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originally posted by: Prezbo369
Isn't that the problem though? Carson's irrational belief in magical goings on being part of WHO he is?
Not sure if counselors are well versed in Freud, but they probably should be at least to keep their own selves in check...
There is zero difference between Carson affirming his beliefs and how they align with his platform and Bernie Sanders stating his agnostic position and alignment within his platform
waving some educational background and career in the air as a personal banner of authority here.
"irrational beliefs," accusations of belief in magic or calling someone else's religious tomes "fairy tales" is bigoted, ego driven horsecrap with absolutely ZERO quantitative or demonstrable support outside one's own narcissistic masquerade.
originally posted by: introvert
Can you prove that god exists, the world was created in x amount of days and that there is a heaven waiting for the faithful when they die?
If not, it is not beyond logical for some to say that it may be simply made up nonsense.
Otherwise, both are still an internal belief structure which the adherent may or may not decide to be open and forthright with.
originally posted by: Metallicus
Actually, Dr. Carson seems like one of the most intelligent, dare I say Presidential of all the candidates available. You may have a bias against Dr. Carson's beliefs, but that doesn't make him wrong and definitely doesn't make him ignorant. Don't vote for him if you don't want to, but the man is impressive as a human being if nothing else.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
But go ahead, ad hom, man. Ad hom.
In other words, it's telling one person that faith is silly and irrational based on nothing but your own personal faith.
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: introvert
You still have some manner of inner belief system... call it the ego or the self or the conscience, whatever. It's still an ethos. Human nature basically makes the concept of true neutrality impossible in essentially all things.