The Rectification of Names

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posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 01:02 PM
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I guess it is just a valid way of identifying with a belief, or way of life, like ''vegetarian'' or ''liberal'', it is just another way of describing the ethos or ideals to which an individual aspires, in more detail than just man /woman.

It is probably essential to have such names for groups otherwise how would their ideals / ethics be made known, for example Christian denotes certain beliefs and qualities that affect an individual, Jew has it's own ideals and qualities to which those that define themselves as such aspire, for example Kashrut / Kosher, similarly for Muslims and other religions where their beliefs affect the things they do every day such as eating and praying, hence using collective names for those beliefs is only natural.




posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 01:17 PM
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I guess it is just a valid way of identifying with a belief, or way of life, like ''vegetarian'' or ''liberal'', it is just another way of describing the ethos or ideals to which an individual aspires, in more detail than just man /woman.

It is probably essential to have such names for groups otherwise how would their ideals / ethics be made known, for example Christian denotes certain beliefs and qualities that affect an individual, Jew has it's own ideals and qualities to which those that define themselves as such aspire, for example Kashrut / Kosher, similarly for Muslims and other religions where their beliefs affect the things they do every day such as eating and praying, hence using collective names for those beliefs is only natural.


Very good point. I agree.

In the OP I intimated that one takes such a label for reasons of vanity, meaning that he wears the name like one would a dress, to let others know how he thinks, his culture, before ever having to live up to what the label entails. I think this is a similar to what you are saying about making ideals and ethics known.

I mean, the last Christian died on the cross. Emulating the beliefs of Jesus is impossible, and all one can do is adhere to the rhetoric and culture that Christ created. Beliefs are only ever described, but never shared. They are personal. So I think one is Christian by name only, living up to nothing but the culture of the religion.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 02:15 PM
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Aphorism
Our masks and costumes is art in its purest form.



Dressed by parent.
Dressed by uniform.
Dressed by ambiance.
Dressed by self.
Dressed by bye.
edit on 24-3-2014 by ErgoTheMirror because: Soppy sloppiness...



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 02:20 PM
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Aphorism
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You're not?

en.wikipedia.org...


I wasn't aware you spoke Greek. I used the english form of the word.


I was being funny, but apparently this is srs bsns.

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posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 02:28 PM
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The funny thing about comedy is honesty.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 02:36 PM
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ErgoTheMirror
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The funny thing about comedy is honesty.


I've already explained the irony.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 02:45 PM
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I was being funny, but apparently this is srs bsns.


You didn't get my humor either? Apparently, sarcasm is impossible on the internet.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 02:54 PM
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The funny thing about irony is Socrates.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 03:05 PM
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ErgoTheMirror
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The funny thing about irony is Socrates.


I don't think that was the intention here. Or was that your intention?
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posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 03:11 PM
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AfterInfinity
I don't think that was the intention here. Or was that your intention?

I'm just being amused.

Wait... are you being srs?





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