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Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Power Stone, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. Power Stone

    Power Stone Unknown Member

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    It's kind of a drag to think about how some of us have it all wrong regarding the truth of life's mysteries. At least if we're happy where we're at I guess that's all that matters but it's just funny to think about. Dang.....
     
  2. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    as in?......my fellowman is an idiot

    well yeah
     
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  3. Sunstone

    Sunstone De Diablo Del Fora
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    The person most likely to have it 'all wrong' is the person most convinced they have it 'all right'.
     
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  4. Power Stone

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    many who have most of it right actually do have it right
     
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  5. Power Stone

    Power Stone Unknown Member

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    Nothing wrong with thinking you have some of the big questions right
     
  6. Sunstone

    Sunstone De Diablo Del Fora
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    Why do you think there's likely to be nothing wrong with that? Thinking you're right does not make you right. It makes you complacent.
     
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  7. Power Stone

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    The way I see those two ways of thinking is that each person fell off a different tree in life. Some ideas I have are right for me as well as literally right. Doesn't make me smug or uncritical but you're entitled to think that of one.
     
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    At the same time it's wrong to blatantly allow those individuals to be entirely wrong themselves, an evil vendetta is no better.
     
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    IF there is 1 truth for all, then probably "all but 1 or 2" have it wrong, because all have their own strong opinion (30.000 Christian denominations)
     
  10. Muffled

    Muffled Jesus in me

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    I believe the expression is: "as happy as a pig in stuff." The prodigal son figured out that his father had better digs for him.

    Stuff because **** gets aterisked out.
     
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  11. Muffled

    Muffled Jesus in me

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    I believe I could never be happy without the truth even if it hurts.

     
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    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    but if the truth hurts....
    you're not going to be happy

    how about?......you know the truth
    but everyone is willing to lie to your face
    just so you can feel better
     
  13. Quintessence

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    Sorry, I don't follow. How can one know the truth of a mystery? Mysteries, by definition, are unknown, hidden, or secret.
     
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  14. Muffled

    Muffled Jesus in me

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    I believe that is illogical. I believe there is no logical correlation between being convinced and being right or wrong.
     
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  15. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

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    That has nothing to do with Christians in particular. That applies of cases of the objective claim of X is Y versus X is not Y. That includes all worldviews, claims about science, some philosophical claims and a lot withing politics, morality and what not.
    In general at least 90+% (if not 98+%) of all humans are wrong in some sense. And yes, that includes me, I am not that special.
     
  16. Wandering Monk

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    Personally, I think it is pretty awesome to have unanswered questions. This leave us room for wonder and exploration, the things we human do so well.

    What other animal looks up at the stars at night and thinks, 'Wow!'
     
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    Happy??? The deluded are not happy.
     
  18. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

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    I am so deluded that I am deluded in my happiness, so in effect I am still happy. :D
     
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  19. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I've seen cats do it but never heard them say "wow"
     
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  20. syo

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    Nope. The deluded make people around them miserable. So...
     
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