Our own belief system puts the blinkers on when it comes to others?
When it comes to our own faith, belief or lack thereof - we are sensitive to the criticisms of others against it, particularly if we feel they do not know it as we do. Yet, it appears that we are happy to criticise the beliefs of others without the knowledge of theirs we request they have of ours. Do you think our own beliefs blinker us to this? (Us being anyone - non believer, Christian, Muslims, etc)
Is this a self confession? Do not you form your opinions, your attitude, your ideology, etc. from your life that you are living now. Doe not your opinions reflect your life as of now?
JT - answer the question, rather than pose another. It may be, but it was designed to have others look into themselves as well.
Perhaps some cannot see that they are blinkered to the hypocrisies of their own requests.
You did the same thing to me and I asked you to stay on topic? In which you were way off topic as to what the question was asking.
Which I did by making this question, and not continuing with comments to yrs. I felt the point I was making needed asking.
So if you can't answer the question - that's fine. But do try as I'm curious.
Yes, JLPark. It's called "Ego" or "self-concern."
Christ referred to it as those who would be "First" (egoists), but who will end up being last. And the Last (humble) shall end up being first, because, unlike egoists, they put Love ahead of everything else.
Buddha called it ignorance -- the source of suffering.
Ego loves to be right. Spirit loves to Love. Ego looks inward and asks, "What's in it for me?" Spirit looks outward (but inward toward the greater whole) and asks, "How can I help?"
Blinkers or "blinders" are all about Ego -- the hunger to be right and to be seen by others as "good" or "powerful."
So many think they understand their religious texts and commit crimes -- large and small -- against others, all in the name of Ego.
Some think they are following Christ, Allah or Buddha, but their actions show that they are following Ego -- the master of this world.
The only True Religion is Love. Christ knew this. So did Buddha. I suspect that Mohammed did, too.
jlpark, I think it is a human trait to be sensitive when someone criticizes our belief system. But in being human, the most constructive behavior we can cultivate within ourselves is, as the Nazarene said, "Do unto others as we would have them do unto us."
by Sheldon Overlock 3 years ago
What do you believe or how would you best explain your overall belief system?
by Vernon Bradley 8 years ago
I identify myself as a Christian, in the sense that I am a follower of Jesus. What I find most valuable and precious is that Jesus judged no one. Now I work at this!! Heck yes, I judge all the time, but try to be conscious of it and stop myself. I'm batting about 300--good...
by Mmargie1966 6 years ago
I am a Christian, and an American. I believe in the freedom to believe in anything you choose to (or not). What I don't understand is why Christianity is under attack.I don't necessarily believe in everything the "Church" teaches, but I don't bash other religions, and frankly,...
by Brittany Williams 4 years ago
Atheism only means the lack of a belief in God. Why is it so hard for Christians to realize that we dismiss their religion for the same reasons that they dismiss all other religions? It doesn't make us horrible people, immoral, or mean that we are going to hell. It just means that we think the...
by Mark Knowles 7 years ago
It is my contention that the Christian religion (and specifically following Christ) is guaranteed to cause conflict, wars and ill will.As proof - I cite the last 1800 years - including the hubpages forums as evidence. Not only are these forums littered with arguments between atheists and believers,...
by Angela Michelle Schultz 16 months ago
If they truly believe that there is no God, why does it matter to them that I do believe?I have written online Christian articles. Those who comment on my Christian writings are usually, 75% Christians, 25% atheists. I appreciate all the comments, but what I find interesting is how hard some of the...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|