1. Felicific Forest
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    25 Apr '05 15:511 edit
    There must be lots of them on the site ...... but where are they, the searchers who want to explore and experience the "divine", the Bayesian god-searchers, the believers who want to "feel" god, the Wiccans, the people who think the divine can only be found inside themselves .......... or those who believe the Universal Force is in fact god.

    Where are you ? Please introduce yourselves to the RHP community.
  2. Standard memberroyalchicken
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    25 Apr '05 15:57
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    There must be lots of them on the site ...... but where are they, the searchers who want to explore and experience the "divine", the Baysian god-searchers, the believers who want to "feel" god, the Wiccans, the people who think the divine can only be found inside themselves .......... or those who believe the Universal Force is in fact god.

    Where are you ? Please introduce yourselves to the RHP community.
    What's a Bayesian god-searcher? I don't know if anyone considers a Bayesian interpretation of probability to be divine 😛.
  3. Felicific Forest
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    25 Apr '05 15:59
    Originally posted by royalchicken
    What's a Bayesian god-searcher? I don't know if anyone considers a Bayesian interpretation of probability to be divine 😛.

    Telerion will enlighten us in that regard I'm sure. Please check out his Forum avatar box.
  4. Standard memberroyalchicken
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    25 Apr '05 16:041 edit
    Originally posted by ivanhoe

    Telerion will enlighten us in that regard I'm sure. Please check out his Forum avatar box.
    Ah. Well, Telerion is some kind of stats/economics expert, and one posted a survey/puzzle which lent itself well to analysis by Bayesian probability IIRC, and he's also in the (secular) WP, so I assume he's taking the piss. Then again, there could be a Bayesian Godsearching movement I'm unaware of.

    Telly?

    EDIT Actually, you're the man to ask: is Telerion in the Pack? Who else is?
  5. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    25 Apr '05 16:08
    Originally posted by royalchicken
    Then again, there could be a Bayesian Godsearching movement I'm unaware of.
    Bayes would turn in his grave, given that this was true.
  6. Standard memberroyalchicken
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    25 Apr '05 16:191 edit
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Bayes would turn in his grave, given that this was true.
    Well, he was a Reverend, and I don't think he would necessarily endorse interpreting probabilities as subjective levels of belief just because the theorem bearing his name is used in conjunction with this idea; 'Bayesian probability' is something of a misnomer. Therefore, I don't know why he'd necessarily object to such a hypothetical movement.

    EDIT Oh fvck! That was a joke! Nicely done.
  7. Standard memberRingtailhunter
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    25 Apr '05 17:22
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    There must be lots of them on the site ...... but where are they, the searchers who want to explore and experience the "divine", the Bayesian god-searchers, the believers who want to "feel" god, the Wiccans, the people who think the divine can only be found inside themselves .......... or those who believe the Universal Force is in fact god.

    Where are you ? Please introduce yourselves to the RHP community.
    Yo!

    Don't you mean Old age?

    New agers chase after triangles and rocks and whatever is hip an happenin, not that there is anything wrong with that.


    My Goddess nursed your God.

    RTh
  8. Standard memberthesonofsaul
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    25 Apr '05 18:14
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    There must be lots of them on the site ...... but where are they, the searchers who want to explore and experience the "divine", the Bayesian god-searchers, the believers who want to "feel" god, the Wiccans, the people who think the divine can only be found inside themselves .......... or those who believe the Universal Force is in fact god.

    Where are you ? Please introduce yourselves to the RHP community.
    You don't want to "feel" God? And what is the Universal Force?

    ... --- ...
  9. Felicific Forest
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    25 Apr '05 18:564 edits
    Originally posted by thesonofsaul
    You don't want to "feel" God? And what is the Universal Force?

    ... --- ...
    I asked you in some other thread, I forgot which one, what kind of theist you are, because you stated earlier you are a "Non-Christian" theist. What are you ?

    Would you consider yourself to be a New Ager, SoS ?

    EDIT: Your questions should best be answered by New Agers. I would make a mess of it, I'm sure.

    EDIT II: I certainly don't want to "feel" God. I don't know what that is and I don't know what I should be expecting to "feel".

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    25 Apr '05 19:02
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    There must be lots of them on the site ...... but where are they, the searchers who want to explore and experience the "divine", the Bayesian god-searchers, the believers who want to "feel" god, the Wiccans, the people who think the divine can only be found inside themselves .......... or those who believe the Universal Force is in fact god.

