of universe of EP's multiverse). The nomenclature of theist assumes a theos that is distinct from the cosmos . What is unclear to me is whether you are saying that they are one and the same. I would also be curious as to how you see this...
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Re: Why I am a Theist by Tannenisis

Khalliqa ·
Forgive me Kresge, I just saw this... I am simply saying they can be seen as different.... I do not claim theism.... that is just assumed, by those who see the term Islam and believe that the way Islam is practiced and understood by Arabs is the ONLY way that Islam is to be understood.... no.... I do not see God and the Universe as separate.... never have.... my view of God, as Muslim, has no current terminology to explain it, outside of Islam, it just comes close to a lot of different...
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Re: Allah Created the Universe From Nothing...

Falak ·
Brilliant! Excellent article.
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Re: SAT scores tied to income levels

Shadow ·
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Re: Jesus Had Brothers and Sisters

Empty Purnata ·
True, Marcion wanted to throw out the entire Old Testament because he regarded all of it as being inspired by a "false god". Personally, I think that is on the extreme side. Some of the Old Testament does contain alot of harshness, and at times the God of the Old Testament seems very much-like a man-made idea of God. However, alot of it is also very valuable and good, and should be preserved. Both Kabbalah and Christian Mysticism (and Sufism as well) have roots in the Old Testament. To the...
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Re: Jesus Had Brothers and Sisters

Empty Purnata ·
LOL, I know how you feel! I myself am an ex-Christian, I left Christianity about 1 year ago. I used to be a Fundamentalist Christian, then I grew up and regained my sanity. I started studying the mystic traditions of Western religions, and I instantly fell in love with them. Then I started studying Eastern religions, and I instantly fell in love with them. For a while, I tried to be a mystic Chirstian and combine Eastern philosophies with Jesus' teachings (and in the process I rejected or...
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Re: Jesus Had Brothers and Sisters

SistahSouljah ·
This is impressive. May the forces guide you!
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Re: Iran leader: Move Israel to Europe

Empty Purnata ·
Actually, the term "Jew" came into existence after the Babylonian Exile around 480 BCE. Before that, they were called Hebrews ( Habiru in Aramaic). The Habirus were 12 Semitic tribes (not Black, but not White either, they were the cousins of the Arabs in Arabia) that came together under the ruling Tribal House of Judah. "Israel" was called "Judah" for most of it's existence, and was divided into 15 territories in the Nation of Judah. The original Habirus/Hebrews were NOT monotheists, they...
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Re: Time Before Time?

HonestBrother ·
I thought this was interesting excerpt from a Buddhist sutra... My posting this is not an endorsement but is meant as an example to show that not all religious traditions have a problem embracing the theory which initiated this thread ... AN IV.77 Acintita Sutta Unconjecturable Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu There are these four unconjecturables that are not to be conjectured about, that would bring madness & vexation to anyone who conjectured about them. Which four? 1.
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Re: What's the one question...

HonestBrother ·
Let me be sure I'm understanding your point... Are you saying that just because a particular category may have a very large number of members - or even infinitely many members - that there is therefore no difference between individual members of the category? .... Wouldn't you say there was a difference between yourself and your child regardless of the population of the planet?... No matter that there are 4 million people on earth or 4 billion or even 4 trillion, aren't you different from...
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Re: What If: No Life After Death

Black Viking ·
Well... that presumes that God thinks like a human being. And if that's the case, then there is no divine plan. But, that can't be the case, because we see evidence of the divine plan all around us. All natural laws work in perfect harmony with each other. If God just "changed his mind", the entire cosmos would be thrown into utter chaos. If God became inconsistent, he would become irrelevant.
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Re: What If: No Life After Death

kresge ·
Or it could mean that Feuerbach is correct in his assessment that God is a human projection. That theology is really anthropology, and that God is human ideals writ large upon the cosmos. Or Nietzsche, that the Judeo-Christian tradition is about the ressentiment of the weak against the strong. Or Freud, that we are dealing with neurosis associated with wish fulfillment.
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Re: THE TRUTH OF THE HISTORICAL JESUS & THE MYTHICAL CHRIST

kresge ·
Lets see, how about the creation stories in Genesis. As I and others have alluded to, there are at least two creation stories in Genesis. The first story is the 7 day creation story where God speaks order to the primordial chaos and over the course of 6 days we have the creation of the heavens, earth, animals, and then finally human beings on the 6th day. Male and female are created together and given dominion over this creation, God says that its all good, and then rests. The second story...
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Re: THE TRUTH OF THE HISTORICAL JESUS & THE MYTHICAL CHRIST

Kai ·
By necessity, I mean a mechanical imperative requiring more than physics to explain the Cosmos. There are many who espouse materialism which denies such a intrinsic requirement for meaning in creation. I do not ask this to challenge you..I would like to know your perspective relating to this issue. Kai
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Re: THE TRUTH OF THE HISTORICAL JESUS & THE MYTHICAL CHRIST

