I Want a Third Pill

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    Timothy G Reynolds March 22, 2013

    What an interesting way to form the question. Religion forms and informs reality for its adherents. Can reality be described as a set of acceptable desires? Further, if we do not desire the reality to which others adhere, are we somehow disconnected from the other and is it as if we are still in the matrix? Lots of questions for me…
    Peace,
    Tim

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    Timothy G Reynolds March 22, 2013

    I must admit the second question is even more intriguing. It excites me for some yet unknown reason, but I cannot articulate the why, the how or the what.
    Peace,
    Tim

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    Adam Howie March 22, 2013

    In regards to the second question, I think that as a creative-type its something that is easier to digest. In some ways I have been asking and trying to answer that question for years as my personal domain is “reality of dreams”, was born of the idea that reality is our dreams given form, and my company is called “Illusionary Constructs” because of the idea of making what is imagined physical fit with being an artist/designer.

    As for it means, I guess it is like looking at an artwork, you see the reality of the piece what it physically represents but in reality that is the illusion the truth of teh painting is buried in its interpretation and its meaning to the viewer? It is also I guess part of what drives me artistically is to not only take what is real, or what is imagined. and put it on canvas, but to delve even deeper and see what truth can be found in either the illusion or the reality and give it form.

    Of course wither or not this going to help me form the artwork based on todays study is another thing entirely 😉

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    Ronald W Alliston March 23, 2013

    I am not able to wrap my head around this hardly at all. I don’t even get this.

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    Ronald W Alliston March 23, 2013

    I am not able to wrap my head around this hardly at all. I don’t even get this.

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    Ronald W Alliston March 23, 2013

    I am not able to wrap my head around this hardly at all. I don’t even get this.

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    Paul March 25, 2013

    Makes me think of Bellah’s Habits of the Heart and the idea that “actions become attitudes” or “the act teaches the meaning of the act”.

    We tend to “think” we choose our everyday desires based on cognitive ideas about the good, when in fact an education of desire steers our decision making process from the “low track” level of preconscious processing. Repeated actions become habits become identities become destinies become the illusion of freedom, which is our reality.

    I’ve said this in other posts, but the idea of value-free public space is an illusion. Rather than gods, we have the invisible hand of the market, rather than priests, we have politicos and bankers. The separation of church/state seems essential, but let us not pretend that ideology doesn’t infuse the public space. I suppose I think a world where fictionalizing agents are recognized as such, and permitted to compete in dialogue and debate is a better world than pretending either (1) there are no narratives guiding the public space or (2) that religion is the one true narrative, relegated as it is to the private sphere.

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