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  • I just finished reading Significance of Worship and Prayer Among the Epicureans on the forum Filebase and it stirred up a flurry of thoughts which I’m putting down here. This is one attempt at distilling and resolving of some of the discussion from Reverence and Awe in Epicurean Philosophy; from the discussion I’m pretty sure several of us are going through a similar process! Epicurus didn't do away with the gods but felt that he had reasoned out their true nature. Since his reasoning began with…
  • Great questions Don ! The generative force could easily and incorrectly be renamed the Generative Force (or simply The Force ). Obviously I'm still grappling with this, and there's probably a better word or phrase for what I'm trying to describe. It is a purely materialist process. It is how life originally evolved out of inert material, what causes plants to sprout and grow, flowers to bloom and to open and close with the cycle of the sun. It is energy from the sun providing fuel for life. It's…
  • (Quote) Elayne I'm with you on this and would enjoy hearing you make the case if you have the time or inclination. Much of my grasp comes intuitively; I always derive benefit from your science based approach.
  • Elayne, nothing wrong with thinking poetically LOL! I think I'll read this book, it looks right on point.