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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Curious George, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Curious George

    Curious George Well-Known Member

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    The title is the easy question? The hard question is why?
     
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    In the ones that are based on verifiable evidence which can be also confirmed and replicated by any human.
     
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  3. Curious George

    Curious George Well-Known Member

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    And the why?
     
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    Goddess_Ashtara NIN MOJAVE AK IMEN

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    I do not think in terms of "should we"... I think in terms of "should I". If others are inclined to follow my example than so be it.
     
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    bobhikes Liveinthenowist
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    The Golden rule, simply because if you want to be treated a certain way, you should treat others the same.
    Be open minded,simply because as soon as you close your mind you stop learning.
    Understand we all are different, embrace the differences. Seeking similarities closes the mind, seeking similarities creates an us and them allowing us to break the golden rule.
     
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    A man believes in what was planned for him to believe.
     
  7. Willamena

    Willamena Just be there, doing that
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    It's not so easy, as it exemplifies the is-ought problem.

    There is nothing that we ought to believe, since we have no control about what to believe.
     
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    We should believe that Believe is bull****. Trust no one over 30, trust me I am an absolute expert because I am over 30 and i know stupid intimately.
     
  9. Curious George

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    Whether or not we can exercise any degree of control over to believe is an entirely different cognitive game than discussing what we should do ideally. I might agree that I ought to eat healthier but that does not mean I will or I do.
     
  10. Curious George

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    That doesn't make it hard, just open to interpretation.
     
  11. Curious George

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    Why should we believe that?
     
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    Curious George Well-Known Member

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    That is fine. Forgiving my word choice, tell us what you should believe.
     
  13. Curious George

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    That presents us with an unfortunate contradiction.
     
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    paradox actually!!! My avatar is a "reflection" of how that develops. Pun, no pun intended!!!lol.
     
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    Hi Willamena,

    Are you - once again - arguing from a relativist stance without saying that you are?
     
  16. Willamena

    Willamena Just be there, doing that
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    My stance is the most distant from relativism that you will find. :)

    I firmly believe in truth that is objective and absolute.
     
  17. icehorse

    icehorse Well-Known Member
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    Your earlier post sounds very relativistic, and this post is ambiguous. Do you think there are objective morals to be known? My take is that you need to assume at least one axiom, and if you do, you can claim objective morals.
     
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    It was planned that you would reply with that question.
     
  19. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita and Spiritualist and Pantheist
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    That which our reason tells us is most reasonable to believe. For me, as a logical minded type of person that would include analyzed evidence from the paranormal and spiritual realms. It starts with the paranormal and a judgment on whether there indeed is something going on that is beyond the materialist/scientific worldview. My reason has answered that question with 'Yes'. And then I would consider sources that claim to know about the nature of the beyond the normal and judge the reasonableness of what I hear. Personally, this process has led me to a spiritual non-dual (pantheistic) worldview as the one most reasonable. I call that my 'beliefs' (not my 'faith').
     
  20. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    I should believe science because it tells me exactly what it knows as also what it does not know. And it continues to search answers for what it does not know. It does not deceive or make stories.
     
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