Khalliqa ·
Originally posted by Kai: By necessity, I mean a mechanical imperative requiring more than physics to explain the Cosmos. There are many who espouse materialism which denies such a intrinsic requirement for meaning in creation. I do not ask this to challenge you..I would like to know your perspective relating to this issue. Kai
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Re: THE TRUTH OF THE HISTORICAL JESUS & THE MYTHICAL CHRIST

kresge ·
Thanks for the clarification. You are of course correct, one can be a materialist and a positivist, Stephen Hawking for example, who hold this position. Depending on the day of the week, I may be in agreement with them. I am not sure if religion is a human construct for attempting to provide meaning in the face of the absurdity of life, and that its manifestation is an expression of the creativity and imagination of humanity, some pyscho/social origin ala Freud, some material/political...
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Re: Far too many brides, too few brothers

SavvysPlace ·
DDouble, Brotha, again, I don't have to evade anything and I DIDN'T evade anything. If you can't handle what I set down, then I have to say again, "Just Deal"... I already said we don't interpret things the same way. Does that still give either one of an excuse to "evade" the mess we can leave in another's quake as we go about "living our life?" No, it does not. As far as Kweli and your knowing Men who are celibate - that is shock and awe for me because no, I don't know too many Men who are...
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Re: "Preferences" in America

MBM ·
This is one of the best pieces I have ever read about white preference in America. WOW! ------------------------------------------------ WHITES SWIM IN RACIAL PREFERENCE By Tim Wise, AlterNet February 20, 2003 Ask a fish what water is and you'll get no answer. Even if fish were capable of speech, they would likely have no explanation for the element they swim in every minute of every day of their lives. Water simply is. Fish take it for granted. So too with this thing we hear so much about,...
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Re: Soldier mom refuses deployment to care for baby

EbonyRose ·
Yeah ... I'm finding things a little "questionable" myself ... Either she's got bad luck or bad game! And it's sounding a whole lot more like the latter to me! Maybe all the cosmos just converged to make all of her house of cards fall in. Or maybe she just never should have signed her name on that dotted line .... even though it sounded like a good idea at the time. I feel for her, though ... and really hope things work out for her.
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Re: Black parents must inspire their kids to succeed

Noah The African ·
Ahhhh yes. The catch 22 of life is evident in this dilemma. There is NO way around it. To gain something means you have to give up something. This is the natural order, unless one CHEATS, which means giving up your morals and ethics, assuming one had them. Thus, in order to gain the goal of becoming the dominant influence in our children's live, what do we therefore give up as parents? Of course TIME is the core element here, that all else is born from. So what will we subtract TIME from, in...
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Re: The Angry Black Women by Darryl James

Diamond ·
I like James Wesley Chester's by-line "You are who you say you are. Your children are who you say you are." Also, Brother Faheem says it best with his by-line, "One of the greatest Problems facing the Black man and woman's drive towards self determination is our allowing others to equally participate and exercise power, in our family debates." If we accept the hype that Black women are angry and Black men are not worth marrying, who wins? We don't. Is there a conspiracy to keep the Black man...
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Re: The Angry Black Women by Darryl James

Oshun Auset ·
Diamond, You brought up some extremely good points! Well said! I agree!
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Re: The Angry Black Women by Darryl James

RadioRaheem ·
well said!!
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Re: A good commentary about black involvement with Occupy Wallstreet

Xumbrarchist ·
I was fine with his comments until the return to the ways of the ancestors with the religious overtones. The Cosmos is PHYSICS. Xum
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Re: Backtalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Xumbrarchist ·
http://psikeyhackr.livejournal.com/1500.html Xum
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Re: Boko Haram Survivors Are Starving To Death As Aid Falls Short

sunnubian ·
30 Nigerian Richest Billionaires in Nigeria 2015 133 SHARES <label class="hidden-xs">Share on Twitter</label> <label class="hidden-xs">Share on Facebook</label> JANUARY 3, 2015 0 What is the secret to the success of the top 20+ richest people in Nigeria? Who are the Nigerian billionaires and how did they amass their wealth? What are the business success secrets of the successful entrepreneurs in Nigeria? What does it take to become a billionaire in Nigeria ? If the...
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Re: Black Minister Leaves Southern Baptist Convention Over Its Support of Trump, Alt-Right

sunnubian ·
Real Origin of the Ten Commandments By Dr. Kwame Nantambu December 18, 2009 As the religious tradition of Christmas approaches, this article seeks to unlock the mystery behind the origin of the Euro-Christian Ten Commandments that Moses was supposed to have received from God on Mount Sinai. The fact of the matter is that Moses was a Black-Afrikan man who was born in ancient Kemet (Egypt) during the reign of Pharoah Harembab (1340-1320 B.C.); he spent most of his life in Egypt and married an...
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Re: The Number Of Women Behind Bars Is Skyrocketing, And Here's The Upsetting Result

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: And, that Black female "character" in the above picture most certainly furthers the cause of stereotyping Black women as ignorant, stupid, and extremely unattractive criminals. "Orange Is The New Black" is just another "Birth of a Nation" racist propaganda film. That is so true and that is why i never watched that crap, I'm sick of being flooded with white images and the exploitation of black images. Its hard to get away from it unless you want to turn the TV...
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Re: Thought 4 Food

