Is faith a reliable path to knowledge?

Discussion in 'Comparative Religion' started by James R, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    My quote is not good enough for you?

    Ooops, why does the sin Pride (vanity) come to mind?..

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  3. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    No I don't, if you don't understand what I am saying then it's off limits to you.
     
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  5. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    What part of ''You'd need to go into more detail, so I can see what you mean by them'' don't you understand?

    Seeing as you don't want to elaborate further, I will consider it a secret. So yes, secrets are off limits to anyone, unless they are in on them.

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  7. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    I'm just itching to know.

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  8. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Just don't scratch it, you might get infected.
     
  9. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    As always George Carlin explained these "profound" questions best;
     
  10. FU2 and then sum it up Registered Member

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    Sanctity of life is an inherent concept of the majority of the human population. Most will cringe at the idea of killing or seeing death. It is instilled in us as a preservation tactic. Both preservation of our species, and the preservation of our environment (the chain of the natural world (creatures other than human)). (In preservation of environment there is preservation of species)

    I don't think we humans fit into the natural order of this planet. We are the Apex. (Naturally or unnaturally I am not sure) It is a theory that I do not believe, but consider, that we were installed on this planet by another intelligence. Be it a non-corporeal being or another intelligent and inquisitive race I am not certain.

    If there is a creator he instilled this quality, the sanctity of life, for our longevity.

    If no creator, then it is instilled via evolution for preservation.

    Though we are in the decline of the Heath of our planet, the human race has had its fruitfulness.

    I don't believe in an entity known as god or etc. BUT I do feel that there is more than what our perceptions present to us. I do believe in dimensions that are locked away do to the limitations of our perceptions and senses. There may be a 6th sense that we can never truly envelop, and there may be realms beyond.
    I don't believe in an afterlife, but one could very well exist in a realm we can only glimpse of in our living existence.

    I am slightly nihilistic and completely agnostic. I don't have faith that there isn't a god, as much as the contrary.

    Life be with you. Live it with as much fullness as could be.

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  11. FU2 and then sum it up Registered Member

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    I think that versatile knowledge is developed completely separate from faith. A lot of stupidity, and I don't even mean minor things, come from being bound to a belief. Wars. Prejudicial hate.
    "Imagine" lennon
     
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  13. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    You mean, the sanctity of life is an inherent concept of the majority of the living population. Self-interest.

    Nature doesn't care about life or death, it just deals in changing form of expression. As Carlin said; "if everything that ever lived is dead and everything that is alive now, will die, where's the sanctity of life"?

    Actually we do have an immortal species of jellyfish. They can be killed, but if nor fatally wounded they can regenerate forever.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turritopsis_dohrnii
    Pretty neat.
     
  14. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Other species include the slime mold and in the metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a butterfly.
     

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