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Can a rational person believe in rational people?

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    pgrundyposted 8 years ago

    I see no evidence that they exist, yet some claim otherwise.

    What say you? smile

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i'm beginning to wonder....wink

      lol @ HealthTip.

      as for me, i hub, therefore, i AM.

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    HealthTipposted 8 years ago

    Of course they exist, I am rational but wait one second just checking my pulse. Yeah I am good to go, I exist !

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    pgrundyposted 8 years ago

    How do you prove this though? What is it about you that makes you rational? Is it your public profession of rationality? Can't anyone make such a profession?

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      HealthTipposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's not a profession it's a decision like was it right to release Ronnie Biggs from prison on health grounds. My mind said he committed a crime he should serve his time but the rational side of me said he was dying so what harm was he if he was was released.

      Anyone with commonsense can be rational, and cosette stop your laughing girl, my rational side says you need a spanking !

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        pgrundyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        So being rational is the same as having common sense?

        Shouldn't rational people agree more often then?

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          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          rational people agree all the time, but being only a few, maybe you didn't notice.

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          HealthTipposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          No but one finds people with common sense tend to be more rational because they think before they respond. I disagree with them agreeing more often though, the rational side of them would tend to view whether the other persons view was right or wrong !

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    pgrundyposted 8 years ago

    Descartes jokes! Yes!

    A waitress walks up to Descartes, pours him a cup of coffee, and asks, "Would you like cream with that?"

    Descartes replies, "I think not."

    And disappears! big_smile

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    Sybil Marieposted 8 years ago

    How can oneprove they are rational, isn't that like trying to prove you sane? smile

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      HealthTipposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Don't even go there lol !

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        Sybil Marieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        But really how would you even begin. Do others have to find you rational to actually be that way?Or is enough for you to believe that  to be true of yourself....but then it wouldn't be rational to negate others opinions..,or would it big_smile big_smile

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          HealthTipposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Jeeeez you damn women smile

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      Jackson Riddleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think, therefore I am

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        sandra rinckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I am! At least I think. smile

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          Jackson Riddleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I know, therfore I believe

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            RedElfposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I have faith, therefore I believe
            Irrational perhaps, but belief and faith both belong to that realm wink

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    sandra rinckposted 8 years ago

    lol okay, what do you call a person who isn't a theist?


    A theist?

    Is it rational to call atheist a theist?  Or is there some sort of logic behind the conundrum? 

    I bet rational and irrational people come up with the same answer that oppose each other. lol big_smile

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      HealthTipposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Don't you start smile

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      Scott.Lifeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Rational explanation..A is a prefix meaning not, or apart from and theist describes someone who believes in or studies God, so an Atheist would be a person who is apart from the belief in God...Ha I can be rational too.

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        sandra rinckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Not exactly the point of the conundrum.  But okay! big_smile

        Atheist studied theism and concludes he/she is atheist. A theist studies theism and concludes he/she is a theist.

        Both study a theism, both consider themselves rational, studied and within reason.  Both read the same things (for sake of argument anyways) but all who have studied a theism move towards opposing sides yet both use the same methods to reach their conclusions.

        Atheist have or do study a theism.
        A theist however also studies a theism but does not study atheism.

        ....

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          Sybil Marieposted 8 years agoin reply to this
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            Sybil Marieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I think therefore my brain hurts! smile

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              Jackson Riddleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              You think you had to post the same thing twice.

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          Scott.Lifeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          They've studied it and determined they do not believe it, and are so Atheist, apart from or not partaking in the belief that God exists.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    hmmm, I have been married thrice, knocks me out of the game altogether. Course, marriage is not rational now is it? Lot of people are out of it then. wink

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      HealthTipposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thrice, jeez man I respect you more than ever !

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        Sybil Marieposted 8 years agoin reply to this


        I was married three times as well...though I really don't count the second one it was only five months long and was really more of a very long bad date smile

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          HealthTipposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I am just finished my first marriage, jeeez Sybil the 2nd was a long date lol, omg way to go girl I wish I had yer attitude smile

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            Sybil Marieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Just was one of those things that should not have happened. After we got married he just kind of snapped, I should have seenit coming, before we were married him lived in a nice small quite house in the woods, playing his guitar, keeping everything just so. Then he moved in with me, my 7 year old son, three cats and a ferret...it was just tomuch for him

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              HealthTipposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Yeah I can see the ferret being a problem lol !

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      pgrundyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL! Me too! We should start a club here ralwus--the "Three Strikes Yer Out!" Club. big_smile

      I would never characterize myself as rational. I person think raionality is a defense, that it isn't even real. It's something people talk about to make themselves feel better, less frightened.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Why? I don't. LOL stupidity is in my jeans. LOL

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      HealthTipposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lol inside your jeans you crazy guy smile

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      Jackson Riddleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Don't tell your kids that.

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    Sally's Troveposted 8 years ago

    Pam, you've spawned quite a thread.

    Would it help this thread to define "rational", or, is it that this thread may define it for us?

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Well, my kids inherited it also and my biggest problem was I never recognized my other marriages. Now my present lovely wife makes sure I do. LOL Very strongly. hehe

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      Jackson Riddleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think stupidity deserves to be recognized, maybe not praised though.

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      HealthTipposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I really wish yer wife wud put some clothes on ya lol !

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Nudity is part of it too! haha And my wife has convinced me to believe in Valentines Day! How rational is that? And anniversaries too.

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      Sybil Marieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You old romantic you!!!

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    There you go,  another one! LOL

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      HealthTipposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Smooth talking old dog smile

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Health, I think your right on the ferret thing. those things are on some super steroids or something. lol

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    Star Witnessposted 8 years ago

    I don't believe in rational people, but I do believe in REASONABLE people. wink

    But then, I am not rational person.  I am just a heavenly body.

 
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