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Featured What Have You Learned at RF?

Discussion in 'Science and Religion' started by SalixIncendium, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    Assuming you joined RF to learn something rather than to proselytize your beliefs, what have you taken away from RF since you joined? What, if anything (aside from @Sunstone's insufferable dissertations about logical fallacies, from @SalixIncendium's awesome fashion sense, and @Rival's apparent apathy toward either) have you learned in your time here?

    Do you feel you've grown as a person since you've been here in listening to the worldviews of others? How so?
     
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  2. Axe Elf

    Axe Elf Prophet

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    I've learned that I'm pretty much the sole missionary to the Stupid tribe.
     
  3. adrian009

    adrian009 Well-Known Member
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    I've learned a great deal about other faiths, particularly Islam and Christianity, to a lesser extent Hinduism and Buddhism.
     
  4. Rival

    Rival Bat Noach
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    • Debating doesn't change anyone's mind but it is very fun.
    • Most religious people are, wittingly or not, heretics.
    • That most adults (30+) aren't at the educational level I expected them to be.
    • My views towards Islam have softened.
    • Talking to Americans about politics is hard, because our political cultures are so different.
    • That my political views are minority and the only other person I know who shares my place on the Political Compass is Tumah.
    • I am no longer a National Socialist.
    • I am no longer a Christian.
     
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  5. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...

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    I wish I could say I've learned that a dogmatically closed mind is way more formidable to break into than Fort Knox.

    But no, I knew that already...
     
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  6. WalterTrull

    WalterTrull Godfella

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    Not really. I've lost nearly 20 pounds.
     
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  7. Sunstone

    Sunstone De Diablo Del Fora
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    I just pray to the gods of mercy you weren't wearing your lime-green thong on the outside of your paisley pants again when you wrote that.
     
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  8. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    You know I don't wear anything when I post.
     
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  9. Rival

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    *Is currently posting from bed not wearing anything*

    OK I'll try to sleep now.
     
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  10. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    We all know you sleep in nothing but your dungarees. You're not fooling anyone.
     
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  11. Rival

    Rival Bat Noach
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    Actually that is another thing I have learnt - some people actually sleep in pyjamas. Horrendous uncomfortable. Nude is best.
     
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  12. Unveiled Artist

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    My opinions about what I value and disvalues on spirituality crystalize after having a year conversation with @adrian009 and his amigos. I remember years back getting some insight between paganism and Paganism. I learned JW views on the trinity and other nonothorodox views that challanged the evangalist view Im used to in general. I also got insight in peoples personalities. In person, its hard to edit how we talk and body language. Online we can. So, we do get to see the real person but I dont think we would know who is who ifwe just saw pictures of ourselves with our real names.

    Did it change me somehow? Yes. It used up about 35040 hours in the last three or four years. But, really, I did learn a lot. I honestly have a boring life so the best I took away to apply to my daily life is patience.
     
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  13. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    Not always. I used to be afraid of the dark. Then I saw my reflection with the lights on. Now I'm afraid of the light.
     
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  14. Rival

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    That is because you are a vampire and you have no reflection.
     
  15. Salvador

    Salvador Conscious Being

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    I've learned that my logic and intellect is superior to that of most others.....:D

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Rival

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    That's not saying much.
     
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  17. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    Yeah, well, there's that.
     
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  18. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Libertarian Capitalist Atheist Baconist
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    That's the great thing about this place.
    If one has low self esteem, one can feel
    like a genius scholar supermodel here.
     
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  19. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    Uh..sorry...I dun understand...can you 'splain that to me?
     
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  20. YeshuaBought

    YeshuaBought I'm in love with Yeshua.

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    I have learned self control, to provide my own words, and better social skills.
     
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