atw: Re: OT Religious discussion

I did not bring up the topic ... remember? Ripping people to shreds ...
remember? Being destructive?

pk


On 29 April 2011 17:11, Christine Kent <cmkentau@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Pauline, it is fine to raise the issue of logic because, in our work, we
> deal with it on a daily basis, and irrationality is the bane of our lives.
> However, religion has NEVER in all the years I have been associated with
> this group, raised its head. Please observe the culture of the group, and
> resist the temptation that all true “believers” feel to evangelise.
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> Christine
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> *From:* austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
> austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Pauline Khoo
> *Sent:* Friday, 29 April 2011 2:46 PM
> *To:* austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* atw: Re: How to Have a Rational Discussion
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> Very soon now, within your lifetime, you will realise what is mythology and
> what is not...
>
> On 29 April 2011 14:42, Michael Lewis <michael.lewis@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> Intellectual or financial? What about social pursuits - like making a
> difference?
>
> But this is getting well away from technical communication, where mythology
> has (one hopes) no place.
>
> - Michael Lewis
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> On 29 April 2011 14:32, Pauline Khoo <pauline.sydney@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> God doesn't mind that you discount him. It is you who is losing out on his
> benefits.
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> It is true that our culture is extremely focused on intellectual pursuits.
> The other alternative is financial pursuits.
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> However, these are all very effective distractions ... they keep you really
> occupied, some say on less important things. But not THE most important
> thing.
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> Your mind is a gift. That you have been given a rational mind is a gift.
> Not everybody is gifted the same way. In addition, we seem to be
> over-valueing our strengths, and under-valueing our weaknesses. They are
> both equally important.
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> That there are contradictions in the world means that we have to navigate a
> life that is full of contradictions. Hard truths lead to hard heartedness
> and myopic viewpoints. They don't lend themselves to the development of
> wisdom. As an example, the Bible is full of contradictions so that we as a
> humanity may learn to live with apparent contradictions. Too much of hard
> truths lead to conflicts (even within the church). That is why we need a
> leadership of the one and only God, without which we also are a lost
> humanity. The argument of a God suggests a greater wisdom in the creator of
> wisdom. Intelligence is not wrong. Wisdom is a creation of God. He laid the
> earth's foundations with wisdom.
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> In order to have freedom of choice, we must learn to deal with
> contradictions and opposing viewpoints. I value freedom of choice because it
> is a gift of God. But choice leads to consequences. If you choose this, then
> the consequences are these. If you choose that, then the consequences are
> that. Therefore choose wisely ... choose freedom ... choose life ... choose
> blessings ... choose wisdom ...
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> Cheers,
>
> Pauline Khoo
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