Author Topic: reasons I likely won't make a good Xtian  (Read 758 times)

Icarus

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Re: reasons I likely won't make a good Xtian
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2017, 01:28:41 AM »
.  The actual problem, I think, is that people are not being taught to think critically, so they are more likely to be manipulated by new forms of propaganda and subliminal persuasion.

Bruce, critical thinking is one of the keys to our eventual survival.  Absence of the propensity for critical thinking is too often equated with diminished mental capacity.  I do not think that diminished capacity is the case.  Almost all of the ...fill in the blanks for certain societies... Rural Alabama, Arkansas, or whatever isolated society that you choose.....ignorant hillbillies, are more than capable of analytical thought. Their brains are intact, their societal influences influence their manner of thinking.  They have been conditioned to believe in whatever the local community chooses to believe whether rational, practical, true, or not. 

It is a great philosophical dilemma to decide whether or not we, who believe ourselves to be more rational, are our brothers keepers, or obligated shephards.


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Re: reasons I likely won't make a good Xtian
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2017, 05:06:39 AM »
realistically, though,  I don't give that much thought to  it
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