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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NTs taking metaphors literally Vs ASD people doing the same

Posted: 17 Jul 2021, 2:32 pm 

Replies: 18
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Joe90 wrote:
Because I have a habit of writing a thread before thinking, I suppose.


~raises hand~ Member of that club, too. Thanks for the honesty. Serving it with a side dish of self-awareness was a nice touch. :)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Conformity

 Post subject: Re: Conformity
Posted: 17 Jul 2021, 2:27 pm 

Replies: 127
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Be yourself; just like everyone else. Conforming is either punished or rewarded depending upon the example. Not conforming is either punished or rewarded depending upon the example. The story of my life is found in these two equally true, and oft-repeated themes. I'll give a specific example in exam...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The absurdity of Christianity

Posted: 17 Jul 2021, 12:15 pm 

Replies: 498
Views: 8,886


That said, there is nothing in what I have said that is in opposition with the text from The Course in Miracles, which claims the Christian God. But nothing you said specifically supports the Christian God in particular, either. I have not read The Course of Miracles, but if it defends the Christia...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NTs taking metaphors literally Vs ASD people doing the same

Posted: 17 Jul 2021, 11:16 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,035


Sorry if I come off as being blunt. No worries, but I'm glad you said it anyway. Typically, I'm not emotionally involved with how other people speak to me - the exception being if I think I may be in danger from them, something that is unlikely to happen online. That said though, I'm grateful you a...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What Word Would You Use Instead Of "Literally"?

Posted: 17 Jul 2021, 10:45 am 

Replies: 31
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Perhaps this will be of interest. Note definition #4 from Webster's college dictionary: lit•er•al•ly (ˈlɪt ər ə li) adv. 1. in the literal or strict sense: What does the word mean literally? 2. in a literal manner; word for word: to translate literally. 3. actually: The city was literally destroyed....

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The absurdity of Christianity

Posted: 17 Jul 2021, 9:33 am 

Replies: 498
Views: 8,886


Interesting thought. But it seems that you are making the concept of God so nebulous that anyone could point to anything and label it "God". Nothing here points to a Christian God who sacrificed his son. Typically, when someone asks me who or what I believe in I tell them that "My Go...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NTs taking metaphors literally Vs ASD people doing the same

Posted: 17 Jul 2021, 9:18 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,035


...So a person who takes it literally- as being about weather conditions- would have to be mentally impaired- and possibly autistic. Degree in mathematics - check Degree in physics - check Published author - check Self taught poly-linguist - check Member of Mensa - check Mentally impaired - apparen...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Anyone here hate art?

 Post subject: Re: Anyone here hate art?
Posted: 17 Jul 2021, 8:46 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,287


I met someone once who said they didn't like music. Period. No music at all of any genre! They said they absolutely hated all music. This was in the 1980s but I've never stopped thinking about it. I can't even imagine that. I thought it was rather natural for people to respond to at least SOME musi...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Anyone here hate art?

 Post subject: Re: Anyone here hate art?
Posted: 17 Jul 2021, 8:29 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,287


I prefer Paul over Art, but I couldn't imagine "Bridge Over Troubled Water" being sung by anyone else; even if Paul wrote it, he knew only Art could handle it vocally. Also, "99 Miles from L.A." was catchy. Go easy on Mr. Garfunkel. Flippin' brilliant! I :heart: this! Brightened...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Anyone here hate art?

 Post subject: Re: Anyone here hate art?
Posted: 17 Jul 2021, 8:28 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,287


This topic has recently become interesting to me. I started painting a few months ago after treating art - whether creating, studying, observing, as something to be avoided for over half a century. What changed is rather significant but not really germane, so let me skip that and get to why I avoide...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The absurdity of Christianity

Posted: 16 Jul 2021, 5:50 pm 

Replies: 498
Views: 8,886


RetroGamer87 wrote:
Hey that's not in the Bible, is it? I guess it wasn't enough to include.


Perhaps it was decided that there was enough for folks to misinterpret in there already. If in fact that was the case, I'd have to say, good call.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The absurdity of Christianity

Posted: 16 Jul 2021, 4:39 pm 

Replies: 498
Views: 8,886


I know we aren't going to be in agreement on theology necessarily, but in regards to "where/when" God exists, I really, really, REALLY enjoyed reading your post. Thanks AngelRho. Actually, if we were to strip away all the labels you and I use, I don't think we would be that far off theolo...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The absurdity of Christianity

Posted: 16 Jul 2021, 2:39 pm 

Replies: 498
Views: 8,886


^ So you're saying that people existed before they really existed as we know it, in God's imagination, and in that imaginary form we put pressure on him to create us, and we didn't give him enough time, so he went and botched it, which was all our fault? I don't see how. The explanation is as absur...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: How do NT's communicate?

 Post subject: How do NT's communicate?
Posted: 16 Jul 2021, 12:43 pm 

Replies: 0
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In the course of a day, I might find hundreds of examples all around me – so picking just one example from a lifetime that has provided me with millions of examples can be daunting. Nevertheless, I’ve chosen one to illustrate what I’m referring to – now I’m hoping I can communicate it clearly here. ...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Post a book you're reading

Posted: 16 Jul 2021, 12:09 pm 

Replies: 4,324
Views: 318,758


I am currently reading The Morning Star by Robert Aitken. The author is a Zen master and this book is the culmination of fifty years of practice. My very favorite person in the entire world is named Sonseearae. Her name is Apache and is translated into English as 'The Morning Star' so you might begi...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Rant as Art

 Post subject: Rant as Art
Posted: 16 Jul 2021, 11:59 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 356


Hi folks. I'm new here and still finding my way around. I write for a variety of reasons, one of which is to process. I just got through writing about an experience I had recently, and although it's far from my best work - it was kind of a rant, if anyone is going to understand it, it'll be someone ...
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