No, not really. You and I both know that "tulpae" are a construct. Both of us know they are unfalsifiable. I have made points and asked questions before and you ignored them. Were you "off topic" or just ignoring?
Isn't that a tad bit harsh?
Sorry, must have missed them, ill take a look.
That post in a nutshell is stating i have no critical thinking skills and that i am stupid.
If i had no critical thinking skills, i would of been a drooling theist zombie by now, as for the stupid part, while not impressive, i am in the "Pathfinder" class in my school, in other words the class made up of the smartest in the school. I would say a tulpa is a construct.
Whatever your answer, it is a comment on [wiki]tulpa[/wiki]e. Believing this sort of thing that originated with illiterate and superstitious peasants who live in an oxygen-deprived area is unlikely to advance the cause of mankind. It seems one step behind the basics of Christianity.
The actual concept has changed now to be honest, and i never claimed it would advance humanity. *undervoice* Stupid theists and their no stemcell research...
First off, you're assuming i am an idiot.Your spelling and vocabulary seem OK, your ability to explain the inexplicable is on song. Idiots usually have simpler delusions. I can't recall saying your an idiot.
I keep returning to this thread with the horrid fascination of someone who can’t help lifting the Bandaid to look at a suppurating abscess.
I would say this would imply an idiot, i mean, what idiot sticks a Bandaid on an abscess in the first place? Drain the thing, then let it dry.
Here in this thread, we are playing along with a deluded premise. Are we paying stupidity tax?
Deluded premise equates to lack of critical thinking, you stated that lack of critical thinking means stupidity tax, if I apparently fit there, that would imply i am stupid.
Secondly it is off topic. (By a moderator i might add.)
How so? It's about tulpae. I am only a mod when I'm writing in green.
Topic requests questions about tulpae, not statements about delusions and whether or not someone is an idiot.
I was getting at the irony of a moderator (who should be a role model and follow the rules) being off-topic, which generally is a bad thing.
Lastly, this is the chatter section of the forum, its made for anything, right?
I think your analysis has let you down. If it is about anything then why is my post not "anything"? and how could it be "off-topic"?
This is a topic in the chatter section, the chatter section of the forum is for anything, a topic in it still has a topic, no?
EDIT: I might add, how exactly does a tulpa is defies laws, what laws?
Can we call it "the concept of tulpae? Is that OK with you? I mention this because if we don't someone will start thinking that they are real. Right: here's the magic and the defiance of physical laws:
Tulpa [...] often translated as "magical emanation", "conjured thing"  and "phantom"  is a concept in mysticism of a being or object which is created through sheer spiritual or mental discipline alone. It is defined in Indian Buddhist texts as any unreal, illusory or mind created apparition. According to Alexandra David-Néel, tulpas are "magic formations generated by a powerful concentration of thought." It is a materialized thought that has taken physical form and is usually regarded as synonymous to a thoughtform.
More magic there than in Hogwarts, isn't there?
It's hilarious because not a single modern tulpamancer believes in that what so ever. (Okay...a few do...obviously they have had no luck...)
The process is now different, the concept is different, the end result is different, i'm actually surprised they still use the word tulpa.
Obviously religions *dun dun dun!* would believe that tulpae can be physical formed and are magic. (ironically, Christians believe they are evil demons.)
I mean, the brain can do all kinds of crazy stuff,
Were I to look for proof that the brain can do crazy stuff, I need only look for a defence or explanation of tulpae ; )
But on a more logical note, your sentence just above and the ones following (below), are simply saying "Wow! Who knows what the brain can do? No-one right?
Therefore there are tulpae/gods/pixies/ghosts/etc." It is the fallacy of the appeal to ignoranceand it doesn't wash.
No, i did not state "Who knows what the brain can do?", I affirmed that the brain is capable of "crazy stuff", that said, that is not the best thing to defend with, sorry.
My stand is essentially going "We know that the brain can do things similar, is it not possible for this?".
[...] then there is all the other kinds of *sic* mental disorders that lead to normally impossible things (MPD, schizophrenia, etc).Mental disorders do not lead to "normally impossible things." Untreated, they can be a serious illness that makes people believe they can do, and/or are experience, what you and I would call "normally impossible things" or, more technically, a delusion. Any "magic" is purely a subjective part of a delusional process. I cite tulpae as a prime example of what may be a self-induced delusion.
From what i know of, the only delusion is the start of a tulpa, where you must believe it exists, although it does not.
I did not come here as a "messiah" of tulpae (how would that even work?).
Well, you could start a thread that offered to answer questions about tulpae - Try a Jehovah's Witness or a Mormon who "just wants to answer your questions about Jesus." The word you want is not "messiah" but "missionary."
Theist= I know how everything ever was made, ask me questions.
Me= I happen to be part of a subjective phenomenon, ask me questions.
One is horridly impossible, the other is plausible.
And i am not here as a missionary, as i am not going around saying "Make tulpa, or else they will send you to hell!".
I only wanted a nice Q&A...
We give Q's and you give A's... As they don't exist, how could you answer?
A few people here seem to accept the possibility of tulpae, and they have asked questions that have answers in the phenomenon. I answered them to the best of tulpamancers (I love how tulpamancer attempts to correct to necromancer.) knowledge.
If you feel like you must, lock this thread, its been derailed long enough anyway
I have explained that I am not, for the purpose of this thread, a Mod. and being as I have commented directly to you, the OP, I could not possibly use my position, it would be unjust. Also, I would not want to do that.
I am confused, you find this topic utterly useless to society, know that i cannot prove it, and yet still don't want to lock it?...That's rather impartial xD.
guess i will just start posting atheist stuff...
The forum is open to all ideas. I think that the overarching rule is something like, "Defend your position against all reasonable criticism whilst supplying good evidence."
Of course, but its particularly hard to prove via text a "Highly subjective phenomenon".
It would be just as hard to prove lucid dreaming.
However, and I have come across this before, a poster will rubbish the standard religions and then pronounce that there is substance in a particular fluffy-bunny type of alternative "woo" and (surprisingly) expect that it be taken seriously. They are often disappointed.
I am not disappointed, and have stated before that your disbelief is more than justified.
And it seems a few here have taken it literally, for what it is worth...
I find that theists though will never accept defeat, or post negatives (excluding hell.).
On the plus-side, it does mean that I took you to be somewhat older, which is a compliment to your writing abilities.
Anything less would be uncivilized. (That, and i really...REALLY hate idiotic social websites *cough* facebook *cough*, where people degrade to eight year old sociopaths.)
I would simply urge you not to accept any claims of magical being or doings; to always ask, "What is the real reason?" and never to fall into the trap of the fallacy of the Argument from Ignorance.
I don't believe in magic, i used to when i was like...5? Maybe 4. Then again, i also believed in dragons and god...eh...
And i always look for a logical answer, sometimes i fail, but at-least i get A for effort.