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Can anyone really argue against a faith based belief?


A good friend of mine was just trying to dissuade me from my beliefs. And he was quite good and convincing. But alas we agreed that if my beliefs were founded in my faith then arguing was pointless and that it was just the way it is. And likewise I could not "convince" him of my faith. But we agreed that many folks get "convinced" of their beliefs. If that is true we should be able to "argue" someone out of or into their beliefs based on faith. And so I ask the question.

 

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Paula (fpherj48) says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 years ago

    Well said Christin, that mutual respect is paramount. My friend and I love to try and convince each other of many different points of view and we learn a great deal about ourselves and each other -- and others.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 years ago

    I like the notion of a "contact buzz". And why not? I know I am most receptive to a way somebody walks rather than how they talk. I just love the idea of faith the size of a Mustard seed.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 years ago

    Interesting here that you put faith and religion as being the same.


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    Austinstar 2 years ago

    Rock music will NEVER die! That's blasphemy, LOL!


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 years ago

    Excellent points Paul. It is a long way from proper thoughts to proper words.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 years ago

    But a non-believer's belief is not based on faith. Convincing that person would only require logic (assuming they were a logical non-believer)


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 years ago

    Excellent points. I wonder if I could convince you that you only think you like sandwiches ;-)

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 years ago

    This seems to suggest that the belief is wrong to begin with.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 years ago

    Wow what an on point and great quote. Thank you for sharing that with us.

    It is hard to argue with Jefferson. And perhaps sometimes that is the point.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 years ago

    Very interesting. This seems more directed at a religion than a belief.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 years ago

    Jackie this really brings in that personal element, and that is where the rubber meets the road. It almost always comes down to a "to me" or "for me" notion. I think your confidence is well placed.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 years ago

    I certainly do not see faith as irrevocable or unchangeable. In fact quite the opposite.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 years ago

    Thank you Lady, this is quite a lot to digest. I will read it again.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 years ago

    What a wonderful answer and one that is true to my own thinking. Being an old hitchhiker I can also say that if he picked you up he was worth listening to. Blessings to you and yours Ed in this new year.


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