Everything is Not beautiful in its own way? Which statement is in accordance with reality, in your personal opinion? Why so?
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The picture is of a Taliban fighter teaching children how to kill the infidel. I agree, dashing, that people find all kinds of justification for believing everything is beautiful. I appreciate your opinion, believe it or not. ;)
Not politically correct, but true. Thank you for telling it like it is. Even learned atheists know that society, indeed, all of North America has benefited from Christian values. There is a reason why other nations do not progress.
John, I would think that there are many answers to this question, depending upon one's worldview. Thank you for "delving deeply." I do not mean for this question to be misleading.
Amen, sister. Thank you for giving this question some honest thought. I hope to receive more answers. Will be interesting to see if some choose one or the other, given that I know some who have strong feelings that life is perfect in its own way.
Well said, Paula.
"Life" is given to Human Beings~~Imperfect, mortal man. It is, of course, "perfectly wonderful to be living"~~but alas, since we are imperfect, so is Life itself....and Amen sister! Thank you& as well to Terrie & Talloni.
I mentioned to Dashing, the picture is of a Taliban fighter. It was taken from a PBS series. I only used the picture to make people delve a little deeper, but not necessarily into the Taliban. Your answer is "beautiful." Thank you, Talloni
Wonderful answer, Ashutosh...and you are welcome to get "carried away" with your explanations anytime. I think that in the US & other politically correct societies, people are more likely to assume that beauty in all things is a choice...
What a lovely and most inspiring answer, Bella. Sometimes bad, and even evil things happen to us. It is the rare individual who rises above. That being said, I do not, nor must anyone believe that evil is good. And I realize you are not saying that.
Yes, that's true. My hope is that we look at this question philosophically. For example, I know someone who was horribly abused in Every way as a child by her father, yet she still honors him and believes he was here to teach her something.
T.L.: The shallowness wrapped up in the thinking of your last statement on true beauty is so common today. So glad you brought it up in this discussion. Y: The lady you mention must have a tremendous understanding of suffering and God's sovereignty.
Yes and no, respectively. She is into metaphysics and "spirits."
A most articulate and thought provoking answer, Tom. I would agree that beauty/comfort/happiness is relative but that morality is not relative, as in the case of rape, which is never 'beautiful or good.'Thanks for a very interesting answer.
One's culture would definitely have an influence on one's belief system. For example, if I was born and raised in Sudan, there is no way I could find everything to be beautiful. I am glad that you aspire to mercy and goodness despite your environment
I just don't get how one could train children to shoot and kill.
And I remember a media footage of Hilary Clinton inferring that a child under 5 "knew" what he was doing when he pulled the trigger of his daddy's gun that was lying around.
It's a horrible shame about the children, but the jihadist mindset is warped, to say the least.
Those children, some as young as four, are being trained to hate. There is nothing beautiful about that. These are CHILDREN! Two sides of a story is not applicable here. The children have no voice.
If your question was bounded on one side, everyone would have the same view, then there's nothing to discuss. Otherwise, you would need to step into those children's shoes to see their view. This is how you can also explain homegrown terrorist motive
Perhaps my comment offended you. I appreciate your having shared your view. My point is that "two sides to a story" include reasoning adults---not children as young as four, who have not been given a choice about anything.
And I quote from your question: "...in its own way". Not yours, nor mine.
It's a yes or no question. Duly noted that your answer is "Yes." Thank you for participating, Annam.