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Mark de LA says ...
As you folks munge away truth & reality to the thinnest shareable residue of what you call experience notice how warm & fuzzy you feel about said beliefs & stories:
In NLP a belief is a feeling qualia about the meaning of something – which you of course have to put in words or memes in order pass them along . So you folks in 24534 have been arguing about the thinnest self-proof of something meaning something . Wait till you grock ‘empty & meaningless” & see what happens.


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Si says
I have not talked about what beliefs are mark. I have only talked about how beliefs affect the reality experience and how one can change them. I will leave what they are to the guru’s, or “not your guru’s”, as the case may be  

Empty and meaningless is a highly desirable state I go to every morning for at least 15 minutes and often several more times a day. It is the best way to reset the reality experience and move it along.  

Mark de LA says
Yeah, I talked about them where you got this fork in NLP terms; your munging beliefs & reality probably proving: 

Credo quia absurdum

    – Tertulian (I believe because it is absurd)

Mark de LA says
Etymology of the word (
believe (v.)
Old English belyfan "to have faith or confidence" (in a person), earlier geleafa (Mercian), gelefa (Northumbrian), gelyfan (West Saxon), from Proto-Germanic *ga-laubjan "to believe," perhaps literally "hold dear (or valuable, or satisfactory), to love" (source also of Old Saxon gilobian "believe," Dutch geloven, Old High German gilouben, German glauben), ultimately a compound based on PIE root *leubh- "to care, desire, love" (see belief). 

Meaning "be persuaded of the truth of" (a doctrine, system, religion, etc.) is from mid-13c.; meaning "credit upon the grounds of authority or testimony without complete demonstration, accept as true" is from early 14c. General sense "be of the opinion, think" is from c. 1300. Related: Believed (formerly occasionally beleft); believing. 

The form beleeve was common till 17c., the spelling then changed, perhaps by influence of relieve, etc. To believe on instead of in was more common in 16c. but now is a peculiarity of theology; believe of also sometimes was used in 17c. Expression believe it or not attested by 1874; Robert Ripley’s newspaper cartoon of the same name is from 1918. Emphatic you better believe attested from 1854.

Mark de LA says
Etymology of the word etymology ()
etymology (n.)
late 14c., ethimolegia "facts of the origin and development of a word," from Old French etimologie, ethimologie (14c., Modern French étymologie), from Latin etymologia, from Greek etymologia "analysis of a word to find its true origin," properly "study of the true sense (of a word)," with -logia "study of, a speaking of" (see -logy) + etymon "true sense," neuter of etymos "true, real, actual," related to eteos "true," which perhaps is cognate with Sanskrit satyah, Gothic sunjis, Old English soð "true." 

Latinized by Cicero as veriloquium. In classical times, with reference to meanings; later, to histories. Classical etymologists, Christian and pagan, based their explanations on allegory and guesswork, lacking historical records as well as the scientific method to analyze them, and the discipline fell into disrepute that lasted a millennium. Flaubert ["Dictionary of Received Ideas"] wrote that the general view was that etymology was "the easiest thing in the world with the help of Latin and a little ingenuity." 

As a modern branch of linguistic science treating of the origin and evolution of words, from 1640s. As "account of the particular history of a word" from mid-15c. Related: Etymological; etymologically.

Mark de LA says
Funny thingy found in the   … (satire) … see the above comment.

znuz, eh?

Mark de LA says
The flip side of the leftist meme-word “bullying” is “agitating or provoking” . Some call it baiting . He who “baits” another who is bigger, stronger or has weapons is likely to “bully” you if you bait .  Maybe use some common sense & let your ego rest in quiet somewhere else. null
xor (urban dictionary):


An excuse a troll uses upon posting an idiotic thread or reply to a messageboard. Usually said after said troll is flamed and shown of ones idiocy.

Si says
Nope mark, bullying is striking down others, or their ideas, in order to elevate one’s self and one’s own feeling of security.

When one realizes that one’s self is all there is. Then one no longer feels a need to bully.  

Notice I don’t strike down your ideas … I only tell you what they are and what the alternatives are. Your ideas have equal value. That is why, even though I mirror you, I don’t bully you.

Mark de LA says
Yep, @N you illustrated your point by your first Nope! null

Seth says
Well if I actually realize i am all there is, 
i would not tell others
because I would  already know null

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