Forum posts made by rafael

Topic Would you sell yourself?
Posted 15 Jan 2018 12:31

I cant believe how good looking the women are on this site - amazing. It was only recently I realised that most of the avatars are of the actual site member. And the hotter they are - the dirtier the sex they write - truly shocking language etc - real xxx rated. Guys are tame by comparison.

So anyway - I have paid out for sex about 15 times in my life - and dont regret any - even if I didnt get off that well - I always enjoyed meeting the girls as they were all very nice and one or two were truly mind blowing. the first few girls I saw nothing much happened with me - but you need the right one that presses the hot buttons - and after 3 or 4 flat punts I found my girl, hottest body I've ever seen - ah that's worth paying for - her ass turned me on so much when she was on all fours I felt myself cumming every time I tried to penetrate her - in the end I had to turn her round and fuck her mish.

But I digress - would I fuck for money? No, because I'm a quick cummer and would have to refund every time. That's ok when you pay - but not when you get paid to lay.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 15 Jan 2018 05:57



LOL! Where did I claim "certainty"? Where did I claim "everything"?
Having identified and dismissing the opening Strawman fallacies , I shall move on to the relevant portion of your critique of the proposition – a proposition with which I agree – that I have any basis to accept there exist minds other than my own. For example, that I assume you have a mind.

The evidence:

As your behavior (behavior here being defined by the posting of comments to this thread) and the behavior of the other conversers with whom I’ve been privileged to exchange posts (exchanging here means a temporal sequence of posts, each referring to a prior post, with the collection having a common focus) is broadly consistent with my behavior (ref "behavior" above), I infer that the source of the posts other than mine originate from an entity broadly consistent with me. As I have a mind, and as I post, I am comfortable with the notion that the posts to this thread that are not mine originate from those who, like me, have a mind of their own.

Feel free to question the validity of inference. For the purpose of this discussion (Are there minds other than my own), and with apologies to Bertrand, I define it to be admissible.




There's a leap of faith in your inference of course - as god believers have never, as far as I know, seen or heard god, but read what they take as his words - in the same way you have inferred my existence (as a mind at least) from similar evidence.

How do you reconcile that?

Topic When a new piece just devours you.
Posted 14 Jan 2018 21:56

So then, may we say writing is a passion. Moreover, in a way, it is not us who writes the story, but the story writes itself, and we are just its medium. Yes, this sounds counter-intuitive but it is the current belief, and was the past believe, of many well known writers. It is, as I said originally, a passion.
I have been writing and researching, researching and writing, a history book about Manchuria for over 40 years. What is making me have to publish soon? My age. If I don't publish now, it may not be published at all. What a waste of a life! MINE! It, my son said, is "becoming my Great White."

In his song, "I Shall Be Released" Dylan sings, "when I paint my masterpiece." Writing can take us over and take over our lives if what you are that passionate about is that potent an aphrodisiac to you. Dylan finishes, "I see my life comes shining, from the West down to the East. Any day now. Any day now. I shall be released."

I know a man of 80 who is still working on his first novel.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 14 Jan 2018 21:11


The data I accept as evidence corroborate that proposition.

Please supply one example of such evidence and how you know for certain that everything you perceive is not just created by your imagination/mind.

Topic Help! Mum has written a book.
Posted 14 Jan 2018 08:33

I think she's got the message.

She proudly told me she would not do a vanity publication.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 14 Jan 2018 07:34


With apologies to St. Luke ...
Leave now, your faith has saved you.

Do you accept that there exist minds other than your own?

Topic When a new piece just devours you.
Posted 10 Jan 2018 11:59

My curse is not obsession. It's perfectionism (okay, okay... that is an obsession). I write. I delete. I rewrite. Over and over, ad absurdum! I have over a dozen stories in the works at any one time. One I have been working on for over 7 years. There have been only two or three stories I have started and completed within the span of a few days. Not because I was passionately obsessed with getting them finished, but because they almost literally wrote themselves. I LOVE when that happens!

sounds a bit like me.

I just deleted 500 words on this story and re-wrote

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 09 Jan 2018 02:13

BTM - on sunday somebody knocked on our door asking

Do You believe in Jesus.

how would you reply to that?