    Where are you ? Please introduce yourselves to the RHP community.
    Wicca, for one thing, while paying homage to the Horned God (the Celtic Cernunnos), is largely focussed on the Goddess as its central basis of devotion, and as such is largely a feminine tradition. Chess playing is largely a masculine tradition. I'd venture that close to 95% of RHP chessplayers are male. In Wicca, probably 80 to 90% of participants are female. So the odds of finding a Wiccan chessplayer are relatively remote, although I'm sure they exist.

    Even the New Age movement, though no longer as clearly defined as it was during its Shirley MacClaine-inspired hey days of the 1980s, has always been predominantly female, 70 to 80%, I'd estimate. Male New Agers certainly exist but their focus is more concerned with the mystical/spiritual, and less with the intensely rational/competitive element that is the hallmark of a game like chess.

    Older, traditional, masculine-based religions like Christianity and philosophical approaches such as athiesm would seem to go hand in hand with older, traditional, conceptual/competitive games like chess, and hence the overwhelming concern this chess community has with Christianity and/or atheism in its discussion forums.

    By the way, concerning alternative spiritualites and chess, one marked exception to all that was Aleister Crowley, the notorious Hermetic magus and scholar of Eastern spirituality, who was also a strong chessplayer, about 2000 level.
  11. NY
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    28 Apr '05 04:50
    Originally posted by Metamorphosis
    Wicca, for one thing, while paying homage to the Horned God (the Celtic Cernunnos), is largely focussed on the Goddess as its central basis of devotion, and as such is largely a feminine tradition. Chess playing is largely a masculine tradition. I'd venture that close to 95% of RHP chessplayers are male. In Wicca, probably 80 to 90% of participants ar ...[text shortened]... magus and scholar of Eastern spirituality, who was also a strong chessplayer, about 2000 level.
    YAY UNBAN! so im here(wiccan) and Metamorphosis... your forgetting that there are various "paths" of Wicca... mine being Eclectic i do worship primarily the Tripple Goddess... but never forgetting the balllancing effects of The Horned God... and truthfully... my old Coven was 80% male... and yeah.. newage makes us sound like a buncha pyramid meditating crystal freaks... not that im not..lol... but theres so much more... so... blah.... all i gotta say..

    p.s. did i mention YAY UNBAN... (I H8 STANG)
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    hey, sorry it took me so long to get here but I was casting some spells and I just finished.. whats up?
  13. Standard memberNyxie
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    30 Apr '05 06:52
    Originally posted by Metamorphosis
    Wicca, for one thing, while paying homage to the Horned God (the Celtic Cernunnos), is largely focussed on the Goddess as its central basis of devotion, and as such is largely a feminine tradition. Chess playing is largely a masculine tradition. I'd venture that close to 95% of RHP chessplayers are male. In Wicca, probably 80 to 90% of participants ar ...[text shortened]... magus and scholar of Eastern spirituality, who was also a strong chessplayer, about 2000 level.
    'I can play at tafl,
    Nine skills I know,
    Rarely forget I the runes,
    I know of books and smithing,
    I know how to slide on skis,
    Shoot and row, well enough;
    Each of two arts I know,
    Harp-playing and speaking poetry.'
    --- Earl Rognvaldr Kali (Gordon 155, translated by Christie Ward )


    http://www.heorot.dk/tafl/

    A little bit of history from my ancestral people. A neat board game. Many ancient religions were not so male dominated. I would say this has some bearing on why they are being reborn now. In an age of enlightment as we seek to better ourselves and become true equals with each other.

    Nyxie
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  14. Standard memberRingtailhunter
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    30 Apr '05 16:23
    Originally posted by Nyxie
    'I can play at tafl,
    Nine skills I know,
    Rarely forget I the runes,
    I know of books and smithing,
    I know how to slide on skis,
    Shoot and row, well enough;
    Each of two arts I know,
    Harp-playing and speaking poetry.'
    --- Earl Rognvaldr Kali (Gordon 155, translated by Christie Ward )


    http://www.heorot.dk/tafl/

    A little bit of history from my an ...[text shortened]... t as we seek to better ourselves and become true equals with each other.

    Nyxie
    the Valkyrja
    Before the newer religions women were responsible for the spiritual health of the people. They played a more dominant role.


    RTh
  15. Standard memberfrogstomp
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    30 Apr '05 20:211 edit
    Originally posted by Ringtailhunter
    Before the newer religions women were responsible for the spiritual health of the people. They played a more dominant role.


    RTh
    That was mostly due to being hunter-gatherers where the men were off hunting and not strutting their macho selves around the farm, saying things like "MUSH YOU %@#% OX ,WE gotta get the plowing done" . and the women absolutely refused to walk behind automatic fertilizing plows.
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