posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 11:30 AM
a reply to: AutgnosticOmen
What is contemplative intellectualism about trying to make a text say the opposite of what it actually says? Especially when it says it in the Greek
which is one of the most rigid languages in human history. For just a verb to be used in a sentence it needs to meet 5 different conditions.
Intellectual contemplation is a very noble pursuit when the text is ambiguous, but when it's clear and concise the attempt to make it mean the
opposite of what it says isn't intellectualism. This us literally how this thread/discussion is going down:
Person A: "Hey, I think Popeye hates spinach."
Person B: "No, he actually loves spinach, thats what the author wrote about him."
Person A: "Well, the author is wrong, he hates spinach."
Person B: "That's not true, in every written account Popeye loves spiniach. Love is the opposite of hate."
Person A: "You're a fool! I don't care what the author wrote about Popeye, I think he hates spinach."
Person B: "You have no basis to come to that conclusion, the author said he loves spinach."
Person A: "OMG. Clearly you can't think outside the box, it's obvious Popeye hates spinach. You're an idiot."
edit on 5-7-2016 by NOTurTypical because: (no reason given)