Dr. Robert, god bless his soul (and for the irony challenged, that god thing was deliberate) at least provided some meaty intellectual give and take, back and forth. So did a few others. And he’s right about the flame war thing. I find trading insults on an internet forum pointless and juvenile. I suppose if people need to act stupid on the internet as an outlet for their otherwise mind numbingly useless existences, than by all means, go for it. But really, where did the smart, thoughtful people go?
Daniel, this is exactly why pseudo-intellectuals like yourself are annoying. You miss the whole point of the banter, can't see the meanings behind it and everything that isn't longwinded trite is not classified as "intellectual".
If i wrote and explained that in 6 paragraphs you would praise it for being "intellectual".
Awww, you find me annoying? I'm touched. But since you love honesty, your comment was vapid. Mistaking pabulum for "banter" is vapid. The cure for vapidity: reading. Go read a book. The expansion of your intellectual horizons will do you some good.
Go on now.
You can't talk... You counted the number of sentences... :-) LOL
But if he were to "break" you could fix him again, right? :-)
Ecco, how's it going there in your fantasy land? To say such rubbish like "Truth does not need defending" makes you look horribly naive. Tell me, have you ever read a single history book? I know my tone is "provocative" but i just want to explicitly express my disdain.
Toby, that was utterly besides the point. I had to count them to make a point. :)
My world is just fine, thanks for asking. :-) I have read loads of books, on many subjects. Your understanding of truth is… limited. Unnecessarily so. Truth cannot be found in what is read in books. Facts can, but not truth. It’s bigger than that.
I understand why you believe what you believe. I get that it makes sense to you. I even get that you felt compelled to express your disdain. You were completely successful in that expression. So that’s good. Um… honestly, I don’t know what else to say to you because I’ve made it pretty clear that I don’t defend because I don’t need defending. I don’t argue because I can’t see anything worth arguing about. So there you go. I celebrate your freedom to believe precisely what you wish to believe, to examine what you want and to leave unexamined what you want.
You missed my point entirely. Truth is very often obscured on purpose and if no one defends their point of view, humanity would be lost. That is what i meant with reading history. You read history, then you read the same history by another author and you have 2 different histories. If you don't care about the truth and instead are content with a subjective view then that's your choice. I on the otherhand wish that my views are challenged with logic and reasoning.
Ah I see. You are right Hexi. I did miss your point. Thank you for clearing that up.
All I can say is that there is a reality larger than logic and more profound than human reasoning. As such, you can only see it. It can't be argued or debated, only seen or not, which is why I left debating behind long ago. Don't take my word for it. Come see for yourself. Or not. The choice is yours.