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« Reply #29520 on: August 29, 2018, 10:57:46 AM »
So, here's a bit of an odd phenomenological question. Once I had a vivid dream in which I died in a car bomb. It HURT. It was this burning sensation that seared my skin and went down to the my very core in a second or two of dream time. I literally woke up screaming and even my mom heard it from at least a room away. I don't think I'll ever forget the feeling.

Does this mean that I in any meaningful sense know what it's like to die in a fiery explosion?
I think you just ate a bad pepperoni slice before bed and your stomach had a burning sensation which gave you a nightmare.

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« Reply #29521 on: August 29, 2018, 03:03:26 PM »
So, here's a bit of an odd phenomenological question. Once I had a vivid dream in which I died in a car bomb. It HURT. It was this burning sensation that seared my skin and went down to the my very core in a second or two of dream time. I literally woke up screaming and even my mom heard it from at least a room away. I don't think I'll ever forget the feeling.

Does this mean that I in any meaningful sense know what it's like to die in a fiery explosion?
I think you just ate a bad pepperoni slice before bed and your stomach had a burning sensation which gave you a nightmare.

Why not lol.
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« Reply #29522 on: August 29, 2018, 03:07:25 PM »
So, here's a bit of an odd phenomenological question. Once I had a vivid dream in which I died in a car bomb. It HURT. It was this burning sensation that seared my skin and went down to the my very core in a second or two of dream time. I literally woke up screaming and even my mom heard it from at least a room away. I don't think I'll ever forget the feeling.

Does this mean that I in any meaningful sense know what it's like to die in a fiery explosion?

I have broken bones in dreams.

I have broken bones in real life.

Even though the experience in dream was vivid and even somewhat accurate (I think it was the throbbing of the old fracture as I slept), it wasn't the immersive technicolor experience of the real life happening. So what's your metric for 'meaningful'?
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« Reply #29523 on: August 29, 2018, 03:14:58 PM »
So, here's a bit of an odd phenomenological question. Once I had a vivid dream in which I died in a car bomb. It HURT. It was this burning sensation that seared my skin and went down to the my very core in a second or two of dream time. I literally woke up screaming and even my mom heard it from at least a room away. I don't think I'll ever forget the feeling.

Does this mean that I in any meaningful sense know what it's like to die in a fiery explosion?

I have broken bones in dreams.

I have broken bones in real life.

Even though the experience in dream was vivid and even somewhat accurate (I think it was the throbbing of the old fracture as I slept), it wasn't the immersive technicolor experience of the real life happening. So what's your metric for 'meaningful'?

If it could somehow count as actual experiential knowledge like if I'd really blown up--and if so what it could mean for our perception of reality in general. I guess I'm interesting in testing the limits of empiricism.

I mean, I guess I'll never know one way or the other without actually being in an explosion IRL (certainly not interested in doing so). But your experience is very informative.
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« Reply #29524 on: August 29, 2018, 03:29:53 PM »
Maybe I've just always been a little too fascinated with George Berkeley lol.
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« Reply #29525 on: August 29, 2018, 03:40:31 PM »
What is being?
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« Reply #29526 on: August 29, 2018, 03:43:10 PM »
I think things are meaningful insofar as they cause an enduring change in us (even if the change is merely to further solidify something already present). Consider violence in video games and television: studies show that they can heighten negatives like aggression in a very short period after observing/interacting, but that this subsides; the emotions die down, and such media can't and won't turn otherwise normal and well-adjusted people into killers. However, this isn't to say that such media can't have a lasting impact: but what changes is how we think about things. Playing, watching, or reading about torture scenes used by "the hero" to gain information won't cause someone to suddenly get an urge to go out torturing, when previously such urges were absent; what they can sometimes do, however, is change someone's mind about when/if it's permissable to use torture, how far it's ok to go, and so on. So imo, with a dream, if it causes some change in us moving forward--even a slight one--then it is meaningful on some level. I've never had a 'physically painful' dream (however that might work), but I have had several dreams involving grief, and I found that they were helpful in processing emotions (and not just grief) in the waking world.
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« Reply #29527 on: August 29, 2018, 04:48:47 PM »
What is being?

