You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #21: There is more tied up in belief than simple philosophical arguments [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 05:30 PM
Response to Original message
21. There is more tied up in belief than simple philosophical arguments
For most people it frames their life. For those that cling to such anamolies real hope is tied into these things. Hope is truly a two edged sword. While it can give people strength to carry on against amazing odds it can collapse and devestate a person trebling the damage that may have come to them.

It is sad that these people were deluded into these beliefs. But smashing their hopes is not humane. There are other ways to guide people back to reason if it needs to be done at all.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC