Originally posted by XxRagingxPandaxX
Simple question, why is faith a good thing?
Interesting, but complex. That can be seen from several points of view, as an example, the psychological one: If people believe in things, they are
more likely to come true, because every idea needs the mind of a true believer to come true eventually.
But Faith can be several things.
1) Faith in things that aren't proven to exist - Depending on what it is, it can do good or bad. As an example, faith in god helps people get over
harsh situations in life. Fear of ghosts, however, might keep you from entering a dark cave and finding a box full of gold.
2) Faith in things to come true - Will I screw up on that date tomorrow?
If you think so, it's quite likely. At least that's what I think to be true. Law of attraction maybe, or just an illusion and the ongoing thought
that you did something wrong.
2.1) Faith in yourself - This is basically what the above example described, but if you have Faith in yourself, nothing can touch you. You shouldn't
be arrogant, or isolated from other people's opinions. First, question yourself. Then, come to a point. If you feel doubt, think again. But if
you're self-confident, many things will upon up to you just like that. People will start to believe in you, too. Another psychological effect.
I'm sorry, I think I sound like I'm explaining belief with my own beliefs, which is funny yet a bit sad. It is a very complex topic and while there
is proof that it has certain psychological effects, I cannot proof quantum mechanics are involved, which would be awesome.
To summarize it you could just say, belief is the magic tool of creation residing in your fantasy. To let things come true, or be true, belief is
What I haven't so much discussed is the bad side of the topic, like deception, but as long as you can always test your belief in a logical way, it
should be fine. Self questioning is an important aspect.
I have learned something, I hope you have, too. But always remember I might be talking bs. Just decide for yourself.
Originally posted by Dark Ghost
Can you prove you are a bigger idiot than me?
Being an Idiot is relative and not even a scale.
Originally posted by jokei
Assuming there is an omnipotent and/or omniscient god/creator, could he make a boner so big that he couldn't fit it in his pooper?
While I assume those are only metasyntactic variables, I want to let you know that this question is nice, but completely illogical because you cannot
compare to variables ranging to infinity. But I'm quite sure he could give himself the size of a human and ... Here I stop my post, you're example
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