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The Blind Leading the Blind

s-anthony
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3/17/2015 9:07:10 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
In matters of belief, the strongest wills are those with the greatest convictions. The group follows, in many ways unconsciously, the strongly held beliefs of the individual even without the individual's intention, or knowledge he, or she, influences the group. In many cases, one's actions are controlled by the beliefs of others even if he, or she, is unaware of those beliefs. In other words, individuals who lack knowledge of particular things are led, in such regards, by those who are knowledgeable even if the informed are unaware they are influencing such individuals. To illustrate this even further, ignorance is a vacuum that succumbs to the forces of knowledge; it hasn't the ability to resist the forces of knowledge just as darkness hasn't the ability to resist the forces of light. Now, the ignorant may succumb to the forces of knowledge without personally being enlightened or the knowledgeable knowing they are acting upon the ignorant. One cannot resist that which he, or she, doesn't know exists.
JJ50
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3/17/2015 9:09:00 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
People should never be afraid to question everything they are told about religion, and work out if it has any credibility.
Harikrish
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3/17/2015 9:24:16 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/17/2015 9:07:10 AM, s-anthony wrote:
In matters of belief, the strongest wills are those with the greatest convictions. The group follows, in many ways unconsciously, the strongly held beliefs of the individual even without the individual's intention, or knowledge he, or she, influences the group. In many cases, one's actions are controlled by the beliefs of others even if he, or she, is unaware of those beliefs. In other words, individuals who lack knowledge of particular things are led, in such regards, by those who are knowledgeable even if the informed are unaware they are influencing such individuals. To illustrate this even further, ignorance is a vacuum that succumbs to the forces of knowledge; it hasn't the ability to resist the forces of knowledge just as darkness hasn't the ability to resist the forces of light. Now, the ignorant may succumb to the forces of knowledge without personally being enlightened or the knowledgeable knowing they are acting upon the ignorant. One cannot resist that which he, or she, doesn't know exists.

If you are right. Why isn't anyone succumbing to the knowledge of Brad aka BoG who has the greatest conviction and is trying to influence the beliefs of the less knowledgable Christians whom he preys on?
How are Christians resisting that which they know exists in BoG's deranged mind? It appears knowledge abhors a vacuum and refuses to enter BoG's vacant mind.

The blind can only be lost on their own.
12_13
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3/17/2015 12:57:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/17/2015 9:09:00 AM, JJ50 wrote:
People should never be afraid to question everything they are told about religion,

...or about science.
Kyle_the_Heretic
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3/17/2015 1:38:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/17/2015 9:09:00 AM, JJ50 wrote:
People should never be afraid to question everything they are told about religion, and work out if it has any credibility.

That's pretty rich coming from someone who stated:

"It is religion which has caused most of the wars over the centuries not non belief!"

as if it were fact. http://www.debate.org...
Thinking is extremely taxing on the gullible, and it takes hours to clear the smoke.
s-anthony
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3/17/2015 5:23:43 PM
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At 3/17/2015 9:09:00 AM, JJ50 wrote:
People should never be afraid to question everything they are told about religion, and work out if it has any credibility.

Uncertainty always brings fear regardless of the beliefs brought into question.
s-anthony
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3/17/2015 5:44:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
If you are right. Why isn't anyone succumbing to the knowledge of Brad aka BoG who has the greatest conviction and is trying to influence the beliefs of the less knowledgable Christians whom he preys on?
How are Christians resisting that which they know exists in BoG's deranged mind? It appears knowledge abhors a vacuum and refuses to enter BoG's vacant mind.

The blind can only be lost on their own.

Neither I nor you knows that which anyone truly believes. All we have to go on is another's actions. Sometimes, people feel the need to convert others because they seek reassurance. It's like going online for confirmation of your beliefs while ignoring and dismissing everything that contradicts those beliefs you're wishing to confirm.

Secondly, the OP is addressing beliefs we don't presently hold and are not consciously being used to influence our actions.
bornofgod
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3/17/2015 11:20:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/17/2015 9:07:10 AM, s-anthony wrote:
In matters of belief, the strongest wills are those with the greatest convictions. The group follows, in many ways unconsciously, the strongly held beliefs of the individual even without the individual's intention, or knowledge he, or she, influences the group. In many cases, one's actions are controlled by the beliefs of others even if he, or she, is unaware of those beliefs. In other words, individuals who lack knowledge of particular things are led, in such regards, by those who are knowledgeable even if the informed are unaware they are influencing such individuals. To illustrate this even further, ignorance is a vacuum that succumbs to the forces of knowledge; it hasn't the ability to resist the forces of knowledge just as darkness hasn't the ability to resist the forces of light. Now, the ignorant may succumb to the forces of knowledge without personally being enlightened or the knowledgeable knowing they are acting upon the ignorant. One cannot resist that which he, or she, doesn't know exists.

My sheep will hear My Voice and know that it's Me, their Creator.

Mark 13:
20: And if the Lord had not shortened the days, no human being would be saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he shortened the days.
bornofgod
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3/18/2015 2:10:47 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/17/2015 9:24:16 AM, Harikrish wrote:
At 3/17/2015 9:07:10 AM, s-anthony wrote:
In matters of belief, the strongest wills are those with the greatest convictions. The group follows, in many ways unconsciously, the strongly held beliefs of the individual even without the individual's intention, or knowledge he, or she, influences the group. In many cases, one's actions are controlled by the beliefs of others even if he, or she, is unaware of those beliefs. In other words, individuals who lack knowledge of particular things are led, in such regards, by those who are knowledgeable even if the informed are unaware they are influencing such individuals. To illustrate this even further, ignorance is a vacuum that succumbs to the forces of knowledge; it hasn't the ability to resist the forces of knowledge just as darkness hasn't the ability to resist the forces of light. Now, the ignorant may succumb to the forces of knowledge without personally being enlightened or the knowledgeable knowing they are acting upon the ignorant. One cannot resist that which he, or she, doesn't know exists.

If you are right. Why isn't anyone succumbing to the knowledge of Brad aka BoG who has the greatest conviction and is trying to influence the beliefs of the less knowledgable Christians whom he preys on?
How are Christians resisting that which they know exists in BoG's deranged mind? It appears knowledge abhors a vacuum and refuses to enter BoG's vacant mind.

The blind can only be lost on their own.

Psalm 41
5: My enemies say of me in malice: "When will he die, and his name perish?"
6: And when one comes to see me, he utters empty words, while his heart gathers mischief; when he goes out, he tells it abroad.
7: All who hate me whisper together about me; they imagine the worst for me.