Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

All things outside of Burning Man.
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
Posts: 18419
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins
Location: Rochester, Nevada.

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:12 am

IMG_6171.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Frida Be You & Me

User avatar
GreyCoyote
Posts: 2137
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:24 am
Burning Since: 2000

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby GreyCoyote » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:20 am

Simon just won the internet!
"To sum up my compassion level, I think we should feed the unwanted animals to the homeless. Or visa versa. Too much attention and money is spent on both."
(A Beautiful Mind)

User avatar
Ratty
Posts: 5454
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:43 pm
Burning Since: 2008
Camp Name: Tiger Man

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby Ratty » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:34 am

1st place winner
Pictures or it didn't happen Greycoyote
I a recovering swagaholic I have to resist my grabby nature VultureChow
Those aren't buttermilk biscuits I'm lying on Savannah
We're out there to play like adults with no adult supervision CaptG

User avatar
FIGJAM
Posts: 9956
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 am
Location: apache junction az.

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:57 pm

There are seminars on Believe Relief!!!
"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

"If I can't find an answer, I'll create one!!!"

Fuck Im Good Just Ask Me

User avatar
Sham
Moderator
Posts: 8083
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:10 am
Location: The hidden mythical place.....

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby Sham » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:39 pm

Every day I thank God I'm an atheist. :shock:

User avatar
GreyCoyote
Posts: 2137
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:24 am
Burning Since: 2000

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby GreyCoyote » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:02 am

Sham wrote:Every day I thank God I'm an atheist. :shock:


Totally sigworthy.
"To sum up my compassion level, I think we should feed the unwanted animals to the homeless. Or visa versa. Too much attention and money is spent on both."
(A Beautiful Mind)

User avatar
Simon of the Playa
Posts: 18419
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins
Location: Rochester, Nevada.

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:29 am

IMG_6248.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Frida Be You & Me

User avatar
BBadger
Posts: 5672
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:37 am
Burning Since: 2018
Location: (near) Portland, OR, USA

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby BBadger » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:43 pm

motivational_quotes.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
"The essence of tyranny is not iron law. It is capricious law." -- Christopher Hitchens

Hate reading my replies? Click here to add me to your plonk (foe) list.

User avatar
Perpetual Burn
Posts: 538
Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:10 pm
Burning Since: I'm not sure

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby Perpetual Burn » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:19 pm

Sham wrote:Every day I thank God I'm an atheist. :shock:

Zen. As. Fuck.

There can be no free will without the ability to deny divinity...

God is an atheist.
Love calls us Home
Hope restores our Soul
We Burn on the Playa
Black Rock Desert
We fear no evil
The Man is on our side
Surely Faith & Love Will follow
All our Lives
& We will Burn in the House of Love
Forever

User avatar
ygmir
Posts: 29108
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq
Location: nevada county

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby ygmir » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:54 am

BBadger wrote:motivational_quotes.jpg

best one.
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan

User avatar
vargaso
Posts: 776
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:26 pm
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Suburbanoya
Location: Lincoln, CA

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby vargaso » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:38 am

BBadger wrote:motivational_quotes.jpg



Funny and uncharitable. I'm conflicted, ha.

User avatar
tatonka
Posts: 3102
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Camp Name: Rancho Deluxe
Location: oregon

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby tatonka » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:37 pm

Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed by the masses.
-Plato

User avatar
Simon of the Playa
Posts: 18419
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins
Location: Rochester, Nevada.

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:04 am

hEY GOD BOY!!


over here!
Frida Be You & Me

User avatar
Simon of the Playa
Posts: 18419
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins
Location: Rochester, Nevada.

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:08 am

Frida Be You & Me

User avatar
Simon of the Playa
Posts: 18419
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins
Location: Rochester, Nevada.

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:34 am

Frida Be You & Me

User avatar
tatonka
Posts: 3102
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Camp Name: Rancho Deluxe
Location: oregon

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby tatonka » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:04 am

Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed by the masses.
-Plato

User avatar
tatonka
Posts: 3102
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Camp Name: Rancho Deluxe
Location: oregon

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby tatonka » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:49 pm

Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed by the masses.
-Plato

User avatar
Simon of the Playa
Posts: 18419
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins
Location: Rochester, Nevada.

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:32 am

E9DAD23C-35F4-41F5-B487-648B2637BABE.png
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Frida Be You & Me

User avatar
tatonka
Posts: 3102
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Camp Name: Rancho Deluxe
Location: oregon

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby tatonka » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:16 pm

Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed by the masses.
-Plato

User avatar
ygmir
Posts: 29108
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq
Location: nevada county

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby ygmir » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:05 am

tatonka wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTuaQ5vVly4

Nice!
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan

User avatar
Perpetual Burn
Posts: 538
Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:10 pm
Burning Since: I'm not sure

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby Perpetual Burn » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:35 pm

Image
Love calls us Home
Hope restores our Soul
We Burn on the Playa
Black Rock Desert
We fear no evil
The Man is on our side
Surely Faith & Love Will follow
All our Lives
& We will Burn in the House of Love
Forever

User avatar
Perpetual Burn
Posts: 538
Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:10 pm
Burning Since: I'm not sure

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby Perpetual Burn » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:03 pm

God vs. Science

By Albert Einstein


‘Let me explain the problem science has with religion.’

