left by some deities or a deity

Views: 29

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Your aphorism is quite interesting.

For them (test & traps) to exist, you propose they were left by a deity or deities.

Perhaps we create our own tests, traps and dilemmas ourselves.  Should this eventuality not also be considered?

As for your reference to deity or deities, I am confused.  The school I went to taught that if one considers only one deity, this deity should be referenced with a Capital Letter - Deity (The One God).  If the term is referred to in the plural (deities), lower case is fine but with the understanding that the deities are not supernatural gods and goddesses but rather these are the great souls - the great human souls references in such legends such as the Bible.

You might be a Christian of some kind?  I think there are some Buddhist varieties that suggest that 'souls' become like a Deity with Deity powers after perfection. the Huayan Sutra suggests pantheistic power for a Boddhisatva, and the Lotus Sutra suggests that Boddhisatvas never disappear and can manifest here on earth. i think Huayan + Lotus = Tiantai variety of Budddhism, and Huayan contributes to 'Tathagatagarbha' varieties.

I'll go ahead and capitalize Deity from now on, seems respectful and help the forum.  capitalize Human too, tho

 

I notice Satan is also capitalized, perhaps out of respect?

with that it would be like Jehovah, a proper name. anyways, why does JeHoVaH get 4 capitalizations?

James Germiquet said:

 

I notice Satan is also capitalized, perhaps out of respect?

I think it has to do with making the name pronouncable as JHVH might be a bit difficult to say without the little vowels as a hint in the pronunciation.
 
giordio cieszkowski said:

with that it would be like Jehovah, a proper name. anyways, why does JeHoVaH get 4 capitalizations?

James Germiquet said:

 

I notice Satan is also capitalized, perhaps out of respect?

There are ways to avoid moral tests and traps.

Religion attempts to prescribe these ways in many many different ways, to many people and cultures over time..

I am pretty sure they work to! you can stay out of trouble that way.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Latest Activity

Kernel John posted a video

Martin Hanczyc: The line between life and not-life

http://www.ted.com In his lab, Martin Hanczyc makes "protocells," experimental blobs of chemicals that behave like living cells. His work demonstrates how li...
Apr 15
Kernel John replied to Kernel John's discussion Science and the Soul
"This vid discusses Libet's experiment in somewhat scientific terms. "
Mar 30
Kernel John posted a video

Michio Kaku on the Evolution of Intelligence

Don't miss new Big Think videos!  Subscribe by clicking here: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Dr. Michio Kaku returns to Big Think studios to discuss his latest book, T...
Mar 30
Anisha Boxman replied to Anisha Boxman's discussion Language
"iu"
Mar 22
Alexander posted a status
"Please join my new group http://j.mp/PXhUTL"
Mar 21
Kernel John replied to Anisha Boxman's discussion Language
"History of the World in 18 Minutes"
Mar 16
Alexander left a comment for Michael King
"How true"
Mar 15
Michael King left a comment for Alexander
"To say everything is truth, is to say everything is the same thing and if that's the case, it…"
Mar 15
Michael King left a comment for Kernel John
"John of the Salvis tribe, Thank you for your greeting, I am doing well thank you for asking, I…"
Mar 15
Alexander left a comment for Michael King
"I AM Truth so r u all the bs in the world is your truth as you believe or choose not to. It's…"
Mar 15
Michael King left a comment for Alexander
"You say "we" are the truth? If that were the case, would belief be extinct because the we…"
Mar 15
Anisha Boxman replied to Anisha Boxman's discussion Language
"Within any system self-reinforcing feedback loops bring into existence emergent properties."
Mar 15

© 2014   Created by Sidian M.S. Jones.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service