True story, I once looked up "Existence" in the dictionary. The definition was something like "the quality of being real." I looked up "Real," and it said something like "Actually existing."


So, "What is being?" I don't know. "Existing outside of and independent of all minds," maybe? I doubt that's a problem-free definition, though.

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« Reply #29528 on: August 29, 2018, 04:50:31 PM »
I think things are meaningful insofar as they cause an enduring change in us (even if the change is merely to further solidify something already present). Consider violence in video games and television: studies show that they can heighten negatives like aggression in a very short period after observing/interacting, but that this subsides; the emotions die down, and such media can't and won't turn otherwise normal and well-adjusted people into killers. However, this isn't to say that such media can't have a lasting impact: but what changes is how we think about things. Playing, watching, or reading about torture scenes used by "the hero" to gain information won't cause someone to suddenly get an urge to go out torturing, when previously such urges were absent; what they can sometimes do, however, is change someone's mind about when/if it's permissable to use torture, how far it's ok to go, and so on. So imo, with a dream, if it causes some change in us moving forward--even a slight one--then it is meaningful on some level. I've never had a 'physically painful' dream (however that might work), but I have had several dreams involving grief, and I found that they were helpful in processing emotions (and not just grief) in the waking world.

I have a lot of stress dreams about losing loved ones. I guess I feel like they're mentally preparing me to an extent, but I'm sure it's just a shadow of what it will be like to eventually live through it.

Mostly I just remember the relief of waking up and realizing that they're not really dead.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29529 on: August 29, 2018, 05:17:24 PM »
What is being?

True story, I once looked up "Existence" in the dictionary. The definition was something like "the quality of being real." I looked up "Real," and it said something like "Actually existing."


It's like a robot trying to logic its way into Descartes' ontology.
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« Reply #29530 on: August 29, 2018, 06:53:16 PM »
What is being?

True story, I once looked up "Existence" in the dictionary. The definition was something like "the quality of being real." I looked up "Real," and it said something like "Actually existing."


It's like a robot trying to logic its way into Descartes' ontology.

lol, really. Goto poele 10




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« Reply #29531 on: August 29, 2018, 07:24:58 PM »
"When Athanasios was five, he convinced his newly-engaged godmother to spend the rest of her days in virginity." (source)

As you do.
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« Reply #29532 on: August 29, 2018, 07:49:02 PM »
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"When Athanasios was five, he convinced his newly-engaged godmother to spend the rest of her days in virginity." (source)

As you do.

Sometimes other people’s kids can have that effect- “Do I really want to risk having one of those?”
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« Reply #29533 on: August 29, 2018, 08:23:15 PM »
"When Athanasios was five, he convinced his newly-engaged godmother to spend the rest of her days in virginity." (source)

As you do.

Oh, great.

Her would-be husband must have been super happy about that.
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« Reply #29534 on: August 29, 2018, 11:00:20 PM »
"When Athanasios was five, he convinced his newly-engaged godmother to spend the rest of her days in virginity." (source)

As you do.

Oh, great.

Her would-be husband must have been super happy about that.

He most likely ended up marrying, so, yeah. 
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« Reply #29535 on: August 30, 2018, 01:03:27 PM »
What is being?

True story, I once looked up "Existence" in the dictionary. The definition was something like "the quality of being real." I looked up "Real," and it said something like "Actually existing."

So, "What is being?" I don't know. "Existing outside of and independent of all minds," maybe? I doubt that's a problem-free definition, though.
You should look for this stuff in Heidegger rather than a dictionary.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29536 on: August 30, 2018, 01:23:14 PM »
Lawful good: minasoliman
Lawful neutral: Volnutt
Lawful evil: pasadi97
Neutral good: Alpha60
True neutral: Mor Ephrem
Neutral evil: mike (couldn't think of any active user, so...)
Chaotic good: Iconodule
Chaotic neutral: Xavier
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29537 on: August 30, 2018, 01:24:35 PM »
Lawful good: minasoliman
Lawful neutral: Volnutt
Lawful evil: pasadi97
Neutral good: Alpha60
True neutral: Mor Ephrem
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Chaotic good: Iconodule
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What is this lawful neutral chaotic stuff?