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 09 Jan 2018 02:12


I'm surprised that you don't see how.
The scientific data and knowledge available neither prove nor disprove that the universe was created by a sentient being.
The scientific data and knowledge available neither prove nor disprove that the way observation influences results of the double slit experiment defies the rules of classical logic

Edit: some more clarification.
Chryses does not take a position on believing or not believing because either position lacks sufficient evidence to persuade him.
I do not take a position on whether the outcome of the double-slit experiment defies classical logic or not because either position lacks sufficient evidence to persuade me.

well - that's not saying much though.

there are thousands of metaphysical questions that leave classical logic helpless.

does that mean classical logic is inadequate? maybe its the wrong tool.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 08 Jan 2018 11:07


Classical logic can only be used if we know all the operands and operators involved. We don't. We can't even describe the mechanics that lead to the phenomenon. Until we can, it's impossible to determine if it follows or defies the rules of classical logic. In a way, that's similar to your take on the belief in a sentient creator.

really? how?

Topic When a new piece just devours you.
Posted 08 Jan 2018 06:14

It happens to me all the time. I think if a story doesn't consume every waking (and most sleeping) moments of your day, you aren't truly a writer! I can't tell you how many sleepless nights I've had, rolling a story around in my head, "writing" it as I thought about it and having to go over it and over it until I could get a chance to write it down. I have often thought about getting a tape recorder to "dictate" to myself but then I'd be committed for walking around talking to myself!

If you can limit the amount of time you devote to writing something, or set hours for when you do it - it's work. If it makes you stay up at night or try to squeeze every possible second, risk getting caught "loafing off" at work, and interrupt mealtimes, it's a hobby. And if you forego eating, miss work and give up sex to do it - you are obsessed! LOL!

what makes it harder is this is a secret passion.

Topic When a new piece just devours you.
Posted 08 Jan 2018 04:33



Congratulations, you're officially an author :)

I've had this happen . . . and the result was me becoming a full time erotica author. I never regretted the new focus in my life.

an author publishes - and I don't count Lush. But I understand what you mean.

I think it has taken me 10 years of writing on here to really find what it is I want to write about and how I want to write it - now that I've found it - we shall see.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 08 Jan 2018 04:30


Not surprisingly, I have a different take on that. It seems to me that if a tool (classical logic) is unable to perform (seems to be defied) the task assigned (explain a phenomenon), "inadequate" is an appropriate word to describe the tool used.

Is it the purpose of classical logic to explain such phenomena? I thought that was the task of physics.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 07 Jan 2018 21:11



Hmm. Let’s see. Using your data, 73% + 6% + 15% = 94%

Thank you for documenting that among professional philosophers 6% say neither ‘Yes’ nor ‘No’.

Just like me and those others in this thread.

That was kind of you.

I think the debate has moved on a bit since then - I give you that. The fact is - 88% feel they can make a choice - indeterminate reality or no.

the remaining 6% probably did not reply.

Topic When a new piece just devours you.
Posted 07 Jan 2018 12:12

I am writing a new story entitled: The Priest, the Schoolgirl and the Taxi driver.

I have very little time to write (1 hour per day) strictly speaking and this story is threatening to ruin my business, which I need to give adequate time. It just wont let me go - I think about it all the time. It has to be an will be my best ever story. The girl is legal age by the way.

But anyway I could spend 24 hours non stop on this tale it is so hot.

Please tell me I'm not alone that this obsession is not just mine and you guys have had the same passion for a horny tale.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 07 Jan 2018 12:07


The reality is that some people adopt a "neither 'Yes' or 'No'", or a "both 'Yes' and 'No'" response to the question "Do you believe in God?'.

Sorry again, but that is what the data supports.

Now that we're playing word games.

Yes the data does support that.

I was looking at a poll of professional academic philosophers yesterday and some commentary - 73% claimed to be atheist, 6% were agnostics and 15% theists.

https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/13/notes-on-an-unanswerable-question/

where would you fit in with these figures? agnostic?

at any rate - this poll indicates that 88% do say yes or no and only 6% say I dont know.

do you suppose that the 88% are not familiar with the thinking that supports your arguments? I am not claiming they are right - maybe you are right - but why do you suppose they were able to reach a state of belief or non belief rather than abstain or dont know?

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 07 Jan 2018 11:32



This seemed like a particularly apt definition. Reality

and if you accept then that reality can be defined/determined - in what way is it indeterminate?

or is it another two way option - determinate and indeterminate at the same time?

