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I totally agree. The only problem would arise if you were to think that your shore was the true shore, your waves were the true waves, God blessed your little local beach and everybody else swam in a false one.
All of us have a tendency to believe that our views, thoughts etc, are right. That is human nature. Otherwise, a Christian will not be a Christian, a Muslim will not be Muslim, etc. It is perfectly natural and okay to have conviction in one's views and beliefs.

But, it is not okay to impose one's views and beliefs on others. That is when problem starts.
 

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All of us have a tendency to believe that our views, thoughts etc, are right. That is human nature. Otherwise, a Christian will not be a Christian, a Muslim will not be Muslim, etc. It is perfectly natural and okay to have conviction in one's views and beliefs.

But, it is not okay to impose one's views and beliefs on others. That is when problem starts.

I'm a Buddhist, but think that enlightenment is completely within a Christian's grasp, or a Muslim's, or a Jew's, or...

The issue isn't what religion you belong to... but how you apply yourself to the religion.
 

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I'm a Buddhist, but think that enlightenment is completely within a Christian's grasp, or a Muslim's, or a Jew's, or...

The issue isn't what religion you belong to... but how you apply yourself to the religion.
I think you misunderstood my post. "What religion you belong to ..." was not the issue I was responding to. It was never an issue to begin with.
 

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I think you misunderstood my post. "What religion you belong to ..." was not the issue I was responding to. It was never an issue to begin with.

No. You were talking about human tendencies... something we all fall prey to... and hopefully get past.

At least the ones that hold us back.
 

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No. You were talking about human tendencies... something we all fall prey to... and hopefully get past.

At least the ones that hold us back.
Sorry, I don't understand your posts.

I was responding to "The only problem would arise if you were to think that your shore was the true shore." In my view, having such thoughts or belief is not the problem. The problem in my view begins when one starts to impose one's belief on others. So what I was saying, it is okay to have conviction in one's religious beliefs, that is only human. But it is not okay as far as I am concerned when one takes it one step further and imposes one's beliefs on another. I hope this clarifies.
 

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Awww. Gee, whiz.

You don't think that gratitude can be expressed even though no point exists?

What's the point of a sunny day? Yet I'm thankful for the warmth and light.

What is the point of a stormy one? Yet I like those best of all.

:rolleyes:

Graphical demonstration of how to miss the point, completely.



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The point of the post.






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Graphical demonstration of how to miss the point, completely.

I'm good at that.

So what was the point?

[Next up: graphic demonstration of the most dense material known in the universe.]
 

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Why did you assume I was talking about the pointless, even when I said every human being is ungrateful? You atheists are so self-absorbed!

Ummm... maybe because you'd quoted my thought about pointlessness, bolded it, colored it red and replied to it with a definition for "ungrateful".

I know... I'm always reading waaay too much into things.

Speaking of which... are you flirting with me? I get this funny feeling that you are.

I got to tell you, I'm a married man. So unless you take me to a really fancy restaurant, you're wasting your time.

I mean really fancy... like the Red Lobster.
 

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I know... I'm always reading waaay too much into things.
Or not enough... If you had fully read the barely two sentences I posted you wouldn't have misunderstood the post.

Speaking of which... are you flirting with me? I get this funny feeling that you are.

I got to tell you, I'm a married man. So unless you take me to a really fancy restaurant, you're wasting your time.

I mean really fancy... like the Red Lobster.
Yea sure... just make sure to bring the wife, and be prepared to wait at the table alone for a bit ;-)



... I think this calls for some good old fashioned mood music.

(warning, graphic content and language
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p.s.

@ CZ

b4 you go getting offended again, that was a >JOKE<

... seriously though, dix are for chix, silly rabbit!
 
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