User Tag List

View Poll Results: Do you believe in astrology?

Voters
182. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    33 18.13%
  • No

    142 78.02%
  • I have no idea what it is? So I'm not sure.

    7 3.85%
First 345671555 Last

Results 41 to 50 of 648

  1. #41
    mod love baby... Lady_X's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    MBTI
    ENFP
    Enneagram
    9w1 sx/so
    Posts
    18,093

    Default

    i have guessed peoples signs a lot actually...i know stuff.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
    -Jim Morrison

  2. #42
    & Badger, Ratty and Toad Mole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    18,924

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    One astronomer not believing in astrology doesn't mean no astronomer believes in astrology.

    Pretty... simple... logic... there.
    The most logical people I have met are those suffering from a paranoid delusion.

  3. #43
    Let Go Of Your Team Zarathustra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    8,154

    Default

    So you've been there?

    And then I assume you figure Joseph Campbell and Huston Smith to not be "real" academics because they spent so much time there?

    Nor Abraham Maslow? Nor BF Skinner? Nor Susan Sontag? Nor Aldoux Huxley? Nor Moshe Feldenkrais? Nor Alan Watts? Nor Ray Bradubury? Nor... (the list goes on and on)

    Esalen Institute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Victor, based off onemoretime's comment, I thought you might actually be intelligent, but I'm starting to learn that one should take whatever onemoretime believes, and believe the opposite, and one can then be assured that he is very, very close to the truth.
    The Justice Fighter

    INTJ - 6w5 8dw 3w4 sx/so - Neutral Good

    "I trust what you are doing though…I just see it a little differently.
    I don’t see it as you stepping away from the fire. I see it as the fire directing your course.
    No matter how airy or earthy or watery you become... to many of us you will always be...a super nova."

    "Behind these gates of seeming warmth sits, loosely chained, a fierce attack dog. Perhaps not crazy, but dangerous"

    The Aggressive 6
    Debator


  4. #44
    Senior Member Moiety's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    MBTI
    ISFJ
    Posts
    6,020

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    Ummm, first girl commented to second girl about a guy who's been in the store one time, and when the guy came back three months later, the second girl just happened to know it was him?

    Really?

    That's the leg you're trying to stand on?

    Interesting... that really says a lot about your openness to new possibilities/ideas...
    Oooh a Libra INTJ lecturing a Libra ENFP on openness to new possibilities/ideas. I like it

    I'm open to everything, I just like to feel convinced. But it's also a matter of being practical. Will knowledge of astrology make me live a happier life? Scratch that...knowledge is good even when it sometimes makes us less happy. But do and should I trust any one individual when it comes to astrology or do I need to become an astrologer myself to get something out of it? Do different astrologers even arrive to the same conclusions?



    As for the second part of your comment, I'm so glad you asked:
    Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View - by Richard Tarnas

    Download the real player audio file (second link) under "Interviews"
    Thanks. I'll listen to it when I can.

  5. #45
    Let Go Of Your Team Zarathustra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    8,154

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    I remember Esalen where an ambulance would pull up once a week, every week, and everyone would troop down to have their shots for sexually transmitted diseases.

    Esalen is not an accredited University and so anyone who would call themselves, "Director of Research at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA", is simply pretentious.

    Quite like astrology itself.
    Btw, it's pretty funny hearing someone who just actually had this exchange call other people pretentious:

    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    No astronomer believes in astrology.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    No wonder onemoretime thinks you're the smartest poster on here.

    You share the same characteristic: you say completely false statements while thinking you're absolutely right.
    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    An astronomer is only a phone call away.

    If you wish, you can pick up the phone and ring an Observatory and ask to speak to an astronomer.

    And then you can ask them the truth value of astrology.

    My guess is that the answer will be zero.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    One astronomer not believing in astrology doesn't mean no astronomer believes in astrology.

    Pretty... simple... logic... there.
    The Justice Fighter

    INTJ - 6w5 8dw 3w4 sx/so - Neutral Good

    "I trust what you are doing though…I just see it a little differently.
    I don’t see it as you stepping away from the fire. I see it as the fire directing your course.
    No matter how airy or earthy or watery you become... to many of us you will always be...a super nova."

