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Discussion in 'Ethics & Morality Forum' started by aspen, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. aspen

    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    Critical thinking requires our ability to be metacognitive - thinking about our thinking. Can you step back and evaluate your own thoughts and ideas?

    Can you see past your opinions and perceptions in order to gain perspective or are your opinions part of your identity?

    In my opinion, the ability to think critically about our beliefs and ideas is incredibly important today because there is so much information flooding our minds.......much of it is propaganda used to support the beliefs of our group/tribe.

    Can you evaluate information that seems to support your beliefs? QAnon comes to mind.....
    It seems to support positive beliefs about Trump - can you evaluate it from a neutral position?
    Is it important to do so?

    IMO our tribe, Christianity, wants us to accept the teachings of our specific brand (denomination) without question. This mentality makes it difficult for us to evaluted secular information that seems to support our beliefs - ‘Trump is anti-abortion so he must be the right guy’ - ‘i did the right thing by voting for Trump so he must be the right guy no matter what’ therefore, ‘any criticism of Trump is a personal attack on my group and on me’. This is a dangerous mindset. It allow us to turn off our minds and i believe it can lead to disastrous results for our country and our spirituality. The devil operates in the shadows of our minds....conspiracy theories, propaganda, identity with opinion....

    1. Do you value critical thinking?
    2. Are you able to evaluate information that seems to support your worldview?
    3. Is faith the same as doubling down on your ideas about God? Or, is faith allowing events to unfold, with the hope that God will make everything right?
     
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    Critical thinking is good. That is why when 'someone' tells me all I need to do is 'love' everyone, I don't fall for their bs. Know what I mean?

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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    Why do you reject it? Is there any reason behind your conclusion? Just rejecting ideas because they threaten your worldview is not critical thinking....

    Know what I mean?
     
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    Hey, I am all for critical thinking. When someone comes and says you just need to 'love everybody', then my 'critical thinking' kicks in. It says, wait. don't be deceived by that bs.

    So what are you saying 'critical thinking' is? Accepting your bs? No, that is not 'critical thinking'. That is being 'stupid'.

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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    So there is only two choices for you? Aceept it if it seems to fit your worldview or identitfy it as bs and reject it with contempt?

    What about thinking about the reason for your decision? You seem to live in a world of conclusions without critical thought.....how do you learn new information if you jump to conclusions without consideration?
     
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    I do think about the reasons for my decisions and beliefs.

    Just because I don't buy into your bs. doesn't mean I am without critical thought.

    My critical thought didn't have to go very far to recognize the stupidity of what you are trying to sell.

    I never jump to conclusions.

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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    So what is your reasoning for your decision? You are participating on a thread that is called ‘critical thinking’ and you are only providing a conclusion; oh and of course, contempt
     
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    Because I have seen you bs before. For example, you declare the Christian just must love his neighbor. That defines what it is to be Christian.

    Yet, you hate Trump, and white people who voted for Trump. See the 'Current Event And Political' section and the thread "I want this to Happen'. There you describe your hatred for Trump.

    Thus, my critical thinking kicks in. And I say, what a hypocrite. What bs.

    It is not hard to come to this conclusion via my critical thinking. Probably wouldn't be hard without it.

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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    Hmm....

    Thanks for your reasoning.

    My failure to love Trump nulifies Christ’s call for us to love our neighbor? It seems more likely to be my shortcoming....

    Your mention of Trump and the people who marched against the removal of confederate statues seem to be a strange example......i do not know any of them. Not sure how it is possible to love or hate them. I certainly hate their ideas and behavior because i reconize the evil it perpetuates.

    If this is hatred of the individuals, it is my shortcoming, not a nulification of the gospel.

    Also, why do you disregard the sum of the law?
     
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    Oh. So you preach love but don't practice love. You said 'hate' . Are you saying I shouldn't believe you?

    You see why my critical thinking kicked in don't you? Of course you do. My critical thinking said, bs.

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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    Lol - well, if you are going to judge the gospel by the failures of people, you may as well reject it.

    Paul called himself the worst sinner of all and Peter rejected Christ three times.

    According to their behavior the Gospel you claim to follow is bs
     
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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    Anyway, back to the OP
     
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    You're the one claiming that love is what is necessary. Not me. Yet you prove you hate. Proves you are a hypocrite and a liar.

    That critical thinking of mine didn't have to go far did it?

    Stranger
     
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    The OP was never left.

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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    Rejecting the Gospel based on human failure to follow it perfectly is your choice, Stranger.....just be honest about your decision
     
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    I don't reject the Gospel. I reject your gospel of love, love, love. And the whole time you hate. Do you have a hard time sleeping at nights?

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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    You’ve been exposed......I understand

    The good news is that all you need to do is repent and start living the sum of the law, which is to love your neighbor

    Lose all your bitterness....give up your contempt......submit to Jesus and follow Him
     
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    How have I been exposed? I have never denied hating. I have never denied not loving everyone. Yet you do preach loving everyone, yet you don't. You hate like everyone else.

    Your 'gospel' is a false gospel. You can't even obey it.

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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    Its not my gospel.....it is the gospel of Jesus, Peter, and Paul. Have you read the New Testament?
     
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    The Gospel is believe. Your gospel is love everyone. Which you do not do.

    Stranger
     
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