Yes, I would, his beliefs shouldn't matter
No, he needs to believe in God, even if he agrees with me
You are wanting the same certainty that religion gives you about your religious beliefs. I don't expect to have that certainty about global warming that you appear to need. You want it to be the same binary certainty you have about your religious beliefs when it comes to things like global warming. The real world is not like that.
Last edited by OhIsee.Then; 02-20-12 at 03:06 PM.
Can you see how your response could be construed as arrogant?
"I think the basics of religious beliefs are built on the most ridiculous and silly ideas - ever . . . the stuff that comes out of my Mom's mouth is just absolutely unbelievable to me that her, as an educated modern woman in this era, still believes what she believes." - You are showing an arrogant attitude toward your own mother
"Now - in order to still see religious people for being capable of grounded intelligence: I have to overlook their religious views and pretend that they're still capable of being rational and showing a glimmer of common sense and reason." - You are showing arrogance toward all religious people
"For me: religious beliefs are a problem . . . and yet I can manage to overlook it..." More condescending and arrogant foolishness.
Now, if you were religious, you would know timeless proverbs like this one from King Solomon:
I am Wisdom.
--Common Sense is my closest friend;
I possess knowledge and sound judgment.
If you respect the LORD, you will hate evil.
I hate pride and conceit and deceitful lies.
I am strong, and I offer sensible advice and sound judgment.
By my power kings govern, and rulers make laws that are fair.
Every honest leader rules with help from me.
I love everyone who loves me, and I will be found by all who honestly search.
I can make you rich and famous, important and successful.
What you receive from me is more valuable than even the finest gold or the purest silver.
I always do what is right, and I give great riches to everyone who loves me.
From the beginning, I was with the LORD.
I was there before he began to create the earth.
At the very first, the LORD gave life to me.
Last edited by Peter Grimm; 02-20-12 at 05:37 PM.
To me, the heart of a good person is unselfish and not arrogant. How can someone who is too prideful to submit to God have those traits?
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville