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edhopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 10:45 AM
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16. But the same feelings
without the use of critical thinking can and does lead people to horrible actions for themselves and others.
Don't you think people who abandon medicine for faith healing, or give all their money to a church charlatan or become a suicide bomber and not following trust and obedience.
Trust and obedience to me means you are allowing another (a person or God) to make your decision for you.
Or are you talking following some inner inspiration or divine revelation, which is an entirely different conversation.
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  -Elijah by the brook Amerigo Vespucci  May-08-11 10:55 AM   #0 
  - And given Elijah's later, post-Biblical career as a raven-like trickster  villager   May-08-11 10:59 AM   #1 
  - There has definitely been some transformation...  Amerigo Vespucci   May-08-11 03:46 PM   #3 
  - Try critical thinking,  edhopper   May-08-11 10:59 AM   #2 
  - I appreciate the wisdom in that...  Amerigo Vespucci   May-08-11 03:49 PM   #4 
     - Just remember  edhopper   May-08-11 04:14 PM   #5 
        - Trust and obedience can lead you out of your logical, conventional straitjacket  Lydia Leftcoast   May-08-11 11:50 PM   #6 
        - I find it fascinating...  trotsky   May-09-11 06:23 AM   #7 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   May-09-11 06:56 AM   #8 
           - Did you even read the whole post?  Ninjaneer   May-09-11 08:24 AM   #10 
              - Meh, he doesn't follow them either.  trotsky   May-09-11 09:52 AM   #12 
                 - Thats always my question.  Ninjaneer   May-09-11 10:45 AM   #17 
        - Its a good thing  Ninjaneer   May-09-11 08:21 AM   #9 
        - Deference to a higher authority  edhopper   May-09-11 08:50 AM   #11 
        - Trust and obedience to whom? Your pastor?  cleanhippie   May-09-11 09:54 AM   #14 
           - You are completely (and maybe deliberately) misreading my post  Lydia Leftcoast   May-09-11 10:21 AM   #15 
              - But the same feelings  edhopper   May-09-11 10:45 AM   #16 
              - I'm talking about following an inspiration  Lydia Leftcoast   May-09-11 03:01 PM   #19 
                 - Again  edhopper   May-09-11 03:31 PM   #23 
              - ...  trotsky   May-09-11 01:29 PM   #18 
                 - Leave it to you to come up with the most extreme negative example possible  Lydia Leftcoast   May-09-11 03:02 PM   #20 
                    - I'm pretty sure the most extreme negative example possible would have involved mass murder,  darkstar3   May-09-11 03:05 PM   #22 
                    - Unencumbered by a "logical, conventional straitjacket"...  trotsky   May-09-11 04:44 PM   #24 
        - +1!  cleanhippie   May-09-11 09:53 AM   #13 
  - Anyway, you guys, this has been an interesting set of discussions, and  Lydia Leftcoast   May-09-11 03:04 PM   #21 
 

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