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« Reply #29538 on: August 30, 2018, 01:29:30 PM »
Lawful good: minasoliman
Lawful neutral: Volnutt
Lawful evil: pasadi97
Neutral good: Alpha60
True neutral: Mor Ephrem
Neutral evil: mike (couldn't think of any active user, so...)
Chaotic good: Iconodule
Chaotic neutral: Xavier
Chaotic evil: augustin717

What is this lawful neutral chaotic stuff?

Obviously you weren't one of the cool kids...

To answer your question specifically: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alignment_(Dungeons_%26_Dragons)

I wasn't a fan of the alignment system- I preferred just to let players define character personalities.
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« Reply #29539 on: August 30, 2018, 01:30:10 PM »
Lawful good: minasoliman
Lawful neutral: Volnutt
Lawful evil: pasadi97
Neutral good: Alpha60
True neutral: Mor Ephrem
Neutral evil: mike (couldn't think of any active user, so...)
Chaotic good: Iconodule
Chaotic neutral: Xavier
Chaotic evil: augustin717

I got neutral!

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« Reply #29540 on: August 30, 2018, 01:31:05 PM »
What is being?

True story, I once looked up "Existence" in the dictionary. The definition was something like "the quality of being real." I looked up "Real," and it said something like "Actually existing."

So, "What is being?" I don't know. "Existing outside of and independent of all minds," maybe? I doubt that's a problem-free definition, though.
You should look for this stuff in Heidegger rather than a dictionary.

Oh, I know. This was when I was a teenager or so.
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« Reply #29541 on: August 30, 2018, 02:19:39 PM »
Lawful good: minasoliman
Lawful neutral: Volnutt
Lawful evil: pasadi97
Neutral good: Alpha60 Annir
True neutral: Mor Ephrem
Neutral evil: mike (couldn't think of any active user, so...) Xavier
Chaotic good: Iconodule
Chaotic neutral: Xavier WPM
Chaotic evil: augustin717 Chuck Martel

There.
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« Reply #29542 on: August 30, 2018, 02:43:01 PM »
Lawful good: minasoliman
Lawful neutral: Volnutt
Lawful evil: pasadi97
Neutral good: Alpha60 Annir
True neutral: Mor Ephrem
Neutral evil: mike (couldn't think of any active user, so...) Xavier
Chaotic good: Iconodule
Chaotic neutral: Xavier WPM
Chaotic evil: augustin717 Chuck Martel

There.
That's good, but Xavier is definitely pretty chaotic.
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« Reply #29543 on: August 30, 2018, 03:11:09 PM »
How standardized is liturgical Arabic, and is it Classical? How elevated is the language?
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« Reply #29544 on: August 30, 2018, 03:13:18 PM »
How standardized is liturgical Arabic, and is it Classical? How elevated is the language?

I think Samn! answers your question here: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=52278.0
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« Reply #29545 on: August 30, 2018, 03:13:42 PM »
Lawful good: minasoliman
Lawful neutral: Volnutt
Lawful evil: pasadi97
Neutral good: Alpha60 Annir
True neutral: Mor Ephrem
Neutral evil: mike (couldn't think of any active user, so...) Xavier
Chaotic good: Iconodule
Chaotic neutral: Xavier WPM
Chaotic evil: augustin717 Chuck Martel

There.
That's good, but Xavier is definitely pretty chaotic.

I think of him more as a kooky guy who stays home on Friday nights and preaches at his mirror, patting himself on the back for rhetorical points against imaginary opponents.
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« Reply #29546 on: August 30, 2018, 03:14:38 PM »
How standardized is liturgical Arabic, and is it Classical? How elevated is the language?

