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Fantasy and Philosophy posted 16 June 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionFantasy and Philosophy by Miles Teg, Commoner

Sovin, I agree with a lot of the things you've said. Faith can break a man or make him. For example, the Christian Faith in our society has become a fulcrum for intolerance and grossly misinterpreted self-justification. It becomes an excuse to ignore reason and analyzation. It's like TV, it doesn't require you to THINK.

A man motivated by his personal honor and ethics > A man motivated by a fear of the afterlife

The problem is that people have forgotten to temper their Faith with common sense and intelligence. Your fate is determined by YOU alone. Whether the presence of God aids or hinders is solely determined by one's self. The bible should not be a substitute to one's own innate personal integrity and honor.

With that said though, as a Gnostic Christian I believe that Faith CAN be synthesized with Intellectual Analysis. Its just a mite difficult to walk on the sword's edge.


--Bryan N. view post


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