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Originally posted by GnosisAD
I say if you don't feel this way about " mystical energy" what is the purpose of jumping in on a thread just to throw the bs flag.
How about all we really know, is the we know nothing.
I think history speaks for itself with the untold number of times one doctrine of belief was found later to be completely untrue.
That's why science has "theory" attatched to the majority of its conjecture
Originally posted by Xcalibur254 When a skeptic asks a believer a tough question it generally gets ignored or gets an ad hominem as a response.
Why don't you go make a thread about it? Oh, right, because then you couldn't aggravate a woo-woo.
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by ElohimJD
People like yourself do not understand that service to self can be balanced with service to others. If done right, service to self leads straight into service to others, and back around, in circles upon circles.
I like to say that if everyone took care of everyone else, we would all be taken care of.
Originally posted by Rapha
Any ideas how to fix the world ?
Originally posted by Xcalibur254
reply to post by fourthmeal
How does that make the skeptic close minded though? They will be the first ones to admit that science is subject to change. At the same time though based on the evidence we have science adequately explains the universe for our time and place. Without this structure we are simply left with an infinite number of possibilities and the only way to determine the truth is through personal belief. Skeptics aren't closed to new evidence. At the same time though they can only argue from the evidence they have. The fact that they're open to new, empirical evidence shows they're open minded. On the other side we have plenty of instances of believers closing down the lines of dialogue by essentially saying they're going to ignore anyone who doesn't agree with them. That is the definition of close mindedness.