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Is the fear of irrational fears rational?
#21
RE: Is the fear of irrational fears rational?
Which actually came as quite a surprise to me because our resident atheists actually seem much more knowledgeable in Bible than the Bible huggers lol
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#22
RE: Is the fear of irrational fears rational?
(8th August 2017, 09:36)Aegon Wrote:
(8th August 2017, 08:20)Dropship Wrote: God invites us ALL to that great party in the sky like Jesus said-
"The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son...he told his servants- go out and invite to the banquet anyone you find" (Matt 22:2)

What's to "fear" about that? People don't have to come if they don't want to..Smile
And Jesus said he'll be drinking wine with his mates in heaven.
That's me out then, I don't drink (sniffle)

If we play the game of Bible quotes when it comes to this,  I think you'll lose.

I accept the challenge mate, let's see what you've got! Many before you have tried to send me down..Wink
Right Rock?-
"C'mon, it's true, but that don't bother me, I just wanna prove somethin', I ain't no bum, it don't matter if I lose, don't matter if Dropship opens my head. The only thing I wanna do is go the distance, that's all.
Nobody's ever gone fifteen rounds with Dropship. If I go them fifteen rounds, an' that bell rings an' I'm still standin', I'm gonna know then I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood"...
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#23
RE: Is the fear of irrational fears rational?
Ooooh, a fairy-tale pissing contest. I want to participate, but I can only quote Cinderella. Can I join too?
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#24
RE: Is the fear of irrational fears rational?
(8th August 2017, 14:44)bennyboy Wrote: Ooooh, a fairy-tale pissing contest.  I want to participate, but I can only quote Cinderella.  Can I join too?

Go ahead mate, you can even quote Alice of you like..Smile-
"It would be sooo nice if something made sense for a change"- Alice in Wonderland
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#25
RE: Is the fear of irrational fears rational?
(6th August 2017, 00:49)pool the matey Wrote: The definition of fear is:
an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.

Fear becomes irrational when their is no actual but perceived danger, pain or harm.

So is the fear of irrational fear a rational or irrational fear?
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From what you said here yes.... unless you would like to make the case that the fear is unharmful.
It is said that an argument is what convinces reasonable men and a proof is what it takes to convince even an unreasonable man.  - Alexander Vilenkin
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#26
RE: Is the fear of irrational fears rational?
The brain itself doesn't understand the difference between a real situation and a simulated one. Reading an adventure book where the protagonist is in mortal peril constantly is, to the brain, the same as if the person the brain belongs to were the one in those situations. So in a sense, understanding this and the idea that even imaginary situations can put the brain through various stresses is something that could be a cause for concern. If you're someone who has more of a penchant for very intense action or horror than for, say, irreverent or lighthearted comedies, you're undergoing a greater stress reaction psychologically. If you've got things like stress or anxiety disorders you're probably exacerbating them without even realizing it. So depending on the kind of person you are and the risk factors you're under, it may or may not be rational to fear these things.
Religions were invented to impress and dupe illiterate, superstitious stone-age peasants. So in this modern, enlightened age of information, what's your excuse? Or are you saying with all your advantages, you were still tricked as easily as those early humans?

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There is no better way to convey the least amount of information in the greatest amount of words than to try explaining your religious views.
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#27
RE: Is the fear of irrational fears rational?
I would say the fear of irrational fears is definitely irrational. While irrational fears are uh...irrational, in and of themselves they can't really hurt you. We should try not to have irrational fears, we should talk ourselves out of them when we do have them, but we shouldn't fear them.
Spring is always false hope
Promises of new life
Spring tells her that she's beautiful
He's insincere and full of lies
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