Originally posted by ViktorHaze
Where is the conspiracy?
You people believe in your fairytale.
Us rational thinkers think you are delusional primitives (well maybe we all don't, but I certainly do).
Where is the conspiracy?
Please, educate me..it makes no sense to me at all...
I'm a bit skeptical about your request to be 'educated.'
Sounds more like fiercely hostile ranting is the agenda.
However . . . assuming that you really want to be educated . . .
Imagine, please, a large circle.
Consider that in that large circle is [color=6699FF]EVERYTHING
. . . everything that IS, that's been fantasized, imagined, fictionalized, planned, pretended, thought of. Everything.
There's all the facts, philosophy, ideas, people, objects, relationships, dynamics etc. everything in all of reality . . . in all of the . . . .
has their own personally flavored ideas, philosophy about everything in that circle. Everyone has their own
One can call such a cosmology . . . a philosophy.
When such a cosmology is fairly structured, at all construed as internally consistent, strongly held . . . it's called a . . . drum roll . . .
And, as the Supreme Court affirmed--that includes . . .
Further, this psychologist will affirm what any perceptive person has noticed . . .
it is impossible
given enough words . . .
one's cosmology, philosophy, religion
[color=6699FF]when talking about much of anything
It is particularly impossible
when talking about much of anything involving people, relationships, significant priorities, foundational values,
ultimate results, conclusions and outcomes.
Sooner or later--and usually sooner--one's cosmology will be displayed
virtually regardless of what one is talking about.
That's true about [color=6699FF]you.
It's true about [color=6699FF]everyone
So . . . how is it that you have the audacity to wish to decree that
Christians et al
be forced to do the [color=6699FF]impossible
while you are not
Certainly most authentic Christians construe their Christian cosmology like most folks do about THEIR cosmology
to involve all that life involves. It colors our perceptsions, our choices, our values and preferences, our relationships, our goals, . . . our lives.
Not only would it be supremely awkward to avoid talking about much of anything 100% devoid of our Chrsitanity and Christian values, it would be
. . . as it would be impossible, for you to avoid displaying your cosmology, philosophy, religion of atheism or whatever . . . given a sufficient and
minimal number of words.
I don't know what harsh, ?abusive?, hypocritical, shrill, daddy figure convinced you that religion was evil.
But whoever it was certainly seems to have left you with a huge blind spot, if not a huge handicap--particularly in terms of insight.
Personally, I think "religion" is evil, too. Even Christianity as a "religion" has bloodied many innocents.
However, I believe Christ died for RELATIONSHIP, not religion. And that's a whole 'nother topic.
The religion sections on ATS are imho, for focused discussion deliberately about religious aspects of life and reality
Other sections of ATS display [color=6699FF]EVERYONE's
cosmologies, religious, philosophical values
BECAUSE we are human and HAVE cosmologies . . . because it is [color=6699FF]IMPOSSIBLE
fully or even minimally HUMAN without such cosmologies.
edit on 24/8/2012 by BO XIAN because: emphases adjustment
edit on 24/8/2012 by BO XIAN because: ditto