posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 09:44 AM
reply to post by Deetermined
There you go again, stating what "you see", without regard to whether it's accurate or not.
If you want to parse words by claiming you never used the word ignorant, I can do what you do and say "I know you think others are ignorant because
of how you respond to those who see things differently than you do; that is, you tell them they 'don't understand', or 'don't interpret it
correctly', or 'don't believe' what you see as the only truth."
"Ignorant" means lack of knowledge or understanding, Dee. It means being incapable of seeing something. You seem confident and certain that we
'don't understand' the things we are discussing: meaning, we are ignorant of what they mean.
I asked you several questions, and made some declarative statements. I can rephrase those declaratives into questions for you, that way you will be
make it more clear whether you are actually skirting or refusing to answer them. To wit:
Do you give any kind of credence to alternative ways of looking at things spiritual?
Do you have any respect at all for the various paths people are compelled to take?
Do you without reservations declare that if someone does not follow your path, they are summarily WRONG?
Am I misunderstanding you?
Would you care to discuss the impression that I have, insofar as I do not presume to be fully familiar with your
Do you dispute that you present a judgmental attitude, and that you presume to know what others think and believe?
Are you capable of discussing this without telling me what I think, or dismissing my own research as poppycock?
Thought I'd give it one more shot at understanding you, and at making myself understood,
whether you're having any of it or not. Your
response may, or may not, indicate your character to be different than what I have gathered so far. Up to you.
If you don't choose to answer, I can only go by what I've seen. You can't say I never asked for clarification, nor can you say I offered none when
you misinterpreted my thoughts and beliefs.
Well, you can
say it, but it would clearly be untrue.