Joey Chive3 January 2009 at 9:31pmPosts: 180 (0 today)Status: offline
Everyone is dogmatic. Everyone thinks that their way is right, whether it is warranted or not. So we have a world full of stubborn people.
Who is right? One person says that his religion is the only way. Someone else says that all religions are valid. Both of these are dogmatic. The former is easily seen, but the latter is dogmatic as well. The second is dogmatic because he asserts that there is not one way. He is very passionate about this; just as passionate as the former person. The person who believes that all faiths are valid has great disdain for the person who believes in one way. Does the fact of the universality of dogmatism preclude the possibility of one true way? Everyone is dogmatic. Does this mean that everyone is wrong? If it does then that means we are in a world with no truth. I cannot accept this.
Here is my stubborn belief. Truth isn?t a teaching, or the absence of teaching. Truth isn?t all teachings lumped together in a giant mass of contradictions. Truth isn?t subjective, the invention of one mind. Truth isn?t objective, being viewed from a distance. Truth is a PERSON. His name is Jesus Christ. The Truth came into a world of liars and declared Himself. Just because this world is confused doesn?t mean there is not a real state of things. Jesus is the real state of things.
So choose this day what you want to be dogmatic about. You must be stubborn about something, unless you stopped thinking. Jesus didn?t leave a question about His authenticity. If you look, you will see that God proved the authenticity of Jesus. I?ll give you a clue where to start. Daniel chapter nine, the seventy-sevens!
GodsOtherMonkey3 January 2009 at 11:57pmPosts: 209 (0 today)Status: offline
?God is an all encompassing sphere, the center of which is everything and the circumference nowhere.?
- Unknown. Quoted by Plato and later by St. Augustine.
Synnie4 January 2009 at 4:54pmPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
As long as one fanatic tries to impose his way onto others, they have not learned to translate all the different languages in the world. . .nor seen nor learned to accept, that there are many ways to climb a mountain. . .
Also unfanatic ones.
Boson8 January 2009 at 12:06pmPosts: 13 (0 today)Status: offline
To think clearly it is necessary to make a clear distinction between "truth", and "fact".
Jesus wasn't born in the year you think he was, nor on the day you think he was, and he wasn't crucified where you think he was.
How much else of what you think is factually wrong?
Synnie9 January 2009 at 1:07amPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
Its not even clear, if he existed as such. . .
And the Mary-story is a faulty and blown up translation, etc.
Ignorance does not change this.
Nowadays we call this manipulation, serving what, once you get it?
DogEar9 January 2009 at 4:45amPosts: 21 (0 today)Status: offline