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#320249 - 01/20/20 09:18 PM Re: Real Truths [Re: jgw]
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You have, pretty much, described most of organized religion. The only real difference is size.

(please note, I used 'most' so as not to offend everybody <g>)


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#320285 - 01/21/20 05:38 PM Re: Real Truths [Re: Greger]
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The best time to talk to dead relatives is at Samhain or Beltane, when the veil between this world and the underworld is at its thinnest. I've never heard of any of the dead relatives actually answering though so I'd probably take the whole thing with a grain of salt if I were you.




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#320795 - 01/30/20 12:30 PM Re: Real Truths [Re: jgw]
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The real truth about the extreme political division in America is it is not a partisan one.

The divide is between sanity and insanity. Insanity seems to be the frontrunner right now.
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#320804 - 01/30/20 07:29 PM Re: Real Truths [Re: jgw]
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OR just a difference in different realities? (thereby allowing all sides to claim truth is on their side)

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#320809 - 01/30/20 08:48 PM Re: Real Truths [Re: jgw]
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That's a possibility.

You got Reality on the one hand, where facts rule.

And you got Alternative Reality on the other, where alternative facts rule.
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#320815 - 01/30/20 09:10 PM Re: Real Truths [Re: logtroll]
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A weird branch of my family tree comes to mind. There's Uncle Mater who gets along with practically everybody but his wife, my Auntie Mater. And my cousin, Whatsit, is completely unmotivated.
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#320829 - 01/31/20 03:26 AM Re: Real Truths [Re: jgw]
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You could say both viewpoints were equally valid, except for the facts all fitting together nicely in reality, and not fitting together at all over in alternative reality. And alternate reality folks keep on ending up in loony bins or prisons.

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#320853 - 01/31/20 07:37 PM Re: Real Truths [Re: jgw]
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The problem, of course, is that everybody claims that THEIR reality is the right one and everybody else is crazy. After that who knows? The fact is that most have their own reality to one extent or another. The problem with Trump is simple - his realities change regularly and, sometimes, within the same sentence!

I remember seeing a photo of a couple of his supporters wearing T-shirts that said something like:
WE PREFER THE RUSSIANS!

I spend a lot of time explaining to my wife, when she mentions something on a tv show not quite measuring up. You know, stuff like cups being moved between scenes, clothes changing magically, etc. I have now convinced her that TV World is different from ours and that EVERYTHING is possible in TV World. Now comes the hard part of explaining that, sometimes, the two worlds (our reality and tv reality) almost converge.

We live in VERY strange times!

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#320857 - 01/31/20 07:56 PM Re: Real Truths [Re: jgw]
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The problem, of course, is that everybody claims that THEIR reality is the right one and everybody else is crazy.


My reality IS the right one. But I'll be the first to admit that I'm as crazy as everyone else. Crazier probably...you've read what I write, or at least scrolled past it without wasting your time reading it.

Batshite crazy.
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#320858 - 01/31/20 07:58 PM Re: Real Truths [Re: jgw]
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After that who knows?


You can judge things objectively. Alternate realities usually have bad consequences. It's kind of like judging the difference between habituation and addiction, or neuroses and psychosis: If your unusual belief is causing you to lose your job or end up in jail, then it's mostly likely the latter cases.

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