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Angel4aKing
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0 posted 03-06-2007 06:08 PM       View Profile for Angel4aKing   Email Angel4aKing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angel4aKing

On Hope, Charity and Faith

Doubt leaves plenty of room for HOPE, sometimes CHARITY is necessary, and without FAITH in something what do have?




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Reality
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John,

Without faith, you couldn't rightly believe in reality, over and against unreality.  Without faith, "unadulterated" reason might lead you to believe that you don't even exist and that you can't trust your senses at all (if you don't believe that, do a quick survey of Western Philosophy, especially the part following the post-enlightenment hangover).  Yes there is faith in God.  But faith trickles down into common things as well, as purely necessary.  To say that religious faith is fanciful doesn't do justice to the more ordinary kind of faith you practice almost hourly ... A difference in degree, I think, not kind.


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"A difference in degree, I think, not kind."

That was a very good reply Stephen.

Without hope we are empty, without charity we are alone, and without faith we begin to lose hope.

"No one now dies of fatal truths, there are to many antidotes to them."- Nietzche
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Hope is blessed
Charity is blessed
Faith is blessed

But Wisdom is best.

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Thank you all for your replies

Essorant~~ You made me smile!!!

Thank you again!!!
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quote:
Hope is blessed
Charity is blessed
Faith is blessed

But Wisdom is best an illusion only the foolish dare chase.



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I have to admit, Ron nailed that one.

And a quote by Confucius comes to mind:

"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."

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Thank you all for replying

And I am wondering about wisdom being an illusion or even something we chase, or is forced upon us by age? What is a man who grows old yet has no wisdom even more of a fool then? HMMM

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A pervert?

I'm sorry. That doesn't only apply to older men. Or men. Or anyone really. I don't know why I said that. It was the first thing that popped into my mind. Cartoon characters can be perverts.

I don't belong in philosophy. I weird myself out.

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Indeed I saw a foolish plan
But never saw a foolish man.
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Essorant~~~Beware more than of a foolish man when you do happen upon him, foolish plans can be destroyed with just a wrench!!!

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Ok I thought about this a little more and figured better to be thought a fool then be chaseing wisdom or being chased by it????




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"A pervert?

I'm sorry. That doesn't only apply to older men. Or men. Or anyone really. I don't know why I said that. It was the first thing that popped into my mind. Cartoon characters can be perverts.

I don't belong in philosophy. I weird myself out."


LOL, that's awesome...
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