    "Behind these gates of seeming warmth sits, loosely chained, a fierce attack dog. Perhaps not crazy, but dangerous"

    The Aggressive 6
    Debator


  6. #46
    Let Go Of Your Team Zarathustra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    8,154

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    Oooh a Libra INTJ lecturing a Libra ENFP on openness to new possibilities/ideas. I like it
    Wait...

    Who's the Libra ENFP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    I'm open to everything, I just like to feel convinced. But it's also a matter of being practical. Will knowledge of astrology make me live a happier life? Scratch that...knowledge is good even when it sometimes makes us less happy. But do and should I trust any one individual when it comes to astrology or do I need to become an astrologer myself to get something out of it? Do different astrologers even arrive to the same conclusions?
    As with all things, you should engage it with a critical mind, never allowing yourself to be duped, always taking it for what it's worth, but also being open to any truth that might actually be contained in it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    Thanks. I'll listen to it when I can.
    Cool.
    The Justice Fighter

    INTJ - 6w5 8dw 3w4 sx/so - Neutral Good

    "I trust what you are doing though…I just see it a little differently.
    I don’t see it as you stepping away from the fire. I see it as the fire directing your course.
    No matter how airy or earthy or watery you become... to many of us you will always be...a super nova."

    "Behind these gates of seeming warmth sits, loosely chained, a fierce attack dog. Perhaps not crazy, but dangerous"

    The Aggressive 6
    Debator


  7. #47
    & Badger, Ratty and Toad Mole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    18,924

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    Victor, based off onemoretime's comment, I thought you might actually be intelligent, but I'm starting to learn that one should take whatever onemoretime believes, and believe the opposite, and one can then be assured that he is very, very close to the truth.
    The attraction of Esalen was sex in a puritanical society.

    The attraction of Esalen was certainly not the intellect. And the proof of the pudding is in the eating, for Esalen produced no works of the intellect.

    However Esalen did specialise in producing sexually transmitted diseases.

  8. #48
    Let Go Of Your Team Zarathustra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    8,154

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The most logical people I have met are those suffering from a paranoid delusion.
    Oh, you also share onemoretime's characteristic of bringing up completely irrelevant "counterarguments" to arguments that have absolutely decimated your positions...?

    How interesting...
    The Justice Fighter

    INTJ - 6w5 8dw 3w4 sx/so - Neutral Good

    "I trust what you are doing though…I just see it a little differently.
    I don’t see it as you stepping away from the fire. I see it as the fire directing your course.
    No matter how airy or earthy or watery you become... to many of us you will always be...a super nova."

    "Behind these gates of seeming warmth sits, loosely chained, a fierce attack dog. Perhaps not crazy, but dangerous"

    The Aggressive 6
    Debator


  9. #49
    Senior Member Jaguar's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,320

    Default

    What is this STD nonsense about?
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
    — Mark Twain

  10. #50
    Let Go Of Your Team Zarathustra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    8,154

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The attraction of Esalen was sex in a puritanical society.

    The attraction of Esalen was certainly not the intellect. And the proof of the pudding is in the eating, for Esalen produced no works of the intellect.

    However Esalen did specialise in producing sexually transmitted diseases.
    So you've read everything by every author/thinker who's ever spent time studying at Esalen, and deemed them to be "not works of the intellect"?

    Have you read either one of these books?

    Passion of the Western Mind

    Cosmos and Psyche
    The Justice Fighter

    INTJ - 6w5 8dw 3w4 sx/so - Neutral Good

    "I trust what you are doing though…I just see it a little differently.
    I don’t see it as you stepping away from the fire. I see it as the fire directing your course.
    No matter how airy or earthy or watery you become... to many of us you will always be...a super nova."

    "Behind these gates of seeming warmth sits, loosely chained, a fierce attack dog. Perhaps not crazy, but dangerous"

    The Aggressive 6
    Debator


Similar Threads

  1. Height/How tall are you?
    By niffer in forum The Fluff Zone
    Replies: 374
    Last Post: 05-17-2018, 07:00 AM
  2. What are you wearing right now?
    By Sartorial in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 79
    Last Post: 03-23-2018, 06:08 AM
  3. Followers of Astrology: Why are you a believer?
    By iwakar in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-18-2011, 02:17 AM
  4. Why are you here?
    By rhinosaur in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 05-19-2011, 06:08 AM
  5. Happiness, Children, and Are you that one girl?
    By Wolf in forum The Fluff Zone
    Replies: 66
    Last Post: 05-18-2007, 03:53 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO