Re: contradictionFebruary 4 2011 at 1:07 PM
|Iceman (no login)|
Response to contradiction
So you believe no one should ever have a open mind: Just be blinded by ones own belief.
That's one of the faults of religion.
The difficulty with that position is too often some want to impinge their beliefs upon others. Then there are the dominionist who believe if you don't believe as they do, then you are an enemie and doomed.
Then there are us savages that MUST have christianity shoved up our nose, down our throats, and into our rectums in order to accept another dark skinned person as a saviour. That same individual only taught the philosophy my people had some 10,000 years before he was born.
How noble, quaint and self serving to believe only one has ever been able to deliver the message of life.
I think understanding peoples culture and the ideas of others as part of lifes noble journey. Reading expands and extends our boundries and gives us the power to be wiser and more accepting. That is a basis of the message.
Many dictators censored and burned books to prevent expanded thought. And yes! It is often difficult to deal with well balanced and learned people.