The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.

‘You’re a Christian, aren’t you, son?’

‘Yes sir,’ the student says.

‘So you believe in God?’

‘Absolutely ‘

‘Is God good?’

‘Sure! God’s good.’

‘Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?’

‘Yes’

‘Are you good or evil?’

‘The Bible says I’m evil.’

The professor grins knowingly. ‘Aha! The Bible! He considers for a moment.

Here’s one for you. Let’s say there’s a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?’

‘Yes sir, I would.’

‘So you’re good…!’

‘I wouldn’t say that.’

‘But why not say that? You’d help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn’t.’

The student does not answer, so the professor continues.

‘He doesn’t, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Can you answer that one?’

The student remains silent. ‘No, you can’t, can you?’ the professor says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax.

‘Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?’

‘Er..yes,’ the student says.

‘Is Satan good?’

The student doesn’t hesitate on this one.. ‘No.’

‘Then where does Satan come from?’

The student falters. ‘From God’

‘That’s right. God made Satan, didn’t he? Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?’

‘Yes, sir.’

‘Evil’s everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything, correct?’

‘Yes’

‘So who created evil?’ The professor continued, ‘If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil.’

Again, the student has no answer.

‘Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?’

The student squirms on his feet. ‘Yes.’

‘So who created them ?’

The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question. ‘Who created them?’ There is still no answer. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized. ‘Tell me,’ he continues onto another student. ‘Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?’

The student’s voice betrays him and cracks. ‘Yes, professor, I do.’

The old man stops pacing. ‘Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?’

‘No sir. I’ve never seen Him.’

‘Then tell us if you’ve ever heard your Jesus?’

‘No, sir, I have not.’

‘Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?’

‘No, sir, I’m afraid I haven’t.’

‘Yet you still believe in him?’

‘Yes’

‘According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn’t exist… What do you say to that, son?’

‘Nothing,’ the student replies.. ‘I only have my faith.’

‘Yes, faith,’ the professor repeats. ‘And that is the problem science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith.’

The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of His own. ‘Professor, is there such thing as heat? ‘

‘ Yes.

‘And is there such a thing as cold?’

‘Yes, son, there’s cold too.’

‘No sir, there isn’t.’

The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain.

‘You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don’t have anything called ‘cold’. We can hit down to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -458 degrees. Everybody or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.’

Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding like a hammer.

‘What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?’

‘Yes,’ the professor replies without hesitation. ‘What is night if it isn’t darkness?’

‘You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it’s called darkness, isn’t it? That’s the meaning we use to define the word. In reality, darkness isn’t. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?’

The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be a good semester. ‘So what point are you making, young man?’

‘Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.’

The professor’s face cannot hide his surprise this time. ‘Flawed? Can you explain how?’

‘You are working on the premise of duality,’ the student explains.

‘You argue that there is life and then there’s death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can’t even explain a thought.’ ‘It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it.’ ‘Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?’

‘If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes, of course I do.’

‘Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?’

The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where the argument is going. A very good semester, indeed.

‘Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?’

The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion has subsided.

‘To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean.’ The student looks around the room. ‘Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor’s brain?’ The class breaks out into laughter. ‘Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor’s brain, felt the professor’s brain, touched or smelt the professor’s brain? No one appears to have done so… So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, with all due respect, sir.’ ‘So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?’

Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face unreadable. Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. ‘I guess you’ll have to take them on faith.’

‘Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life,’ the student continues. ‘Now, sir, is there such a thing as evil?’ Now uncertain, the professor responds, ‘Of course, there is. We see it every day. It is in the daily example of man’s inhumanity to man. It is in The multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.’

To this the student replied, ‘Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God’s love present in his heart. It’s like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.’

The professor sat down.

Image
Love calls us Home
Hope restores our Soul
We Burn on the Playa
Black Rock Desert
We fear no evil
The Man is on our side
Surely Faith & Love Will follow
All our Lives
& We will Burn in the House of Love
Forever

User avatar
mgb327
Posts: 1021
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:20 pm
Location: Somerset, Va.

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby mgb327 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:54 am

.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?
" I am a controlled substance". Savannah.

User avatar
Simon of the Playa
Posts: 18419
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins
Location: Rochester, Nevada.

