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2 years ago  ::  Jun 07, 2012 - 6:38PM #11
Bob_Bennett
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UPG?

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 07, 2012 - 6:45PM #12
Sacrificialgoddess
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Jun 7, 2012 -- 6:38PM, Bob_Bennett wrote:


UPG?




Unverifiable Personal Gnosis. The experiences we have that lead us to believe what we believe to be true. Your book is the experience of someone, or perhaps several someones who are not me. Not Nam.


Now I have no reason to believe that their experiences aren't genuine and give them their version of the truth, but they aren't mine, and equally, they give me no reason why I should trust a book over my own experiences.


I have never found a good reason to trust someone else's UPG over my own.

Dark Energy. It can be found in the observable Universe. Found in ratios of 75% more than any other substance. Dark Energy. It can be found in religious extremists, in cheerleaders. To come to the conclusion that Dark signifies mean and malevolent would define 75% of the Universe as an evil force. Alternatively, to think that some cheerleaders don't have razors in their snatch is to be foolishly unarmed.

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 08, 2012 - 2:54AM #13
Namchuck
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Jun 7, 2012 -- 4:20PM, Bob_Bennett wrote:


To repeat the unnecessary, the info comes from the teachings o Jesus in A Course In Miracles.


It's way too complex for you to understand.





You're probably right, Bob. I'm just not credulous enough.

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 10, 2012 - 7:46PM #14
Namchuck
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Jun 7, 2012 -- 6:45PM, Sacrificialgoddess wrote:


Jun 7, 2012 -- 6:38PM, Bob_Bennett wrote:


UPG?




Unverifiable Personal Gnosis. The experiences we have that lead us to believe what we believe to be true. Your book is the experience of someone, or perhaps several someones who are not me. Not Nam.


Now I have no reason to believe that their experiences aren't genuine and give them their version of the truth, but they aren't mine, and equally, they give me no reason why I should trust a book over my own experiences.


I have never found a good reason to trust someone else's UPG over my own.




As self-deception is a well-known human trait, no "unverified" experience ought be trusted, one's own or anyone else's.

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