Topic Ink Slingers - do you read smut too or just write it?
Posted 07 Jan 2018 10:42

I write more than I read. I am picky, so I write the smut I want to see in the world.

That more or less equals my position.

I probably don't read much smut because I find nearly all of it not to my taste - so in a way I'm writing for myself and as a bonus, some, not many, like my writing too.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 07 Jan 2018 09:29


Physics teaches us, or more to the point teaches those who want to learn, that nature is at its roots indeterminate. Sorry, that's just what the data supports.

well let us assume that is correct.

nature may be essentially indeterminate - but how does that lead to your statement that there is something wrong with classical logic - that is the part I don't get.

Classical logic is a human construction - it's rules are what they are - nothing more and nothing less - if they were not what they are - this would not be classical logic -it would be something else.

You might as well say that there is something wrong with the game of chess if its rules somehow do not align with the indeterminate nature of the existence. A pawn cannot be a pawn and queen at the same time whether the existence is determinate or not - it makes no difference - it's a game, invented by humans.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 07 Jan 2018 09:21


Whatever you believe to be true.

ok let me re-phrase that as you know full well what I mean but are, as usual - dodging questions you know will lead you down a blind alley.

define reality.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 07 Jan 2018 03:30


If ridiculing another’s invited opinion, “this is nonsensical - you cannot believe and disbelief in the same thing.” ( Posted: Saturday, January 6, 2018 9:14:56 AM), fails to qualify as “active disinterest”, I’m unsure what in fact would.

The indeterminant nature of reality admits of such conditions – where a thing can be and not be in the same way at the same time – so why would someone else’s simultaneous belief and disbelief be INadmissible?


Well first of all - determine for me what is reality.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 07 Jan 2018 01:32


Yes. It does defy classical logic. Are you unfamiliar with Quantum Mechanics? A quantum particle, an election for instance, or better yet, a photon (the paper on the photoelectric effect, which in 1905 was the basis for the The Nobel Prize in Physics of 1921 being awarded to Albert Einstein) is also at the same time a wave.

If reality does not follow the rules of classical logic, the problem is with classical logic, not reality.

If you want non classical, the standard Copenhagen Interpretation of QM accepts that a quantum particle is in a multitude of locations at the same time and is only at one place at the moment of the measurement.

I can, and am tempted to bore you to tears with the almost endless string of QM events that defy classical logic. As the thread topic is "Do you believe in God?", I shan't, but the facts are that classical logic fails to adequately describe reality, and you're donning blinkers if you limit yourself to it.

What science understands about the nature of matter and light is incomplete and my be wrong. You cant then use it to justify saying that there is something wrong with classical logic.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 06 Jan 2018 23:34


I agree that the question is indeterminate. Maybe one day science will answer it but thus far it can neither prove nor disprove the existence of a sentient creator. But isn't that what believe is, being convinced of something with little or no evidence that supports it? Just like we as kids believed that Saint Nick either rode his white horse across the rooftops to drop gifts though the chimneys, or travelled through the skies in a reindeer drawn sleigh to do the same. Some choose to believe in a creator, others don't. Apparently you don't want to believe or disbelieve, you want to know and since neither position can be proven, you abstain.

he lacks belief in god by default - but refuses to say it because his entire argument will collapse.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 06 Jan 2018 23:33


Yes. It does defy classical logic. Are you unfamiliar with Quantum Mechanics? A quantum particle, an election for instance, or better yet, a photon (the paper on the photoelectric effect, which in 1905 was the basis for the The Nobel Prize in Physics of 1921 being awarded to Albert Einstein) is also at the same time a wave.

If reality does not follow the rules of classical logic, the problem is with classical logic, not reality.

If you want non classical, the standard Copenhagen Interpretation of QM accepts that a quantum particle is in a multitude of locations at the same time and is only at one place at the moment of the measurement.

I can, and am tempted to bore you to tears with the almost endless string of QM events that defy classical logic. As the thread topic is "Do you believe in God?", I shan't, but the facts are that classical logic fails to adequately describe reality, and you're donning blinkers if you limit yourself to it.

Are you a physicist? If not I really think you are out of your depth here - if you are basing your claim that reality is indeterminate on this "discovery"

If something can be one thing and that the same time another (ie a particle and a wave) - it still exists in one way or another - and does not allow that x can exist and not exist at the same time or that I can both believe in x and disbelieve in x simultaneously.