I think Samn! answers your question here: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=52278.0
Would you look at that. I should've known to search first. Thanks, Iconodule.
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« Reply #29547 on: August 30, 2018, 03:16:01 PM »
How standardized is liturgical Arabic, and is it Classical? How elevated is the language?
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« Reply #29548 on: August 30, 2018, 03:17:46 PM »
How standardized is liturgical Arabic, and is it Classical? How elevated is the language?
Dominikaanatha!
That's a Mor kind of joke.  :P
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« Reply #29549 on: August 30, 2018, 03:18:21 PM »
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That's a Mor kind of joke.  :P
It'd be too obvious. :P
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29550 on: August 30, 2018, 03:18:32 PM »
Lawful good: minasoliman
Lawful neutral: Volnutt
Lawful evil: pasadi97
Neutral good: Alpha60 Annir
True neutral: Mor Ephrem
Neutral evil: mike (couldn't think of any active user, so...) Xavier
Chaotic good: Iconodule
Chaotic neutral: Xavier WPM
Chaotic evil: augustin717 Chuck Martel

There.
That's good, but Xavier is definitely pretty chaotic.

The Bellarminator is very, very lawful. So many gears and sprockets that there isn't any room for good or evil.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29551 on: August 30, 2018, 04:01:23 PM »
How standardized is liturgical Arabic, and is it Classical? How elevated is the language?
Dominikaanatha!

I'm so glad you didn't forget about me in the topic "Arab Orthodoxy"  :-*

However, it should be "Dominikatu(n)" or "Dominikah" ;)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29552 on: August 30, 2018, 04:04:17 PM »
How standardized is liturgical Arabic, and is it Classical? How elevated is the language?
Dominikaanatha!

I'm so glad you didn't forget about me in the topic "Arab Orthodoxy"  :-*

However, it should be "Dominikatu(n)" or "Dominikah" ;)
:-*

Actually, I just annexed your name to "-an atha" ("come, our Dominika!")
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29553 on: August 30, 2018, 04:21:14 PM »
How standardized is liturgical Arabic, and is it Classical? How elevated is the language?
Dominikaanatha!

I'm so glad you didn't forget about me in the topic "Arab Orthodoxy"  :-*

However, it should be "Dominikatu(n)" or "Dominikah" ;)
:-*

Actually, I just annexed your name to "-an atha" ("come, our Dominika!")

Ah, I thought about ة (femenine ending)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29554 on: August 30, 2018, 05:45:51 PM »
How standardized is liturgical Arabic, and is it Classical? How elevated is the language?
Dominikaanatha!
That's a Mor kind of joke prayer:P

Fixed.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29555 on: August 30, 2018, 05:47:44 PM »
The only place I know where a meme can turn on a technical point of Arabic or Syriac grammar lol.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29556 on: August 30, 2018, 05:49:49 PM »
The only place I know where a meme can turn on a technical point of Arabic or Syriac grammar lol.
;)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29557 on: August 31, 2018, 04:09:21 AM »
There's an urban legend going around that if you get to a certain point in the game Kanye Quest 3030, you can get recruited by a cult.
Christ my God, set my heart on fire with love in You, that in its flame I may love You with all my heart, with all my mind, and with all my soul and with all my strength, and my neighbor as myself, so that by keeping Your commandments I may glorify You the Giver of every good and perfect gift. Amen.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29558 on: August 31, 2018, 05:23:58 PM »
My random thing is that it's nice when one failed project might mean the success of another.  In this case, it involves plywood, shelf pins, and sub-optimal storage.

Revised down to 3 pieces of wood and 4-6 screws.   8)  Level?  Yes.  Squared?   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no idea, so there’s that.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29559 on: August 31, 2018, 05:39:45 PM »
Good work!
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29560 on: September 01, 2018, 11:17:52 AM »
Happy New Year! Hope everything is great in 7528!
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29561 on: September 01, 2018, 11:35:17 AM »
Happy New Year! Hope everything is great in 7528!

Not for thirteen days.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29562 on: September 01, 2018, 01:18:52 PM »
Happy New Year! Hope everything is great in 7528!

Not for thirteen days.
You'll have to send your protest to the Empire c/o Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29563 on: September 01, 2018, 01:21:28 PM »
Happy New Year! Hope everything is great in 7528!

All the best! Let be this new year with our Lord Jesus Christ!




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« Reply #29564 on: September 01, 2018, 01:27:43 PM »
Is int Orthodox new year the 14th of  January! it is in Russia, Palestine, Jordan, Armenia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Moldova, Ukraine
"Two Romes fell, a third stands, and there will not be a fourth one."-Philotheus of Pskov

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Trampling down death by death,
And upon those in the tombs
Bestowing life!- Paschal troparion