1. Welcome to Religious Forums, a friendly forum to discuss all religions in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Access to private conversations with other members.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Fool, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Fool

    Fool ALL in all
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    11,927
    Ratings:
    +2,287
    Religion:
    Light Impressed with Love
    A little understanding is a loving, life giving thing.

    the Tree of Life and the Tree of good and evil, one and the same? One uniting in love the other dividing asunder like the word; which is a two edged sword?

    A good tree cannot bear bad fruit and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.

    By the fruit of the tree you know them.


    Psalm 1:3
    That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.

    Jeremiah 17:8
    They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

    Revelation 2:7
    He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.





    Song of Solomon
     
    #1 Fool, Nov 12, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2017
    • Creative Creative x 1
  2. allfoak

    allfoak Alchemist

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2014
    Messages:
    4,604
    Ratings:
    +1,620
    Religion:
    My Life
    No knowledge is dangerous no matter how it is used.
     
  3. savagewind

    savagewind Veteran Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    38,441
    Ratings:
    +4,491
    Religion:
    An X-Jehovah's Witness
    I think I understand you and I think they don't.
    I have also proposed that the two trees are really one tree. It is all about how you look at it.
     
  4. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Messages:
    19,570
    Ratings:
    +22,889
    Religion:
    Non-theist
    See my sig. The problem isn't with knowledge. It is with too little knowledge.
     
  5. savagewind

    savagewind Veteran Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    38,441
    Ratings:
    +4,491
    Religion:
    An X-Jehovah's Witness
    Acting with a little knowledge is bad.
     
  6. Fool

    Fool ALL in all
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    11,927
    Ratings:
    +2,287
    Religion:
    Light Impressed with Love
    knowledge in itself is neither good nor bad.

    using knowledge to control other people for self's gain, aggrandizing, and someone's loss is not a positive.


    1 Corinthians 8:1
    8 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We all possess knowledge. But knowledge puffs up while love builds up.


    Knowledge is power. If that power isn't used with love, it's used for selfish reason.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. allfoak

    allfoak Alchemist

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2014
    Messages:
    4,604
    Ratings:
    +1,620
    Religion:
    My Life
    Nothing is gained unless knowledge is used.
    Any way in which knowledge is used knowledge is gained.
     
  8. Fool

    Fool ALL in all
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    11,927
    Ratings:
    +2,287
    Religion:
    Light Impressed with Love
    true, but somethings aren't worth the gain; if selfishly motivated and requiring self to recapitulate.





    when the knowledge isn't for all it becomes an impediment to the All.

    the seeker will have to recapitulate and overcome the ego





     
  9. allfoak

    allfoak Alchemist

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2014
    Messages:
    4,604
    Ratings:
    +1,620
    Religion:
    My Life
     
Loading...