Kocolicious ·
Sista Fine wrote: Fact is, the presidency of Barack H. Obama was pre-approved by the Bilderberger Group ---currently in control. Know that `It is hard to play in the gutter w/o getting splashed with chyt`. Bilderberg, The Roth Family, The Jewish Sect, The Sacred Fraternity.... ALL massa to me. In other words, the male slavers of the African continent. So in that I'm not surprised. It's history. However, I will say that the day the shift from Matriarchal to Patriarchal occurred, the society...
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The Egyptian Great Year And Christianity

Oshun Auset ·
The Egyptian Great Year And Christianityhttp://www.trinicenter.com/Gilkes/2002/0801.htmby Corey GilkesThere can be no understanding of the major religions of the world unless one has a working knowledge and an unbiased appreciation of the way the...
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Obama: Techies Also Deserve the Spotlight

sunnubian ·
Obama: Techies Also Deserve the SpotlightAt the White House Science Fair, the president said that young inventors and researchers deserve as much attention as athletes are given.By: Cynthia Gordy | Posted: February 7, 2012 at 3:35 PM ...
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Backtalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

sunnubian ·
Backtalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson by Alan Hughes Posted: November 28, 2011 Over the years, Backtalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson has become perhaps the most recognized scientist in the country. As the host of PBS’s NOVA scienceNOW , and a regular guest on popular shows such as Jeopardy! , The Daily Show with Jon Stewart , and The Colbert Report , the 53-year-old astrophysicist continues to bring his own brand of scientific enlightenment to the masses. Black Enterprise spoke with Tyson, the...
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Buddha and Christ

HonestBrother ·
Buddha and Christ: Two Gods on the Path to HumanityArticle of the Month - November 2003 - ExoticIndia.comAn enduring episode in the annals of Christian art is the 'Last Supper' of Jesus Christ. This was the final meal he had prior to his crucifixion....
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Faith and Scientism

Melesi ·
Why is it that so many of us faint believers--we believe in something just a little higher than ourselves, but not something that demands anything uncomfortable from us--expect that religion and education are opposed? Is it partly because many young...
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Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

sunnubian ·
  
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President Obama to Introduce Fox's ‘Cosmos’ Premiere hosted by astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Jalil ·
http://www.thewrap.com/fox-national-geographic-cosmos-spacetime-odyssey-premiere
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Racist Fox 'News' guest attacks Neil deGrasse Tyson because he 'fit the profile'

sunnubian ·
THU JUN 05, 2014 AT 02:47 PM PDT Racist Fox 'News' guest attacks Neil deGrasse Tyson because he 'fit the profile' by Laurence Lewis Follow Email 212 Comments / 212 New Neil deGrasse Tyson They can't help themselves : A frequent Fox News guest who has contributed to a white nationalist website attacked Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist and host of FOX's Cosmos , for speaking out about racial profiling he has experienced. The leading right-wing noise machine attacking a scientist. How odd...
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7 books to read before you die according to Neil deGrasse Tyson

sunnubian ·
7 books to read before you die according to Neil deGrasse Tyson photo: NASA HQ PHOTO American astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson about books he recommends to read before you die The Bible - Neil deGrasse Tyson “The Age of Reason” by Thomas Paine - Neil deGrasse Tyson While Paine's writings may be esoteric for modern times, fans such as the Infidels swear that this is one of the the best books ever written. Paine himself is as famous for his time in a French prison,...
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The Nature of God: from an Native American perspective

Willywill3 ·
Many theologians have argued the problems with Evil in the world. Some say that for there to be Evil, that God couldn't necessarily be all Good and holy. Others will say, if God is Good, there is no evil in the world. As usual when these discussions...
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BOOM: World's Awesomest* Astrophysicist Destroys December 21 Prophecy In A Snap

sunnubian ·
<script type="text/javascript"></script> BOOM: World's Awesomest* Astrophysicist Destroys December 21 Prophecy In A Snap Posted on November 26, 2012 by Angie Neil DeGrasse Tyson just has a way of doing this with a smile. WATCH: *Yes, we’re fully aware that “awesomest” is not a real word. We just like it.
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Cosmos '80

umbrarchist ·
A search found only one post mentioning Cosmos by Carl Sagan.Carl Sagan - Cosmos Episode...
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The Kabbalah

Afroman ·
The Kabbalah (also Cabala, Kabala, Qabalah) is system of thought which was originally included in Jewish theosophy, philosophy, science, magic and mysticism. 'Kabbalah' is Hebrew for "that which is received" and refers to a secret oral tradition of...
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Mike Tyson Gets Busy on Dancing with the Stars... in Italy

Cholly ·
Mike Tyson is having a pretty good post-boxing career life. He has a successful documentary out, he's acting in movies and enjoying marriage. And he's keeping it moving by getting down with a reality show.   Tyson recently appeared on the Italian...
 
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