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The true reason that I don’t believe in god

 
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28 January 2018 09:40
 

I did not intend for my use of realist to be derogatory, just descriptive.  But I found it interesting and thought-provoking to get responses from 4 different angles.  The best of the online forum world.

 
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28 January 2018 15:49
 
hannahtoo - 28 January 2018 09:40 AM

I did not intend for my use of realist to be derogatory, just descriptive.  But I found it interesting and thought-provoking to get responses from 4 different angles.  The best of the online forum world.

Should we go hook up behind the bleachers?

 
 
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28 January 2018 16:02
 
Jb8989 - 28 January 2018 03:49 PM
hannahtoo - 28 January 2018 09:40 AM

I did not intend for my use of realist to be derogatory, just descriptive.  But I found it interesting and thought-provoking to get responses from 4 different angles.  The best of the online forum world.

Should we go hook up behind the bleachers?

That sounds completely random?

 
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28 January 2018 16:34
 
hannahtoo - 28 January 2018 04:02 PM
Jb8989 - 28 January 2018 03:49 PM
hannahtoo - 28 January 2018 09:40 AM

I did not intend for my use of realist to be derogatory, just descriptive.  But I found it interesting and thought-provoking to get responses from 4 different angles.  The best of the online forum world.

Should we go hook up behind the bleachers?

That sounds completely random?

Maybe. But then again…

 
 
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29 January 2018 05:00
 
hannahtoo - 28 January 2018 09:40 AM

I did not intend for my use of realist to be derogatory, just descriptive.  But I found it interesting and thought-provoking to get responses from 4 different angles.  The best of the online forum world.

But jokes aside, I think a realist boils down to someone who doesn’t let thier emotions bias thier conclusions. The issue is that it’s not like they can ever truly be subtracted from your perspective on anything. They’re in the mix regardless. So it’s how you deal with them within an intellectual analyse, or in the theist’s case, whether they’re even aware of their influence on thier beliefs. Basically you say Christian logic and I just see a pendulum bouncing back and forth between hope and fear.

 
 
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29 January 2018 07:22
 
Jb8989 - 29 January 2018 05:00 AM

Basically you say Christian logic and I just see a pendulum bouncing back and forth between hope and fear.

That’s the stock market.

 
 
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29 January 2018 13:41
 
Jb8989 - 29 January 2018 05:00 AM
hannahtoo - 28 January 2018 09:40 AM

I did not intend for my use of realist to be derogatory, just descriptive.  But I found it interesting and thought-provoking to get responses from 4 different angles.  The best of the online forum world.

But jokes aside, I think a realist boils down to someone who doesn’t let thier emotions bias thier conclusions.

Should be two Ts.

Butt I’d put it, someone who invests more in the sound processes of critical thinking than in personal matters (up to the extent that’s doable).

 
 
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29 January 2018 20:51
 

I think “realist” means different things in different contexts. For example, after watching the Ken Burns Vietnam documentary, I can’t help thinking that if Lyndon Johnson had been a realist, he never would have committed American ground troops, or at a minimum would have abandoned the endeavor soon thereafter. He’d have chosen an option that was possible in reality rather than the one he wished was possible.

On the other hand, he may have been a realist in the sense that even though he knew the war was unwinnable, he also knew that in reality, he had to go through with it anyway in order to get elected in 1964.

 
 
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30 January 2018 11:02
 
Antisocialdarwinist - 29 January 2018 08:51 PM

I think “realist” means different things in different contexts. For example, after watching the Ken Burns Vietnam documentary, I can’t help thinking that if Lyndon Johnson had been a realist, he never would have committed American ground troops, or at a minimum would have abandoned the endeavor soon thereafter. He’d have chosen an option that was possible in reality rather than the one he wished was possible.

On the other hand, he may have been a realist in the sense that even though he knew the war was unwinnable, he also knew that in reality, he had to go through with it anyway in order to get elected in 1964.

You’re probably right. It’s a problem with definitions, I guess, but I’d agree that opportunism and realism have a lot in common.

 
 
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