i held respect for this site because of the beneficial questions aimed to questing the truth. However, now i am feeling reluctant and not interested this site more and more, and this is because of the delusional and irrational type of questions being posted such that pose an offensive and challenging tone which i believe is contrary to spirituality and more like satanic nature. Some other types of question which are also filling up the page inquire about gaining material and status... etc, but doesn't that contradict to a quest that is inward, the theme is supposed to be inward quest right?
The problem is these question are dominating the page and i can hardly find a sensible and beneficial discussion. This does not mean generalizing, because i've also found many useful and respectful discussions, but there's a big lack of tolerance towards certain questions ,and there needs to be done lot of moderating so that the website doesnt loose its teaching /learing/seeking aim and disappoint inward questers. Thank you for respecting, Salam and peace.
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answered 03 Mar '13, 15:26
Springflower, I think many good comments were made here in response to your post. I've been contributing to IQ for about four years now and here is what I do.....the questions and comments that I am not interested in, I skip over (as Wade mentioned). The ones I am interested in or like, I read and perhaps respond to. I sometimes even post a thought or question if I feel inclined to. Sometimes I skim over things and don't feel like participating at all. Sometimes I read and ponder everything. I call all of my own shots here at IQ and so do you! And that's wonderful. We have all kinds come to visit, some only for a few moments, some for a long time. That's all good too. You probably know the old adage, "Take what you like and leave the rest." All perspectives are welcome, and I love that.
answered 05 Mar '13, 16:36
I may be stating the obvious here @springflower , taken from your own question "there's a big lack of tolerance towards certain questions" yet isn't this exactly what you are doing with the questiom
"What's with these delusional and irrational types of questions being posted "
This site is where everyone can pose a question no matter how irrelevant to another, including yours . I love the freedom to come here , get others perspective's even one's that at times can make one feel uncomfortable yet still give pause for thought. Thank you to all past present and yet to come Questers, Teachers and New found Friends for the opportunity to share and be part of each others evolutionary journey , even those who feel the need to make a Grand Exit, Also to Simon for providing this Amazing gathering Place , Love You All ♥♥♥
answered 04 Mar '13, 19:19
The amount of questions including all past questions must be considered. There are many times questions that are not interesting to me. These are questions I skip, there is no problem with that to me. I may go off wondering around until I find something I like even if it is three years old.
I just in fact awarded best answer to two questions I posted so long ago that I had forgot about them. Someone dug them up and gave me answers I really liked that fit best answer.
A lot of times I'll see relationship questions come up. I really don't come here for those. I will not deny someone the privilege of getting the help that, he or she needs.
One very interesting thing I can say from an inward perspective is the posts seem in a pattern with peaks and ebbs. I have to wonder if charted if the future posts could be predictable....
With everything being energy it would seem so.
answered 03 Mar '13, 15:56
it may be a sign of our times
in time the catharsis may give
answered 04 Mar '13, 18:57
Hi.. I feel this site is a very positive energy group of people who are sharing many views, & discussions. And my observation is that there is some anger directed to some of the discussions posted here. And anger is a control issue, not coming from a place of love. So, maybe you'll feel better if you move on to something else... with peace, joy, & love, sincerly Tommy xo
Here is one definition of delusion that I found.
So in other words, when you say "what's with these delusional types of questions being posted" you are actually saying, "why are your beliefs different than mine and why are you not conforming to the way that I prefer you to be?"
Just because one person may share information or ask a question that (in your personal unique reality of belief) may seem false, irrational, dogmatic, or illusionary, doesn't mean that is how the people you are referring to see it at all.
Your beliefs mold and shape the evidence that you receive and see in your reality, just the same as the person who asks the question. Both different perspectives are valid.
There are quite a few questions and answers that I personally don't resonate with but that doesn't mean they aren't valid in some way or valid to other people. I just skip what I don't like (as others have already mentioned) and continue searching until something gives me inspiration to read or answer. Everything in this earth experience has it place or it wouldn't even exist in the first place.
Also, if you feel that the main IQ page is filled with topics you don't resonate with or like, you can always find a few different Tags to click on where you know there will only be discussion about the topics you enjoy the most. I noticed there are a lot of great questions and answers from years ago that I never would have known about without using the tag button.
I see this life as experience and growth and tend to avoid the path with the thorny bushes that I don't prefer and take the path with the smoothest trail. It would be a very boring world if we all had the same exact interests and preferences. Just focus on subjects that feel right to you and leave the rest behind.
I see the definitions of "delusional" and "irrational" simply as someone having a different experience than mine. They are no better or no worse. They are just choosing a different viewpoint to experience life from.
answered 05 Mar '13, 18:40
You are a muslim, as many of your questions indicate. That means, assuming you believe in the historicity of islamic scripture, that you believe a man called Mohammad channeled a book known as the Qu'ran from a being known as Gabriel. I am sure there are muslims who see the islamic scriptures as a collection of parables written by arab mystics and if you are one of them, why don't you start a thread on the meaning of those parables?
You don't seem to be though, so what you believe, as I see it, is that this holy book was channeled by a man who was primarily interested in two things: pillaging the wealth of those around him and having sex with as many women as possible. So much so that he wasn't satisfied with having an unlimited number of slave girls in his harem, he had to actually make himself an exception to the four wives limit. In order to gather followers, he promised this very thing, wealth and sex, to those that obeyed him. Those that survived the battles he sent them on would be rewarded with wealth and sex on earth and those that did not would be rewarded with it in heaven.
I know this because I read your scriptures, and I am not judging at all. God gave him the means to satisfy the desires of his flesh and more than that, God gave him those desires. My question is, based on what are you judging the questions here? Would you prefer a discussion on when it is appropriate to rape a woman or beat up your wife? Both questions which I am sure Mohammad would view as entirely natural and valid. I have nothing against such a discussion, I just don't see how the active questions we have are of a lower quality than that. What is delusional/irrational about the questions presented?
Following the comment that i made to Starlight "you hit the nail on the head now watch out for the rebound" i feel like i've just been hit by the rebound ... let me explain;
As releaser99 so clearly explains "thoughts are judgments about neutral reality. If you judge something in neutral reality as being good, you have a good feeling. If you judge something in neutral reality as being bad, you have a bad feeling. ... everything in this world is neutral. Nothing has meaning".
The only reason why we post answers here on IQ is because we are motivated by feelings. Therefore everyone, including myself, who has commented or posted an answer to this question has done so because they have had enough motivating feeling to do so ... we are all acting as judges.
Humans are emotional beings, in other words whenever we feel an emotion, whether we exteriorize it or not, whether we render it obvious to all by posting it on IQ, it's judgment.
Have you ever had the impression of going round in circles? :)
answered 06 Mar '13, 03:50
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