NO GRAY AREA!! Are you one of those people that believes that everything is either right or wrong?
Are you one of those people that believes that everything is either right or wrong? Or are you one of those people that believes that there is an excuse for everything with tons of "gray area" to be explored?
Maybe, but I'm not really sure.
Can I get back to you on that?
I believe God's Word. Everything must line up to the Bible. If it says something is wrong, its wrong. People twist things too much to fit their lifestyle. I am not "open to new truths" that go against God's Word. If I am not sure about something, I ask myself, "what does the Bible say about this?" I will not change my view to a "new position" on a matter that is clear in the Bible. So, am I open to "new" things like homosexual relationships(which aren't new-they happened in Bible times)? No, I am not. God is clear on this matter. It is an abomination to Him and a perverting of His design. So in matters such as these, where God has declared, no I am
not. The Bible has the answers to everything.
Depends completely on your perspective. But if you look at it from a universal point of view, every 'pure' concept can be classed as either right or wrong, but relative to some reference point, for instance compare every thing against nothing.
'Complex' concepts, that consist of one or more 'pure' ones are indeed gray, and you could think of the shade of gray as the average between how many are right vs how many wrong.
Although I'm accused by a family member of being a staunch moralist, I do not believe that everything is either right or wrong. To some degree I respect those Rorschachs of the world, but I feel their being consumed (as in eaten up) by principle tends to leads them to do anything for the sake of its honor. Thus they become treacherous paragons.
Once I believed that everything was black and white ~ right or wrong with no in-between. I don't see life like that now, having lived a bit. When we are young, it is simple to accept everything we are told, and to believe it as absolutes. As we live life and gain a few years, things become clearer ~ a little more gray in some areas.
Some things are absolute (do no harm to others, etc.). But most things are about personal choice. One person's wrong is another person's right. That's just life.
I have to admit that the older I get the more I see things either right or wrong, black or white. Not saying its the right way to be, I just feel something is either done right or wrong. Things done half way are things done wrong. I also find it hard to take wishy washy people seriously either. Either you support something or you dont. It is what I dislike so much about Mitt R. He changes his opinion or stance on a issue every five seconds.
I have a set of things that I believe/know (and most normal people believe/know) are simply right or wrong, and I'm not someone who thinks there's any "excuse" for everything (and that all excuses are good excuses). I think there is usually a "root cause" of everything, which is different from an "excuse". So, while I have my black-and-white thinking on some things, I have my gray-area thinking on others.
By the way, this question amounts to a matter of expecting those who answer to do choose the black-and-white answer of either being "one of those black-and-white people" or "one of those gray-area" people - and some people are gray-area enough to be unable to answer a question that asks them to choose a side between the two types of people.
Basically, I think there are a lot of gray areas in life and in thinking and understanding some things, but I think there's also some real out-and-out, black-and-white right and wrong too. My aim is to be a reasonable, understanding, and compassionate person while also having a clear sense of right and wrong. What's black-and-white and what's gray has to be on a case-by-case/circumstance-by-circumstance basis.
Oddly, it seems that there is quite a bit of "grey area" in your question. I believe that absolute right and wrong do exist, but I also know that there are situations where greater judgment must be used to truly determine what action to take. The problem with declaring absolutes is that it requires you to make a definitive determination that you KNOW what the answer is. The more I travel along life's path, the more I become aware of how much I don't know. To me, the "grey area" isn't so much a moral ambiguity, but more of a realization that there are factors and facets to the question than we realize.
When I was young, I believed very much that everything was either right or wrong. As I get older I realize that there are more shades of grey than I ever believed there could be.
I think there are just 2 things that are absolute in this world- one is God and the other is death. There are no gray shades to these things . All other are in various shades of grey, nothing ever is fully right or totally wrong like a person can never be totally good or totally bad.
Think about it, all other things have various shades between white and black, between right and wrong and so on.
Yes. I do believe that everything is either right or wrong. Look, I am an atheist. I am practical enough to believe only on those thing which I see. Now, here too, although we are talking about a non-argumentative topic [God], I could be RIGHT or WRONG about what am I saying .....
There is no gray area. It is either Right or it is Wrong. It is either Yes or it is No. It is either Good or it is Bad. There is no such thing as a woman just being a little bit pregnant, either she is or she isn't.
I definitely see the gray in life. Not too many things are black and white for me...probably a good thing since I'm a therapist.
i guess i fall into the gray area group however....i do not look at it as 'excuses' for things...i just think there is often more than one way to view a situation...what is right in one situation may not be in another..and what is wrong may not be in another situation.
i just feel that i am not so rigid that i must be right...every time. there are times when i believe some things are only one way.....but not always.
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