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Vexen Crabtree 2015


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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards

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Vexen Crabtree 2015

Search for Happiness

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Some excerpts:

When the truth is dangerous, is it more worthwhile to hide the truth? If ignorance is bliss, and those of Orwell's 1984 are truly happy, how is it that we think truth should be revealed even when they make people unhappy? Truth isn't inherent in happiness and vica versa: Who is better, they who promote truth over happiness, or happiness over truth? In society, in general, I would say that philosophers, mystics, materialists and freethinkers have pursued truth despite the danger to happiness, and the masses nearly always (sometimes ignorantly) pursued happiness whether or not they are also pursuing truth. The adoption of doubt as a central tenet causes the above questions to become mute, as will be shown.

[...] Colin Wilson's The Outsider concludes that those who are made unhappy through the search for truth are reconciled with happiness through peak experiences, random moments of happiness to which they hold on to and keep in their minds, and therefore that those who are naturally happy, such as me, are those who generate peak experiences. For me, these can include random solitary walks through London, computer games, online debates, creating web pages... these things also are what I consider to be some of the best reasons for my life, simple as they are.[...]

What are your peak experiences and points of life?

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I added you as a friend... I didn't know you were on here :-), hope you don't mind! I do write a lot of religious stuff so I don't expect you to automatically keep me on your list! :-)

What are your LJ Avatars from? I don't know enough to know which characters they are!

well one pic is me, the other two are from sailormoon.

the evil looking character is Viluy of the death busters from Sailormoon S.

the one performing an attack is Sailor Starhealer of the Sailor Starlights from Sailormoon Stars.

Gotta love their fashion styles...I'll try to draw some pics when I feel that I'm good enough heh~

yeah where was your winged demon character from?...he sure looks sexy.

He is sexy, you should see him in action! And hear his voice :-)

It's from a computer game, Warcraft 3, I can't remember his name, but he was a demon hunter who was judged to be dangerous, so they kept in blindfolded in an underground prison for 1000 years, but then there was a war and they needed to let him out to help them... and he quickly became a demon. His brother approached him and he said

"look what I have become"... and sounded sad.

His name is Illidan. He was not blindfolded, he was naturally blind. He had consumed the skull (I dont know the name) and become a demon. His brethren thought him as an enemy the fact that he is a demon, but what they didnt knew, the demon guy want to save the world by Arthas' domination. And so on...

Btw, I like your articles. Keep it up. Your an Idol of mine. XD

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