On the basis of what you are claiming - all your arguments - and indeed all arguments - have no foundation - so we cant say anything at all with any reliability or justification about anything at all - even claiming that reality is indeterminate has not justification - cannot be verified. You can take that absolutist position if you want - but it wont get you anywhere. Science does seem to work - otherwise we wouldn't be able to communicate using this technology - so evidently there are solid foundations.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 06 Jan 2018 12:10


If ridiculing another’s invited opinion, “this is nonsensical - you cannot believe and disbelief in the same thing.” ( Posted: Saturday, January 6, 2018 9:14:56 AM), fails to qualify as “active disinterest”, I’m unsure what in fact would.

The indeterminant nature of reality admits of such conditions – where a thing can be and not be in the same way at the same time – so why would someone else’s simultaneous belief and disbelief be INadmissible?


If you are arguing something can be and not be at the same time - there is really no further point in talking to you.

Your arguments then can be true and false at the same time. Rendering them utterly valueless and of value at the same time - such is the indeterminate nature of reality.

No wonder Noll gave up replying to you.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 06 Jan 2018 10:43


Yes, you seem to be actively disinterested in the argument. Ref "this is nonsensical - you cannot believe and disbelief in the same thing." etc.

That's not disinterest - it's an invitation to further discussion. If I'm wrong then demonstrate it as such.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 06 Jan 2018 08:34


You seem to be actively disinterested in the argument.


Go back and look at the number of posts I have placed replying to your argument in which I have challenged your opinions.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 06 Jan 2018 07:45

Now, I don’t know how many more lashes you’d like me to give this particular horse, but if you agree that scientists follow the scientific method, within which theories (sorry rafael!) must be verifiable by physical experiment, then you’ll agree that most conceptions of God (certainly those expressed here, where the overwhelming majority of posters hail from a single Abrahamic religion) effectively posit an entity which is not testable either by proof or disproof. On this basis, the question about the existence of God (one for which evidence cannot be tested), lies outside the scope of modern science by definition.

yes - though science can now answer questions about how complex life evolved and how the universe started - gaps in understanding several hundred years ago, or less, that were previously used by believers to support their faith.

Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 06 Jan 2018 07:34

This type of argument that rafael used is an irrelevant appeal and referred to as the "Argument from Authority" and is recognised as a logical fallacy.
Here is the link: http: // www . logicalfallacies.info/relevance/appeals/appeal-to-authority/


I did not use this as an argument. I did not say that you are wrong because there are other people or better people than you who have a different opinion.

I asked why you don't present your arguments to the academic world - only from the point of view I would be very interested in the response - many might agree with your position and that might help me to understand it better.

I note you did not answer my question: do you lack belief in god.

I understand from your comments that you would not entertain answering any question on belief if you felt there was insufficient evidence either way?




Topic do you believe in God?
Posted 06 Jan 2018 00:20


I never said that he was disqualified to express his opinion on the topic, did I? As a matter of passing interest (perhaps), both The Selfish Gene (1976), and The Extended Phenotype (1982) are Good Reads. Recommended.

What rafael did was to use Prof Dawkins as a proxy for knowledge in a domain outside of Prof Dawkins' expertise.

What I did was to point out that:
a) Expertise in one domain does not equate to expertise in any other. I provided the amusing (I thought) example of a someone trained in philosophy, or better yet religious philosophy expecting to have his opinions treated with equal respect when he opines upon evolutionary biology.
b) Prof Dawkins expertise in evolutionary biology does not entitle him to have his philosophical musings - verbal or in print - treated with the same degree of deference. I suspect he also doesn't.

This type of argument that rafael used is an irrelevant appeal and referred to as the "Argument from Authority" and is recognised as a logical fallacy.
Here is the link: http: // www . logicalfallacies.info/relevance/appeals/appeal-to-authority/



Yes - I agree that the argument from authority is worthless. I rest my case on the point made - your principal error in declare the question unanswerable is fatally flawed and you dont understand the nature of belief.

However - everybody is entitled to refuse to answer a question if they feel it is not answerable.

A Zen master would most likely smile cunningly if you asked this question and otherwise either be silent or make a cryptic statement. But we are none of Zen masters, as far as I know.