Originally posted by neil67d Recently joined this site.
Why do people want to discuss religion on a chess website?
Do the participants think anyone is going to be swayed by the arguments?
Haven't yet seen any posts along the lines of "..never seen it that way before... I've actually been totally wrong...glad you pointed that out"
Gosh, you know, I've been posting on the Spirituality website for a good (ha! we all know there's no such thing as good!) five years, and, quite frankly, your post was spot on: no one has ever changed, except maybe for the worse.
In fact, I'd go so far as to say, I've never seen it that way before. I've actually been totally wrong. Glad that you pointed that out.
now we appreciate that what affords us so much enjoyment in chess is really the same thing for all of us, be it for the layman who sees nothing finer in chess than the sacrificial combination or be it the expert who marvels at the far reaching scheme of the game. It is the triumph of intellect and genius over lack of imagination; the triumph of personality over materialism - Reti
is not the triumph of imagination and originality of thought over what is merely material not spiritual? for the materialists holds that there is no reality other than what one may see and touch, to those who are spiritually minded, there are other realities.
I don't know how to quote you in my post, so will have to do this slowly.
Your first paragraph deciphered says,
'what we enjoy in chess is the triumph of intellect and genius over lack of imagination'
That seems fair enough.
'The triumph of imagination over materialism', where does that come from? Do you know how to formulate a logical argument? Cos leaping from a fairly uncontroversial predicate to a totally unsubstantiated and even unrelated postulate just ain't on.
I suggest you are deliberately using mystification to confuse the issue.