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      tulpas and god

      So not to long ago we got a tulpa forum. I never heard of a tulpa before so I looked at it and learned what it is. Basically a tulpa is a sentient thought form that you put a lot of time and energy into creating, you choose every aspect of it, like personality, what it looks like, the whole nine yards. You have to give it attention every day by talking to it. Eventually it will become self aware and can change any aspect of its self it desires. It can talk to you, only the creator can see it (as far as I know). Since this entity resides in your mind, it can retrieve memories that you have 'forgotten'. And a lot more. Now before I state my question I want you to know that I respect all religions and I am not trying to diss it. Now lets just assume that a dedicated follower of god prays to god every single day and talks to god about everything and eventually the follower begins to "hear" god talk back. Now considering how a tulpa is created and maintained by giving it attention (talking to it). Could it be that the dedicated follower of god isn't talking to god but has inadvertently created a tulpa that has assumed that role? And assuming the follower has no idea what a tulpa is then he will most likely mistake it for god.

      This is just food for thought. And once again I am not dissing any religion.

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      I could see it.

      That description of a tulpa sounds both interesting and like complete insanity.

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      Oh God, it's this thread again. Go on over to Tulpa.info, this has been discussed heavily there.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Kadoh View Post
      Oh God, it's this thread again. Go on over to Tulpa.info, this has been discussed heavily there.
      Lol. Sorry if its been discussed already. Didn't mean to offend

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      Quote Originally Posted by Kadoh View Post
      Oh God, it's this thread again. Go on over to Tulpa.info, this has been discussed heavily there.
      Sorry if its been discussed already. Didn't mean to offend

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      Sorry. Double post was on accident.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Kadoh View Post
      Oh God, it's this thread again. Go on over to Tulpa.info, this has been discussed heavily there.
      Alright I went on the website and saw the faqs. Now I understand why you were annoyed lol.


      "Not really a question, but things like this go as far back as the deamonism of the time of Socrates. Religious sometimes make a sentient tulpa when they pray to god for an hour a day, until he talks back. Really that's just your subconscious sort of bubbling up to produce answers after a long time of narration. Having a tulpa is nothing new, although it has had many names in the past and even now. "

      Quote from the faw page.

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      Glad you got a good laugh

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      No not at all. I was just curious as to what was funny that's all. No big deal.

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      always ask a question when you have one. nothing wrong with that.

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      I always imagined that if tulpas were real, God would be an extremely powerful one. Instead of everyone having a personal God tulpa, their collective thoughts to/about God make one mega tulpa. As I've read somewhere that tulpas are more powerful with more people feeding them.
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      I sort of agree with you. If God does exist, it's a tulpa. The Ebo have a saying. When they would want something, they would create a God for that desire and they would praise the God and create an altar for it to leave offerings. If this God began to demand human sacrifice, they would tear down its altar and stop saying its name.

      This is just an old parable I heard from Chris Abani's tedtalk, you can take it with a grain of salt, but it does make sense and compute with tulpa theory.
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      Sandman! Have you read it? The idea has made for a great comic. All gods in that comic are really just tulpas that need need need your devotion to continue existing.

      As for argument sakes, well it sorta gets circular. Because the theist will tell you its the other way around, were the tulpas. I think both arguments are true. We've definitely created a tulpa millions call God as much as we've created a tulpa of ourselves. So, whatever idea you have about yourself or God or deities or angels or demons, abandon it.

      I'm not saying "don't believe in God". No, because atheists make a tulpa out of God all the time.

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