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  1. Stage green is currently having a field day with this, but it seems very counter-productive to me. I don't think the way to get people to change their beliefs is by mocking them. But, maybe I'm wrong about this - what do you guys & gals think?
  2. If you're going to use weed for this work, I would recommend edibles. If you can't cook it for logistical reasons, get yourself a vaporizer and try eating ABV... works well on peanut butter crackers Start low on the dosages though, and work your way up.
  3. This is not universally true across the board.
  4. I thought this was pertinent, due to Leo's recent video on corruption. Specifically, corruption in science. This article goes to show that sometimes, corruption isn't even caused by humans. (Well, not directly anyway.)
  5. I don't know if this topic has been talked about here, but I'd like to hear from the yellow crowd :) I've noticed a trend happening where people (esp. on the left) are trying to get certain groups like anti-vaxers and white supremacists deplatformed wherever they happen to show up, with the latest efforts I've read about revolving around 8chan. I'm curious what this community thinks about these 'brute force' methods to silence people; is this a good strategy to deal with very toxic ideologies, or will denying people the ability to express themselves and be heard ultimately backfire and cause more problems than it solves?
  6. There is some evidence to back up what this poster is saying. Here's John MacArthur (a preacher that I greatly respected when I was at stage blue) talking about Trump before the primaries: But he ended up voting for Trump anyway: Insofar as stage blue is concerned, voting for Trump was a better choice than voting for whom they considered to be the devil incarnate who supported the murder of unborn children. Having said that, even when I was at stage blue, there was no way in hell I would've voted for Trump. Heck, I didn't even support George Bush Jr.
  7. I find that weed (ABV in particular) is a very good tool for contemplation. On it, I've managed to drop just about all my beliefs. The only one I'm still holding on to (albeit not voluntarily) is consciousness being 'brain stuff'. I imagine that weed edibles would be even better, but I live in an apartment in a red state, so making cannabutter would be a bit tricky without alerting the neighbors. But with ABV, you can just take some and sprinkle on a peanut butter cracker, and you're off to the races I'd much rather do psychedelics if I had access to some, but we work with what we have.
  8. I mean limited insofar as I can't experience reality from the point of view of anyone else but me. As in, even if we're technically both the same entity, I can't, in human form, inhabit your experience to see what you see and feel what you feel.
  9. Well, @Inliytened1 said 'Reality is a Mind (consciousness) imagining itself through different perspectives'. I can only speak from my limited perspective, where consciousness (true self) is separate from the mind (false self), but still feels like 'brain stuff' (even if it technically isn't), and is lodged firmly in my skull. Other than being present, it seems to have no other properties to speak of.
  10. As I understand it, at least in our experience as humans, the brain is responsible for things like thoughts, emotions, sensations, and all that good stuff, whereas consciousness/awareness was just the experiencer of all of these things, without any motivations to speak of, other than to be. Or in other words, it acts as a 'container' for everything in our direct experience. Is that basically the gist of it? Because I've heard consciousness described in two different ways - as a silent observer, and as a thing that has values (truth, unity, etc), desires (such as to know itself), and takes actions (such as sending probes into itself). Is it just a silent observer when using a brain as a window into sensate reality, and a thinking 'entity' (for lack of a better word) in its infinite form? Or do I just have this completely wrong?
  11. Same. Watching people go through their little dramas and yell back and forth at each other about politics feels like a dream that I woke up from. But at the same time, I don't judge any of them, nor do I feel superior to them. I wish I could help them, but I don't know what to say to them. So I usually don't talk to them.
  12. All that is known, or could ever be known, is experience. (Or in other words, experience is all that can be known.) Struggle as we may with the implications of this statement, experience itself must be the test of reality. If we do not take experience as the test of reality, belief will be the only alternative.
  13. Specific activities are bad and good; every action has its price, and its pleasures. Recognizing both sides, you become realistic and responsible for your actions. Responsibility means recognizing both pleasure and price, making a choice based on that recognition, and then living with that choice without concern. As for murder, do you reckon it's really worth spending the rest of your life in prison? I've had desires to kill as well, but if it's anything like sex, then doing it isn't going to scratch the itch for very long, so I'd hardly say it's worth it.
  14. When it comes to smoking DMT, LSD is going 0-60 in 6 to 8 hours. DMT is going 0-120 in 6 to 8 seconds Think of it like a roller coaster where you go up a hill slowly, vs. one where you blast off immediately (like Top Thrill Dragster). If you've ever seen the Butterfly Effect, the transition is similar, like this (minus the spinning), starts at 40 seconds: You literally go to hyperspace about that fast, similar to what is shown in this clip, and it feels like dying. As in taking the last hit feels mentally like jumping off the edge of a cliff. A smoked DMT trip only lasts for about 5-15 minutes, though it'll take you about an hour to feel normal again.