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Land Shark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 07:01 PM
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41. Actually, I said the necessary ambiguity is subject to resolution through PROCESS
When people stand off, even on their own TV shows, (ala Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer) they can toss talking points or brickbats forever. But when they are forced into a real engagement, as when Cramer went on Stewart's Daily Show, a type of accountability is created, and, in that case, Stewart demolished Cramer. The Daily show quasi-"debate" format is but one of many examples of types of direct dialog/give and take that are the kinds of "process" I'm speaking of that help to resolve the incipient status quo of freedom allowing for nearly any conceivable opinion to simultaneously co-exist.

Some analogous process would benefit here, as I don't think you're fairly characterizing what I'm saying at all, and if that process had a third party it could provide feedback, or perhaps a "ruling" if the process allowed that, on whether or not characterizations of yours (for example) or mine, for that matter, are fair or not, and whether or not questions have been answered. That would help move things down the road.

Until we can, for example, agree on a neutral third party (as just one but not the only example of process) we're stuck or stymied at the point where you mischaracterize my position. For example, the "insult" i referred to is to the good faith SELFLESS believers, whose personal positions (and assets, and time) have yielded to the results of a sincere quest for God's will, but who under the terms of the study are lumped in with "egocentric" believers who merely project their personal desires onto God. The study is an insult to a portion of the people classified as egocentric, but not to all -- and this is taking the study on its own terms, as advertised. I might take issue with and argue against the study but before doing that I would read the whole thing, which I haven't yet done. Therefore I give it the benefit of every doubt and take it at face value, and at that point I find it lacking in the way I've described.
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