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Originally posted by vv3vv3vv
reply to post by Visitor2012
How come none of them asked "why" the sun was there? That might spark some intelligent debate instead of diluting the beauty already inherent in the sun by trying to measure or judge it as something less than it is.
On Knowledge: It is important to be willing to accept and create new ideas until they are proven false
Not only do I disagree, I find this idea to be dangerous.
You are mistaken because accumulation of knowledge is only a positive thing
Originally posted by jiggerj
Accumulation and acceptance are two totally different things. Imagine if scientists just accepted that the first rockets launched into space were going to fly, so they put men in every flight. There'd be a lot of dead astronauts! What happened is scientists DIDN'T accept this idea (and wisely so) and waited until there was some level of certainty that those babies would fly.
Originally posted by vv3vv3vv
You didn't address the difference between knowledge and morality. knowledge about anything, even if it is bad, is a positive (or real) thing that can be used either for good or bad. Morality is understanding how you put that knowledge into action (for good or bad).
It is important to be willing to ***accept*** ... new ideas until they are proven false -
So... I think that feminism, at least, actually does not have its own belief system in the traditional sense. I think that feminism is about trying to keep the Yang forces in a manageable state where they are not trying to harass, manipulate, or harm other people who don't agree with their particular perspective.
The two sides need to sign a peace treaty, they need to work together in order to understand, the side of God needs to listen to the advice of Satan in order to expand their society to a point where it is stable and provides better life experiences for everyone.
Neither side will be able to understand how the other thinks unless an agent is sent in under deep cover to fully immerse himself in the opposing culture of God in order to understand it, empathize with it, love it and still maintain his ability to see and improve what needs to be improved. If this agent under deep cover is able to succeed with his goal undetected,
Then when the forces of God meet with the forces of Satan at the predestined battle of the End Times, they will lay down arms and embrace.edit on 09amSat, 09 Nov 2013 03:28:06 -0600kbamkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake because: (no reason given)
Two Types of Blind Christians: The Naive and the Willfully Evil
Although what I don't understand, and what can't be accounted for by this, is that Idaho is a heavily Christian state while Washington is the opposite, yet in Idaho, the amount of pure evil was disproportionately higher, and I still highly doubt that the Christians there pay attention to the Bible whatsoever.
Once again, it is because they are using it as a tool to judge others, which is entirely not the purpose of the Bible, there are even passages explicitly explaining this. As a matter of fact, using the Bible as an excuse to do evil deeds is ludicrous and entirely misses the whole point!
The purpose of the Bible is the opposite of this, it is to give someone something to read and empathize with, it is about giving someone a way to check and see how other people in their situations handled them, not to judge others, but to help oneself. It is about stories, not laws.
So when I returned here and went to church, the people may have been naive about the Bible, but they were honestly better people. Even so, although they did not judge others, they are hesitant to mingle with non Christians, and once again, this shows a weakness in their faith, and they need to fix that, they need to test it, it is up to them to make their own faith stronger by mingling with the "unworthy."
Only someone with no faith whatsoever would not trust themselves in a compromising situation.edit on 27pmSun, 27 Oct 2013 13:32:39 -0500kbpmkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake because: (no reason given)edit on 27pmSun, 27 Oct 2013 13:33:27 -0500kbpmkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake because: (no reason given)
Why don't you just republish the bible?
I have started trying to pay attention to my threads and do one of them at a time until it is completed for the most part. Sometimes in the past, I can get pretty A.D.D. - working on being more reliable!