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Would the World be a Better Place if there were Fewer Agnostics?

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    Emile Rposted 4 years ago

    I figured the question was coming, so I decided to be pro active.

    I like agnostics. I see them as open minded individuals with an insatiable curiosity; unwilling to settle for half an answer.

    Others see us as namby pamby wafflers who can't make up our minds.

    Would the world be a better place if we gave up and chose a side in the religious debate?

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes my God let's get rid of those people who are unconvinced by texts that are thousands of years old yet still able to keep an open mind just in case.

      The world needs MORE people who are completely convinced that they are right and are completely closed minded to new developments...

      Oh and we should get rid of all political moderates as well!

      LONG LIVE EXTREMISM!  MUHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

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        Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Well, you convinced me. I'm off to find the nearest Pentacostal church to have myself indoctrinated.

        1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
          MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Baptist would work too.

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      livelongerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I actually think they're (or, rather, we're) the most likely to settle for "half an answer." A willingness to concede that we don't know everything does not prevent you from probing to understand as much as possible.

      I think a quote from Bertrand Russell is appropriate here: "The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt."

    3. kess profile image61
      kessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Take both side and make it into one complete understanding and there you would find Truth and you would no longer be agnostic, but stand for nor against either side.

      1. Cagsil profile image58
        Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        roll

        1. Paul Wingert profile image78
          Paul Wingertposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Meet too roll

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    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Hell, yes!
    This world is black and white. Either you're in or you're out.
    You're either for us or agin us.
    The last thing we need is more of these namby pampy indecisives who can't make up their damned overwrought minds.

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    ram_mposted 4 years ago

    I think the world would be a poorer place,if they were a minority

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    Disappearingheadposted 4 years ago

    I used to be agnostic, but now I'm not so sure. big_smile

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    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    Emile, I tried.  Really I did.  But I found myself laughing so damn hard at the OP that I couldn't think of a single smart aleck remark...

    THANKS! lol

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You disappoint me grasshopper.

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        Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Gimme some time.  I'll rally! wink

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    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    Cags, Paul...have a sense of humor, guys.  smile  She's just funnin'.

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      Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah I know. It's no sweat. My post wasn't directed Emile. But, was directed at Kess. tongue

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        Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Aha!  Then please pardon me.  In that case, I happen to agree.

        smile

        1. Cagsil profile image58
          Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          You're pardoned. wink tongue lol

          1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
            MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            She is not... she needs beaten with a wet rope.

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              Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Melissa, come on.  I'm Catholic.  I perform self flagellation on a daily basis, dontcha know? wink

              1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
                MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Yes SELF flagellation...  According to the law of averages anything you do by yourself can only be made better with a partner... or two.

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                  Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  There is that.  Hmmm.  Cags, if the wet rope is Melissa's thing, can I get some more ideas here?  tongue

                  1. Cagsil profile image58
                    Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Well, let's see. Since, I'm pretty sure you don't like kinky stuff, how about a wet noodle? tongue

                  2. MelissaBarrett profile image60
                    MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Remember mo that the nun's outfit is for me too.

            2. Cagsil profile image58
              Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Only you get that Melissa and I would rather you didn't spread our somewhat public matters around all the forums. Not everyone pays attention to all posts. wink tongue

              @Motown- You're welcome. smile big_smile

              1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
                MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Consider me chastised.  It won't happen again.

                1. Cagsil profile image58
                  Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  lol lol

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            Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you, kind sir.  smile

 
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