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    Interesting video, unique viewpoint from unique life experiences. It's just 12 min., and in the first 2-3 min. you see the unique places they are coming from. I definitely agree with their opinion about the title statement.

    "A man with a definite belief always appears bizarre, because he does not change with the world; he has climbed into a fixed star, and the earth whizzes below him like a zoetrope."
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    "Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the Church, is often labeled today as fundamentalism... Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along
    by every wind of teaching, looks like the only
    attitude acceptable to today's standards."
    - Pope Benedict the XVI, "The Dictatorship of Relativism"

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    How do you have enough time in your days to watch all these videos??
    φιλοκαλοῦμέν τε γὰρ μετ᾽ εὐτελείας καὶ φιλοσοφοῦμεν ἄνευ μαλακίας.

    It’s hard to translate this literally and poetically into English, but this is my attempt at a translation: “For we love beauty, that we attain good ends thereby, and we love wisdom, though not in a way that makes us soft, nor that causes us to value weakness.”

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    The issue with religions is that believers aren't actually at peace with their beliefs. They have to try and force the crap they "believe" in into everybody's throat. You are a good example of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YXPR View Post
    The issue with religions is that believers aren't actually at peace with their beliefs. They have to try and force the crap they "believe" in into everybody's throat. You are a good example of that.

    Well, to be fair, I do it, too. I think we all would like to be able to explain ourselves to others, and to have them agree with us.

    My feelings about beliefs are that they usually come to us from others and we don't always examine them very well. Well, who has the time to investigate every little belief?

    I think it's good to keep an open mind and to remember that people often believe things for a reason. That reason might not make any sense to other people, but it usually makes sense to the believer.

    For example, I don't believe that gravity is a fundamental force, but then, I also realize that I could be completely wrong in this belief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YXPR View Post
    The issue with religions is that believers aren't actually at peace with their beliefs. They have to try and force the crap they "believe" in into everybody's throat. You are a good example of that.
    I don’t see how that follows. You can be completely at peace with a belief that others need fo be part of your church or die, for instance. That’s not necessarily rooted in any insecurity.
    φιλοκαλοῦμέν τε γὰρ μετ᾽ εὐτελείας καὶ φιλοσοφοῦμεν ἄνευ μαλακίας.

    It’s hard to translate this literally and poetically into English, but this is my attempt at a translation: “For we love beauty, that we attain good ends thereby, and we love wisdom, though not in a way that makes us soft, nor that causes us to value weakness.”

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    I tried watching that but gave up after 7 seconds. What exactly are they comparing ----- revolutionary wars vs. holy wars?

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