Forums

ForumsWorld Events, Politics, Religion, Etc.

Thoughts on Mormonism

Posted Feb 22, '13 at 5:57pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,787 posts

Knight

While I do not agree with this, I must say that it's written splendidly. Did you write it, Mage?


What don't you agree with? And I dabble. I do hope to some day write my own book.
 

Posted Feb 23, '13 at 1:47am

OperationNilo

OperationNilo

4,065 posts

What don't you agree with?


The general meaning, or at least how I took it. Please, allow me:

How heartless can we be to challenge the established dogma! A group of people doubt something, something that has to do with religion.
How dare we ask questions of that which is to not be questioned!
How dare we demand evidence when non can be offered!
The rest of the world insults and/or disapproves of them. They are going against the flow.
Why not just stop thinking and blindly follow in step! They have a temptation to follow the belief.

This has more to do with the explanation, why they do not want to take part in it:

It's because we aren't heartless, we care very much about the truth.
That's why we ask questions and want reasonable answers to them.
Explanation.
It's why we demand evidence before we could ever accept a claim so extraordinary.
It's why we can't just stop thinking and blindly follow. They demand evidence before they accept the belief, whatever may it be. And that is why they do not follow.

Pardon my superficial explanation for it. Do you get it now?

And I dabble. I do hope to some day write my own book.
 

Posted Feb 23, '13 at 1:48am

OperationNilo

OperationNilo

4,065 posts

Oops, my bad:

And I dabble. I do hope to some day write my own book.


I like your style. If you have more, please do send it to me. I enjoy this kind of poetry very much indeed, no matter if I am or I am not against it.
 

Posted Feb 23, '13 at 2:00am

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,787 posts

Knight

Pardon my superficial explanation for it. Do you get it now?


Actually no I'm not really clear. Are you saying you think atheists really are heartless and don't care about the true?
 

Posted Feb 23, '13 at 2:00am

Kasic

Kasic

5,750 posts

A group of people doubt something, something that has to do with religion.
The rest of the world insults and/or disapproves of them. They are going against the flow.
They have a temptation to follow the belief.

They demand evidence before they accept the belief, whatever may it be. And that is why they do not follow.


Why value blind faith? What is the virtue in following something without reason? If there is a reason to follow, that can be presented before believing. Asking for faith is asking for one to remain ignorant. No self respecting person should ever subject themselves to such a thing.

If God wants us to believe in him, he can respect us and tell us why. He can stop hiding and requiring us to purposefully believe in his existence without reason. By asking for our faith, he disrespects both parties.
 

Posted Feb 23, '13 at 6:22pm

OperationNilo

OperationNilo

4,065 posts

Actually no I'm not really clear. Are you saying you think atheists really are heartless and don't care about the true?


No, I meant that my explanation was superficial.
 

Posted Feb 23, '13 at 6:24pm

OperationNilo

OperationNilo

4,065 posts

Oops, made another mistake:

Are you saying you think atheists really are heartless and don't care about the true?


No.

Why value blind faith? What is the virtue in following something without reason? If there is a reason to follow, that can be presented before believing. Asking for faith is asking for one to remain ignorant. No self respecting person should ever subject themselves to such a thing.

If God wants us to believe in him, he can respect us and tell us why. He can stop hiding and requiring us to purposefully believe in his existence without reason. By asking for our faith, he disrespects both parties.


I'm not going to answer right now because I'm not in the mood for a debate. Maybe later (prolly not).
 

Posted Feb 23, '13 at 11:28pm

Bladerunner679

Bladerunner679

2,534 posts

^quit doing this. Stop jumping out of debates just because it isn't going your way. It's unprofessional, and it just makes your argument look weak. Please, let this thread die, it has served it's purpose.

-Blade

 

Posted Feb 25, '13 at 6:55pm

OperationNilo

OperationNilo

4,065 posts

I really don't care if Internet people look at me as 'unprofessional'.

 

Posted Feb 25, '13 at 7:03pm

OperationNilo

OperationNilo

4,065 posts

I mean, I appreciate that you're trying to help me. I do, but it's not very important to me how I'm seen in here. Especially because I'm almost never on.

 
Reply to Thoughts on Mormonism

You must be logged in to post a reply!