"Momentary conclusion, not 'definitive conclusion', ok, great, fair enough; it's just that sometimes the way you word things makes it sound like you might potentially be rigid in your thinking and might be coming to definitive…"
"BeachVegan, do you have a link to an article about her? If she literally has no brain, that would be quite amazing; I suspect she has a tiny amount of brain tissue even if she is one of those rare cases in which most of her head is filled with…"
"I'm not exactly saying that "a lot of little lies can turn into a big truth," I'm saying that lots of little evidence of something can add up to bigger evidence, if the different little pieces of evidence corroborate one another.…"
"OK, I think I get it now - you are just being intentionally provocative just for fun, even while saying certain things that you really do have conviction in, such as that you do not believe in things without evidence. But when you then go on…"
"Excessive left-brain dominance is a problem, certainly, but another related factor may be that the world has become so complicated and fast-paced (and stressful in a lot of ways), with so much information overload (ie more information for us to…"
"You have no proof that Eben is a liar; that is just your belief. He may be a liar. But neither of us knows whether or not he is. I am OK with that. But what is odd to me - what I don't understand - is that you make these…"
"You can choose to carefully examine the "evidence" of an afterlife, and you can then decide whether the evidence is convincing, or whether the evidence is just not sufficiently compelling and that, therefore, you choose to believe that…"
"Another form of "evidence" of past (and, by extension, future) lives can be found in a book called Old Souls: Compelling Evidence from Children Who Remember Past Lives, by Tom Shroder. There are plenty of cases of children…"
"It is interesting to hear people say that there is no "evidence" of an afterlife. This lack of "evidence" all depends on 2 things:
1) what sorts of "evidence" the person has been exposed to; all anyone can say…"
"There is a book that people interested in this topic may want to check out, called Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife, by Eben Alexander, a neuroscientist who was in a deep coma for several weeks or months, during…"
"You cannot possibly know for sure that "soul" does not exist. Therefore, your definitive belief that it doesn't exist is just your belief system. All you could say for sure would be following: "'Soul' seems…"
"How did you end up on this diet then? It sounds like if someone told you about it and you had not experienced it yourself, you would not have believed in it so you would have discarded it. I guess you discovered it on your own?…"
"What makes you say "If I have to 'believe' something, it means I can't experience it"?
I am curious how you discovered this diet anyway. It sounds like you might be one of the very few people who just stumbled upon it…"
"So you only believe in things you personally experience. OK. But what if there was a large group of people that experienced something that you have not personally experienced. Would you believe them if they told you that they…"
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Hi Martin, thanks for the comment and the question. I'm doing better than I ever have in my life, frankly; thank you for asking.
Well, I don't mean that I'm thinner, younger, richer, taller, healthier...or any of that stuff...I mean that I have finally figured out a very complicated and controversial problem. The same one that you appear to be working on right now....!
I have finally decided to get out of AA, OA, alanon and all the other 12-step programs--because those people will apparently never accept the simple truth! they die from obesity-related, chronic, degenerative diseases!
I have finally decided that I have enough personal experience to do this thing on my own, if I have to. (Today is 22 days at 100% LFRV, which is my lifetime best effort! I've lost 7 lbs and I feel that, so long as I'm doing what I'm doing today, I will never have another food problem!)
I feel as though I have discovered the secret--and nobody wants to hear it!
How are you doing? I see you are getting lots of advice from people who have all kinds of views and opinions. In fact, I see you are talking to one person who is giving you some very bad advice--and she talks like she has all the answers!
This is a very difficult path to chart--because of all the brainwash and misinformation we get from the "for profit" mass media, the "for profit medical, dental and nutritional special interests!" They are in business to make money--not teach us the simple truth.
If I can help you, please let me know. I think I'm going to start my own 12-step discussion on My Page, in my blog. Would you be interested in checking in every day to compare ideas?