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  •  If you denigrate "pragmatic linear thinking"... (0+ / 0-) should turn your computer off and disconnect your internet connection—because the only reason it's there, and the only reason you're able to connect to others using a massive worldwide computer network, is because decades' worth of pragmatic linear-thinking engineers and pragmatic linear-thinking designers and pragmatic linear-thinking programmers thought and acted in linear and pragmatic ways to create devices that could translate your and my thoughts into electrons and enable those thoughts to be communicated to others almost instantaneously.

    I don't tell you how to live your life, or how to deal with your spirituality or consciousness; you have no right to tell me how to live mine, or to tell me that my way of thinking or being is inferior to your own.

    If someone came onto this site telling us that those who have accepted Christianity were somehow "awakened" or "balanced" in a way that made them superior to all those rational, linear thinkers, he or she would be HRed into next Tuesday for religious proselytization—and rightly so.

    Kindly tell me how what you are saying here, that those who have attained the spiritual enlightenment you favor are superior to "pragmatic linear thinkers," is any different, aside from the religion you're pushing.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 11:15:08 AM PST

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    •  WRONG (2+ / 0-)
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      Einstein said that many of his great ideas were first sort of dreamed up, using more of his artistic or imaginary mind first and employing logic to support it.

      So clearly I am not pushing a religion.  I am saying that the society indoctrinates us all into a rather rigid way of thinking relative to what is possible.  

      Using linear thinking clearly has its application, as does being pragmatic.  It is only when one is trapped, lacking balance and tragically limited in range by these forces that it becomes a problem when attempting to see the big picture..


      by EricAllenBell on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 11:32:10 AM PST

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