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Is it possible to understand a theist?
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Is it possible to understand a theist?
Hello all, the topic of the post is the main theme of why I'm here. I'm sort of doing research - trying to find out more about the duality in theists I often observe. Post here if you know a place I can look up!

BTW I'm missing the part on sociology, right near atheism, theism and philosophy. Which forum would be the most suitable?

In general the current interest of mine is how come the theists do rationally think in all areas except the supernatural creator/caretaker? Obviously, they do leave home before bus is due to arrive. And they are able to accept an explanation of why glass is transparent and the brick is not. In particular they will acknowledge that a reasonable course of action or explanation is indeed plausible. And then they tell you one has a soul and do not want to talk about single-embryo twins (dunno the medical term, you get the point).

Not condescending, not biased, I want to try to talk to people about this, especially theists. How such conduct does not tear a person apart. Becuase it does not, there is some mind trick to overcome such conflicts in place and I don't have it. Are there theists around here too? A big welcome to all of you and I'm looking for to some interesting talks.
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#2
RE: Is it possible to understand a theist?
"Introductions" isn't the best place to debate, in fact it's discouraged. Start another thread for debate. Try the "Religion" forum.

Welcome
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#3
RE: Is it possible to understand a theist?
No mind trick involved, simply a different perspective.
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#4
RE: Is it possible to understand a theist?
There's such a thing as suspension of disbelief.
Some use it only for obvious fiction, like the X-men... others can't turn it off for the god they were raised to believe in.
The brain is a tricky subject!
Best of luck with your endeavours!

and welcome
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RE: Is it possible to understand a theist?
(July 30, 2014 at 6:37 pm)ShaMan Wrote: "Introductions" isn't the best place to debate, in fact it's discouraged. Start another thread for debate. Try the "Religion" forum.

I did not want to post a topic and discuss. This is how I want to introduce myself, as in these will be the interests I will have and this will be the stuff I will be most interested in.

And thanks Big Grin
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RE: Is it possible to understand a theist?
(July 30, 2014 at 7:29 pm)lwlodarczyk Wrote: This is how I want to introduce myself

thanks Big Grin
Cool.

No problem Big Grin
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RE: Is it possible to understand a theist?
Welcome
"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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RE: Is it possible to understand a theist?
(July 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm)lwlodarczyk Wrote: ...how come the theists do rationally think in all areas except the supernatural creator/caretaker?...Not condescending, not biased,...
Your assumption that theistic belief is de facto irrational is condescending and biased.

BTW, Welcome.
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RE: Is it possible to understand a theist?
I think you need to know the difference between advanced rational thought and basic intelligence (the caveats you mentioned as being dualistic amongst theists) when it comes to your understanding of theists.
But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.
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RE: Is it possible to understand a theist?
(July 31, 2014 at 11:45 pm)ChadWooters Wrote:
(July 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm)lwlodarczyk Wrote: ...how come the theists do rationally think in all areas except the supernatural creator/caretaker?...Not condescending, not biased,...
Your assumption that theistic belief is de facto irrational is condescending and biased.

BTW, Welcome.

Depends on the theist. Some are quick to distinguish faith as their driving motivation for belief and would readily admit to faith and reason being mutually exclusive.
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