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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 04:30 PM

SPECULATION: WHAT'S WRONG WITH PEOPLE?

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I'll tell you exactly what's wrong with us, and it's that we're stupid, myself included.

We're not stupid, because we aren't intelligent, but because most of us assume that our beliefs are fact, and never bother to critically analyze them to find out if that's really true.

Remember that old definition of what "assume" means? It makes an ASS out of U and ME.

I'm not saying that I'm perfect, because I'm just as guilty as everyone else, but it's also important to note that this is not a religious or political post, but examples of how some of those views aren't exactly based on fact either, but on faith and bias instead.

For example, MANY republicans believe that ALL democrats are only out to create another socialistic country by taxing the stuffing out of rich people and giving everyone a free ride, except rich people.

Many democrats believe that ALL republicans are lying money-hungry racist that believe the only way to solve the world's problems is through small government, tough love, and free market capitalism.

Well, it might be true that SOME democrats and SOME republicans think this way, but ALL of them?

How could anyone possibly know this? That would involve talking to everyone in the world, and I just don't see how this could possibly be done, but many democrats and republicans still insist their view is a fact.

Don't believe me? Just go to any online newspaper that offers a comments section for any article about the current president.

These are known as blanket statements, and usually aren't true, but I know for a fact that the above political beliefs aren't true.

How do I know this? Because the person who made them didn't talk to me, and I wouldn't have agreed with them, thus proving it isn't true that ALL democrats or ALL republicans think that way.

It doesn't stop with politics either, but also includes religion.

Where's the proof that God (if she exist) even wrote the Bible, Koran or the Torah, or inspired them, but some religious people still insist on making laws based on their religious beliefs and interpretations.

I mean if it was a fact that God really believed that gay people were a hell driven species, then why only call it an abomination? Why not just come right out and tell us that YOU WILL GO TO HELL if you have sex with someone else who's also of the same sex? Hell, animals do it, but God doesn't call them an abomination, and why does she even care anyway?

Even Jesus didn't say it. He just said that a man was only supposed to leave his parents to marry a woman (paraphrasing, of course), but then what did he do? He left his parents to hang around with twelve guys and an alleged prostitute.

The funny part is that Mary Magdalene didn't even become a prostitute until the sixth century AD.

Don't get me wrong. I think Jesus was an awesome person. He stepped in when a woman was about to be stoned to death for being an adulteress, risking his own life, and which religious person would do that today? Really, I want to know who, because I'm sure there are some, and that should really be the norm and not the exception.

It just goes to prove that, to many people, facts don't matter, but beliefs do.

In other words, "BELIEFS TRUMP FACTS."

And with that, I believe I'm going to go smoke a bowl and laugh at all us stupid people being stupid forever ha, ha, ha!
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Stuart G Jun 2020 #1
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Response to Amy-Strange (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2020, 08:59 PM

1. Some people learn & when they learn, they are not .."stupid"..just takes longer to learn..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 16, 2020, 09:22 PM

2. True, but I didn't say people were stupid intellectually.

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I said they were stupid, including me, because we don't always critically analyze our beliefs. We just accept them as fact instead.

That's stupid in my opinion.
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