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:14 am

0E0B748C-E345-4BBE-94A7-6C429419D955.jpeg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Frida Be You & Me

User avatar
tatonka
Posts: 3102
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Camp Name: Rancho Deluxe
Location: oregon

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby tatonka » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:03 pm

Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed by the masses.
-Plato

User avatar
gaminwench
Posts: 2706
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:57 am
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: DOTA, EoD, OBOP, Destiny Lounge
Location: Shangri-la

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby gaminwench » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:42 am

An AfricaPlayaFlashMob. :shock:



This thunderstorm is awesome. I will make it at the end, also.
On it 8)!

Details to come (learn a harmony part).
:D :D :D
"the prophecies of doom were better last year" trilo

User avatar
Perpetual Burn
Posts: 538
Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:10 pm
Burning Since: I'm not sure

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby Perpetual Burn » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:12 pm

"... and he saw that it was good."



"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee... "
Love calls us Home
Hope restores our Soul
We Burn on the Playa
Black Rock Desert
We fear no evil
The Man is on our side
Surely Faith & Love Will follow
All our Lives
& We will Burn in the House of Love
Forever

User avatar
Perpetual Burn
Posts: 538
Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:10 pm
Burning Since: I'm not sure

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby Perpetual Burn » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:56 am

Image
Love calls us Home
Hope restores our Soul
We Burn on the Playa
Black Rock Desert
We fear no evil
The Man is on our side
Surely Faith & Love Will follow
All our Lives
& We will Burn in the House of Love
Forever

User avatar
Perpetual Burn
Posts: 538
Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:10 pm
Burning Since: I'm not sure

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby Perpetual Burn » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:01 pm



All you great men of power, you who boast of your feats -
Politicians and entrepreneurs.
Can you safeguard breath in the night while you sleep?
Keep your heart beating steady and sure?
As you lie in your bed, does the thought haunt your head
That you’re really, rather small?
If there’s one thing I know in this life: we are beggars all.

All you champions of science and rulers of men,
Can you summon the sun from its sleep?
Does the earth seek your counsel on how fast to spin?
Can you shut up the gates of the deep?
Don’t you know that all things hang, as if by a string,
O’er the darkness - poised to fall?
If there’s one thing I know in this life: we are beggars all.

All you big shots that swagger and stride with conceit,
Did you devise how your frame would be formed?
If you’d be raised in a palace, or live out in the streets,
Did you choose the place or the hour you’d be born?
Tell me what can you claim? Not a thing - not your name!
Tell me if you can recall just one thing,
That’s not a gift in this life?

Can you hear what’s been said?
Can you see now that everything’s grace after all?
If there’s one thing I know in this life: we are beggars all
Love calls us Home
Hope restores our Soul
We Burn on the Playa
Black Rock Desert
We fear no evil
The Man is on our side
Surely Faith & Love Will follow
All our Lives
& We will Burn in the House of Love
Forever

User avatar
Perpetual Burn
Posts: 538
Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:10 pm
Burning Since: I'm not sure

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

Postby Perpetual Burn » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:02 pm

I was born botanical
the soul of an animal
deep beneath the layers, I sink my roots
no need for mechanical
I come strictly organical
when I need to feast, I look to the East
that's why I'm never scared of the beast
even though they try to prey upon me
I'm protected by the one always greater than me
so now I reveal to thee
because you wanna see
the contour of my mystery
the strength of my arches
the colour of my conscience
and the way that I process my diction
some fact some diction some mystery
some future fantasy
I'm the trunk that holds the branches
the leaves who do the dances
my flowers romantic
my love gigantic
from Africa, transplanted translantic
in the heat of the sun
I bring shade for everyone
like the beat on the one
I'm the skin on the drum
I keep on living with the fullness of the one
like the heat of the sun or the skin on the drum
I'm fully marinated and now I'm ready for the fire
so you can fire one
fire one
fire two
See I've been fully marinated
and now I'm ready for the fire
see I'm beginning to perspire
from deep within to the skin
yo, the feminine and the masculine
the pieces of the puzzle
see my reflections in the puddle
after the storm the purple of the sky
brings to mind another time
when we resided
below the water line
life was fine there human divine
but in the years following
evil men came swallowing
everything in sight
some learned to run, some stayed to fight
I kneeled at the tomb of the soldier
said I would love to behold her
the magic in store there
she touched me on the shoulder
she said, "in time all is revealed, box of light be unsealed
now listen to me son, be like the skin on the drum"
(chorus)
And as the pepper gas clears
and police and protesters go home
just as the morning dew are tear drops of the night
my emotions are always there for you
and will never leave you dry
bless

Love calls us Home
Hope restores our Soul
We Burn on the Playa
Black Rock Desert
We fear no evil
The Man is on our side
Surely Faith & Love Will follow
All our Lives
& We will Burn in the House of Love
Forever


Return to “Open Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests