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  1. Imagineering
    Today 09:52 PM
    Imagineering
    Nevermind.
  2. Imagineering
    Today 01:41 AM
    Imagineering
    Saw a great inventor's video on the solidworks site too who had all these ideas about packaging. Anyway he made these packaging machines that could constantly improve over a lifetime. Really neat stuff.
  3. Imagineering
    Today 01:37 AM
    Imagineering
    you think unrealistic otherwise? After one is past their twenties? I think just getting in there and doing it would be ideal anyway. School dulls me. For me it's like being blunted. I lose acuity in the world.
  4. Imagineering
    Yesterday 11:06 PM
    Imagineering
    Is that school online? I wouldn't mind doing something like this myself. I'm pretty bored sitting at a desk. Making watches looks fun!
  5. Ghoster
    Yesterday 05:55 PM
    Ghoster
    Oh. Being a Satanist doesn't necessarily mean I'm opposed to other gods. In fact, many Satanists acknowledge and even worship a variety of gods and simply choose to focus on Satan.

    The story of how I became a Satanist is interesting. I was first introduced to it by my brother and began researching it extensively. I read just about every credible source on Satanism there is, and learned about how 'multicultural' it is. There are a lot of sects and varying beliefs, but we are generally very accepting of Satanists who think differently than we do because we understand that they have had different experiences to lead them to their conclusion. Anyways, after a few weeks of research, I simply sat down and both aloud and in my head addressed Satan and asked for some sort of proof. I said that I couldn't a Satanist without it. A few seconds after I said that, I was overwhelmed by an extremely positive energy. Unlike anything words can describe. I was in complete euphoria for an unknown amount of time. After it stopped, I sat in silence for a few seconds and considered the possibility of a coincidence. So I asked for more proof. After a few seconds nothing was happening, and I was just about to get up, convinced that it was a coincidence. But then I felt the same thing -- slightly less intense, but the same thing still. Then I went into a shock-type state for a bit, then denial, then accepted it. After the shock and denying what happened, I decided I was going to be a Satanist.

    Eventually I did a dedication ritual of sorts. Some people would call it selling your soul to the devil, but it's not, really. It's more or less what the name suggests -- a promise of dedication. But by "dedication", I mean that I won't decide to become a devout Christian or anything like that because the religion slanders Satan. If I break that promise, not a lot happens except that (assuming Satan is real) I can't count on his trust, aid, etc anymore. The ritual isn't mandatory by any means, though. I decided that I wanted to do it.

    I still don't really know if what I felt was my own doing or Satan giving me some proof. It's one of my experiences that vouch for Satan being a real entity. I was a militant atheist at the time, so I expecting absolutely nothing to happen. This rules out both the placebo effect and religious ecstasy, so I'm left wondering.
  6. Imagineering
    Yesterday 05:41 PM
    Imagineering
    Nice watch. I saw this really neat neat watch making company in the UK somewhere. Can't find it now. No time. I will find it eventually and link you. I think you'd appreciate what these guys were up to. They are making some great watches. In the mean time, have you ever considered one of those watch classes online? Looks like a really fun hobby.
  7. Ghoster
    Yesterday 03:48 PM
    Ghoster
    Well, it very clearly instructs people to not worship or acknowledge any other gods (lest they face God's wrath), so that usually scares people into submission.
  8. Ghoster
    Yesterday 03:37 PM
    Ghoster
    About 2.5 million, and that's only where numbers were given. It's actually much, much, much higher when you consider the great flood, Soddom, Gomorrah, Egypt, etc.
  9. Ghoster
    Yesterday 03:24 PM
    Ghoster
    It is kind of funny. Although, it should be noted that the 7(?) Satan killed were because God commanded him to.

    \_(ツ)_/
  10. Ghoster
    Yesterday 02:49 PM
    Ghoster
    No, I've never seen it, although even having bad plans for humanity goes kind of against what's in the Bible as far as I know. Really, the only reason he's seen as "evil" is because he takes people away from God. Even the Bible shows him being a voice of reason, giving humanity knowledge, challenging authority, etc.
  11. Ghoster
    Yesterday 08:41 AM
    Ghoster
    It's an important doctrine, especially when dealing with religion and spirituality. It's very easy for many people to get caught up in beliefs and dogma. Critical thinking 'keeps you in your place', so to speak. It stops you from turning into a crazy preacher. An open mind is a happy soul.
  12. Ghoster
    Yesterday 08:35 AM
    Ghoster
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  13. Ghoster
    Yesterday 08:25 AM
    Ghoster
    I'm unsure. I'm divided between thinking that much of what I feel is internal, and thinking that it is from an external source. I've had experiences that vouch for both. What I do know for sure is that if there is a Satan, the things Christians, Jews, and Muslims say about him are very wrong. It's important to keep in mind that Satan and demons are simply the old gods. At the rise of Christianity, the gods from ancient polytheistic religions were made out to be evil, when in fact they were not. These 'demons' were worshiped for centuries, if not millennia.

    It's important to note that the root word of 'demon' is 'daemon', which the ancient Greeks used as a label for almost any any divine/supernatural/spiritual entity. It wasn't used to describe evil entities until Christianity because Christianity made them evil.

    When you look at it objectively, it's easy to see that the theatrical evil that people think of when they hear "Satanism" is nothing but slander and pop culture. Mind you, there are a handful of idiots who buy into this pop culture and consider it the real thing... they are seen by Satanists as Westboro Baptist Church is seen by Christians. They are the crazy, idiotic extremists and are not welcome. We mostly consider them stupid attention seekers who simply like the idea of coming off as dark, evil, and mysterious.
  14. Ghoster
    07-22-2014 09:11 PM
    Ghoster
    Well, that's the thing. They don't get it at all. Their own personal philosophy has led them to believe there are no gods and they find it unfathomable that other people's philosophy leads them to a different conclusion. They think that there is one "correct" path that your mind should take to arrive at their conclusion.

    In my case, I find that many people don't understand why I'm a Satanist and enjoy Magick and rituals and whatnot... it's not because I think I'm casting a hex on someone or anything like that. It's because nothing compares to the feeling of ritual ecstasy. There's something about rituals and magick that can induce emotional and spiritual responses in you that you never thought possible. But nobody is willing to think about that. Everyone just assumes I eat babies, stab old people, sacrifice animals, or whatever other wacky shit they got from the movies. And the funny thing is, it's often atheists who are the quickest to jump to those conclusions. But, you know... whatcha gonna do?
  15. Ghoster
    07-22-2014 04:38 PM
    Ghoster
    That kind of relates back to what I posted in that one thread. Everything else they have philosophized about can be mentally played with and analyzed. But as soon as they philosophize about divinity, a bunch of people stick their noses in the air and refuse to consider their divine philosophies as they would the others.
  16. Ghoster
    07-22-2014 02:49 PM
    Ghoster
    Yeah, that's a better way to put it. "Atheist" and "theist" are restricting. Free thought doesn't restrict you. Free thought is using your own philosophy and intelligence to come to your own conclusion, and doesn't necessarily force you to 'pick sides', so to speak.
  17. Madden
    07-18-2014 08:45 PM
    Madden
    I think that's an excellent price, actually!
  18. Madden
    07-18-2014 08:34 PM
    Madden
    Oh, the Westminster chime...I love that....and every 15 minutes, too.

    I must say, it's a very handsome clock. Strong-looking. Can I ask how much you paid? I'm just curious.

    It does indeed look abbey-like, actually!

    I'm no wood-finishing expert, but would it be a bad idea to try a little paint thinner? ... on a rag, lightly wipe some inconspicuous spot, to see what the wood's like underneath? Or is there some other kind of wood cleaner that could be used?

    That was really nice of the clock guy to give you replacement fabric. I'm reminded of the big radios from that era. We used to own one (I bought it from someone who had kept it tucked away for decades), and it had that fabric bit - except, because it was kept protected (and away from light), it was in mint condition.

    Would you mind posting another pic once you've restored the clock?
  19. Madden
    07-18-2014 05:27 PM
    Madden
    Oh, it's awesome!

    I won't tell a soul.

    What style is that, and is it an antique?
  20. Ghoster
    07-18-2014 03:15 PM
    Ghoster
    Oh yeah. Glad I'm not the only one to realize it. They think they're liberating themselves from herd mentality and fundamentalism, but really all they're doing is changing their group and thinking themselves superior for it.

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