I agree in a sense that we would die when individualism dies or you could look at it like we are the same as other animals. Following the pattern of nature with no individualism. If there were only animals on earth, I don't think they would all die from following nature. Can it not be said that all animals think alike in the sense of nature?
Thinking the same way in all matter would make the world worse,but if we can believe in the same way on some sensitive subjects like religions then we can avoid many unnecessary conflicts and human casualties.
Well, if the world all thought like I do - it would be a better place. If the world all thought like people other than I do, I'd find it a worse place. I wouldn't want us all to look alike or like the same colors etc., but I'll admit to kind of wishing everyone else thought the way I do when it comes to the bigger things in life.
(Peace is achievable, but everyone would have to agree not to be violent in spite of having differences. That one thing could lead to eventual peace.)
I agree when it really comes down to it; and if I had the choice to magically switch and make everyone think like I do I'd never do it for real. Still - once in a while it's kind of nice to indulge in imagining a world where everyone else thought like we do.
Yes, if we think consciously about how we act and think. I do, and I do not hate anyone! Everyone is more alike than they like to think...we need to find common ground! In the end we all want the same things. We all need the same things...
I am enjoying the convo. also, thank you. If we boycotted, the marketing companies would complain that we are violating their rights to market/sell their product. With the money to be made from the advertisers, I don't think they would turn down the money.
Who doesn't want peace? Who doesn't want their children to thrive and live in a "good" world? Who can live without friends or love? We all want the same in the end. We may verbalize differently, but it is the same in the end.
There is one of the main problems. Many "individuals" are closed to new thoughts and ideas from previous influence/belief. I think we all want the same thing which is happiness in life. The problem is, some obtain their happiness by others misery.
This is a very loaded question. I cannot believe it is right, although I have supported others. I feel it is a very personal decision between the person and their God. I am not here to judge others...what they decide is their eternity...their decision...God's decision...not mine!
I do not live in a glass house, and I will not judge another. I have already said I do not agree, but that does not mean I will not love someone who has, who will...My life does not include judging others...I was sent to love others. God will judge, and all who are smart will keep that in mind.
In every fiber of my being, I would avoid being in this situation...but if I was...I would pray about it...and I think if they were killing millions of people and I had the chance to stop it I would. I definitely would....I do not believe in fighting...I do not believe in war...but like so many who are there, if I was, I would kill to keep alive...and if I could kill the big evil I would. I do not believe this goes against my faith...do you?
Every person, whether they know it or not, will have to stand up on judgement day. Many do not believe in it...the more's the pity! On that day everyone will be judged according to their sins. My life is not to prejudge. My life is not to say how God will judge. God is mercy and law...how he will judge each individual is different, I feel. However, I am not God, I cannot judge...I am just another sinner! I love people, and I try not to judge.
k@ri, I was right along with you on almost every point you made, up to this one. I see, that you see, that you are here to love and help, that's great that you see this. And that God or higher power or what ever everyone wants to call him (personally I think that we can't count that high, on the names we could give God, plus it limits us when we do, but for arguments sack I will call him God) wants for us to be happy. But you said that you are not judging, but in your statement above you stated just that. Plus you said that you are a sinner, so you are saying we all sin. This is another judgment. God is not judging us, nor has he ever judged us. He gave us free will, to either love or destroy. Yes he wants us to find common ground. And yes I do agree with you that he wouldn't want us all thinking alike. Boring indeed..Dee
It would be nice if everyone believed the same, but really I feel really good that others can believe differently and it does not bother me really. They/we have all the right in the world to believe what we want, so... The only reason I say that it would be nice for everyone to believe the same would be because I do not like to see the fights that are brought on by these kinds of things.
I don't see it possible, but I do see the possibility of acceptance, accepting each others differences. If we all believed in the same thing would that not go back to religion. I mean that is why there is war in the first place, because we don't all stand on the same religion.
I do not know about you, but I think it is pretty ridiculous that "we as a whole" can not figure this answer out from the time we have had as humans. Instead, we have preferred to act as animals taking innocent life for difference of belief.
Maybe just on some things without thinking the same on all things. Like religion, If everyone agreed to disagree instead of disagreeing to agree, maybe there would be progress. But most on either side thinks they are right and refuses to accept others having a different belief. I think if everyone believed the same or thought the same on everything, we would act as animals following nature rather than humans.
"Imagine no religion..." I think that the religions of the world have created more atrocities than have done good for mankind. I believe the parables of Jesus are a good tool for becoming a well rounded person, but so is "The Giving Tree". I would rather be an animal, a snake, than to be considered religious. As long as people bow to religion, logic doesn't stand a chance.... I am sorry. I am in a bad mood.
I just read a story where a woman killed her 3 week old baby and used the "the devil made me do it" story. I feel angered and saddened. I want to blame the concept of "evil". I blame religion. I can't help myself. I am sure she was psychotic, but if there was no concept of a devil, then who would she blame?
Yes, but it seems the only ones who get away with that are the women who murder their innocent children. Strange, huh? I am not sure whether Son of Sam was found insane, though. I will have to look it up. Just looked it up. Son of Sam was found guilty. He got 6 consecutive life sentences.
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