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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Amanaki, Dec 5, 2018 at 8:22 AM.

  1. Amanaki

    Amanaki The truth lay within you.

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    Why do you think some people need to trashtalk about other people belief in religion?
    Why can we not accept that other may believe different then our self?
    Can you be 100% our own belief is the right?
     
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    Beliefs translate into actions. Beliefs that promote evil actions deserve resistance.
     
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  3. Audie

    Audie Well-Known Member

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    Why do you come to a debate forum and
    then complain that any disagreement with
    statements of fact from you is "attacking"
    and "trash talk"?
     
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  4. Amanaki

    Amanaki The truth lay within you.

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    Instead of then trashtalking down a person who believe (one who did not creat the religion), why not ask polite why do you belive this is correct?

    And most importantly, can it be that what is written and what is done in action is not one and the same? Yes i know in some Religious texts there is written about killing those who not belive, but those it mean we should actually do it or does it mean converting them from their belief?
     
  5. Amanaki

    Amanaki The truth lay within you.

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    Who said it was from something i talked about?
    And no i did not mean from when i reacted to your precious answer to one of my posts, when i wrongly thought you answer was in angry state, And i was the one who was wrong at that point, not you.
     
  6. Audie

    Audie Well-Known Member

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    Charminly polite you are, complaining of
    "them" who "trashtalk". Isnt that what you
    are doing?

    If you have a real complaint, make it to the one
    who offends your sensibilities
     
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  7. Audie

    Audie Well-Known Member

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    Got it. You are not talking about you, or me, or anyone else.
     
  8. wizanda

    wizanda One Accepts All Religious Texts
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    Because we're down near Hell (Maya), full of arrogant demons (Asura).
    Because most are desperately holding on to the one bit of evidence they think is the right direction, and as they're not sure, they fight to defend it.

    In my opinion.
    :innocent:
     
  9. Amanaki

    Amanaki The truth lay within you.

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    is it wrong to ask a question about why someone "trashtalk" someone elses belief?
    Can we not agree in this world that we see things differently and believe things differently?
     
  10. Willamena

    Willamena Just me
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    Constructive conversation, like constructive criticism, promotes understanding.

    $0.02
     
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  11. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva
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    I sense your frustration, but unfortunately everyone has different standards and many of the pleasantries and protocols from the past seem to be no longer as important as they once were. We seem to be going through a phase where shouting someone down or "de-platforming" them has begun to replace discussion and healthy debate.

    I suppose that the only thing we can really do is to try not to do it ourselves and to buck the trend. For example, I am perhaps one of the most "anti-Islam" people here on RF and yet, I count several Muslims here as friends. What is that old line? You attract more with honey than you do with vinegar or something like that. It doesn't cost much to be nice, but sadly, being nice in many place won't get you too far these days.
     
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  12. Amanaki

    Amanaki The truth lay within you.

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    Yes asking because one are curious about other belief that agree is a good way to talk to each others
     
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  13. Amanaki

    Amanaki The truth lay within you.

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    Thank you for your good answer :) I dont know if i can call it frustration, but i do wornder why we must be angry or do wrong to others to feel good. I try to be honest about how i see things and if i disagree with someone, i do ask them why they think or believe what they do. But sometimes my curiousity get me in trouble :) when i ask the wrong question in the wrong time.
     
  14. YmirGF

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    Another thing that is sometimes a problem is that most of the regular posters on RF are strong native English speakers whereas many posters are ESL (English as 2nd language) and many times the ESL folks are unable to speak clearly and don't understand the nuances of dialogue.
     
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  15. Amanaki

    Amanaki The truth lay within you.

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    Being one of the non native English speaker my self i do come across this often yes :)
     
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    YmirGF Bodhisattva
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    As long as you are honest, this old "strong" atheist will never push back too hard. These is also a fine line between people attacking a cherished belief we have and feeling WE are under attack. We identify so strongly with the idea that we take it as a personal attack when people mock or vigorously question us about it. The art is to try to not be combative. :)
     
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  17. Vinayaka

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    Stating you disagree with another's belief isn't attacking it, it's just being realistic and honest with yourself, and with them. Unfortunately, some people will take that as a personal attack. Most of us do live in countries where there is freedom of religion, after all.
     
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  18. Amanaki

    Amanaki The truth lay within you.

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    That is true. But often i see specially Christians and Muslims "attacking" each others belief and does not talk good about each others.

    What i think try to get out with my OP is, Not all Religious people do good or right all the time. But it is wrong to say example that all people from one religion is evil or wrong doers.
    As a Buddhist i know i do something wrong every day, so i must try better my self :) But i do try not to correct others. But sometimes i fail in my way of saying it and i get corrected my self. and yes that can hurt sometimes. But it is a lesson learned
     
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  19. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva
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    @Amanaki I just had a situation! I was in the bathroom combing my hair and heard an odd scratching from the toilet area. We keep watering cans by the toilet so that if we have a power failure we can still flush. Anyways, I look down into one of them and a silly little mouse has decided to go swimming. He cannot get back out though.

    Grab the watering can, gingerly walk to the back door, and take it outside away from the house and set it down on its side. From the porch, I saw him scamper away and I thought of you! I knew you would like that. :) (It's still dark here right now. Cold and frosty too!)
     
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  20. Amanaki

    Amanaki The truth lay within you.

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    Thank you for sharing this with me :) Action like that warms my heart :) I am sure the little mouse is happy to regain his/her life because of your action :)
     
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