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  • Hinduism

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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Traditional Chinese Folk Religion, Buddhism, and I think even Hinduism don't even deal with "salvation" or an afterlife. I don't think Buddhism even deals with the concept of a soul.
    I was referring more to god-based religions ('are fictitious god is the fictitious god').

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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Now I'm sensing denial...
    Now you're sensing silence...I don't debate with people that put words in my mouth and/or tell me what I am thinking even when I deny it.

    Think whatever you wish (clearly you will anyway).

    Good day.

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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Religion strikes me more as a narrative than being insightful. When I think of insight, I'm more likely to associate it with lines of inquiry; the striving for knowledge of things unknown. As with science for example. Which makes such knowledge no less insightful having been discovered, of course, but then it's an actual insight as opposed to being strictly insightful, which more accurately suggests the actual process or faculty whereby such knowledge was gleaned. Further, religion, being resistant and oft times even openly hostile to revision, owes the greater part of its subscription to the inertia of historical longevity more so than any validity of ongoing feedback. It's traditions and rituals.

    I suppose the distinction is so subtle as to be almost pedantic, but it's the difference between a perspective that claims to be (rightly or wrongly) immutable, and one that by operative necessity must forever remain inconclusive.

    At the point where these seemingly conflicting approaches find commonality in the object of their application, I'm convinced they'll become one. That neither exists to the exclusion of the other is proof alone of a hitherto unrecognised symbiotic component. That innominate (patris lulz) 'something' residing somewhere in the desire for knowledge itself, perhaps? I don't know.

    I do hope we haven't been chasing our own tails this whole time, or we stand to be the butt of future jokes.

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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Now you're sensing silence...I don't debate with people that put words in my mouth and/or tell me what I am thinking even when I deny it.

    Think whatever you wish (clearly you will anyway).

    Good day.
    More anger from your side...

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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    More anger from your side...
    Lol...more presupposing (hoping?) from yours. Can't deal with facts, so you make some up...ahh religious types...at least the more defensive ones

    Maybe next you could tell me who I want to win the Super Bowl (Seattle, btw). Or my feelings about the new '15 Ford Mustang (I like it, btw).

    Pass...life is too short to waste it on people like you. Talk to me when you actually listen and respect other people's words and feelings...even when you don't like those words.


    We are done on this for now.
    Last edited by DA60; 01-20-14 at 08:16 PM.

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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    Religion strikes me more as a narrative than being insightful. When I think of insight, I'm more likely to associate it with lines of inquiry; the striving for knowledge of things unknown. As with science for example. Which makes such knowledge no less insightful having been discovered, of course, but then it's an actual insight as opposed to being strictly insightful, which more accurately suggests the actual process or faculty whereby such knowledge was gleaned. Further, religion, being resistant and oft times even openly hostile to revision, owes the greater part of its subscription to the inertia of historical longevity more so than any validity of ongoing feedback. It's traditions and rituals.

    I suppose the distinction is so subtle as to be almost pedantic, but it's the difference between a perspective that claims to be (rightly or wrongly) immutable, and one that by operative necessity must forever remain inconclusive.

    At the point where these seemingly conflicting approaches find commonality in the object of their application, I'm convinced they'll become one. That neither exists to the exclusion of the other is proof alone of a hitherto unrecognised symbiotic component. That innominate (patris lulz) 'something' residing somewhere in the desire for knowledge itself, perhaps? I don't know.

    I do hope we haven't been chasing our own tails this whole time, or we stand to be the butt of future jokes.
    For quite some time, many religions argued with many scientists over whether or not the universe had a beginning (a genesis moment) or had always been as it was (steady state theory). The joke when we developed Big Bang Theory was that scientists had finally climbed the mountain of knowledge, surmounted the final precipice, only to be greeted by a group of theologians who had been waiting for them for centuries.

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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Of the world's 5 largest religions, which do you believe has more insight into human nature as in how we think and what we need in life to be happy and fulfilled? By this I do not mean which do you think is the "true faith" or not, but rather which one in its teachings and scriptures reveals the most about our true nature.

    I have studied all 5, and chose to adhere to Christianity, because it speaks true to me.


    However, I do not consider it disloyal to my faith to say I have found much that is admirable and wise in Buddhism and Taoism as well. Hinduism is interesting but never really struck me as having possession of any great insights. Islam never appealed at all, apologies to any offended in present company.

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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Lol...more presupposing (hoping?) from yours. Can't deal with facts, so you make some up...ahh religious types.

    Maybe next you could tell me who I want to win the Super Bowl (Seattle, btw). Or my feelings about the new '15 Ford Mustang (I like it, btw).

    Pass...life is too short to waste it on people like you.


    We are done on this for now.
    Now you're just projecting your own issues on me.

    All I'm doing is observing your written material.

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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    For quite some time, many religions argued with many scientists over whether or not the universe had a beginning (a genesis moment) or had always been as it was (steady state theory). The joke when we developed Big Bang Theory was that scientists had finally climbed the mountain of knowledge, surmounted the final precipice, only to be greeted by a group of theologians who had been waiting for them for centuries.


    +1

    I'm guessing they huffed up and called it beginner's luck.

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    Re: Which major religion has more insight into human nature?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post


    +1

    I'm guessing they huffed up and called it beginner's luck.
    If so, social science seems to be giving us a +2 with regards to organization of the basic social unit.

    Call it Coincidence?

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