posted on Nov, 30 2013 @ 04:48 AM
reply to post by Wang Tang
I believe pride and humility are often misunderstood concepts, twisted by the influence of religions that seek to smother pride.
You shall have no other gods before me.
Pride is a feeling and therefore defies comprehensive definition. People's feelings differ.
Regardless of however you define it, my view is that some people do not know themselves well enough to accurately calculate their own level of pride.
If some one tells them they are arrogant their reaction is that it is not so.
I propose a test.
Your reaction to the first commandment might (or might not) be one of two things. Your reaction is calm and peaceful and accepting. Or your reaction
is stressful and disturbing. If you have no problem with the first commandment then you are humble. If it bothers you then you are arrogant.
The first commandment implies to me that pride is a sin.