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    Re: How To Suffer Fools Gladly

    Quote Originally Posted by Angel View Post
    The phrase has always delighted me for some reason. Perhaps because the meaning isn't readily apparent. So-and-So doesn't suffer fools gladly. Nice, no?

    So TWO questions:
    one answer.
    1. What does it mean?
    2. How does one do it?
    that saying describes those who talk down to others only because they can
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    Re: How To Suffer Fools Gladly

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    Very impressive explanation! Thank you very much for that. Ever taught Sunday School?
    lol...no, just my own children...thanks and you're welcome...
    "For it is to us God has revealed them through his spirit, for the spirit searches into all things, even the deep things of God." 1 Corinthians 2:10

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    Re: How To Suffer Fools Gladly

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    lol...no, just my own children...thanks and you're welcome...
    I was raised by a fervent atheist and an agnostic. I never even went to church regularly until I met my wife. I'm trying to take my kids regularly until they are old enough to make an informed decision about their beliefs. It's very hard to be learning and teaching your children at the same time. Luckily my wife helps pick up the slack.

    My sons have gotten curious about Muslim and Wiccan beliefs too and we try to give them as much information as possible. It's amazing how much you can not know and not be aware of that lack of knowledge. It's probably been more educational for me than the kids.
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    Re: How To Suffer Fools Gladly

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    I was raised by a fervent atheist and an agnostic. I never even went to church regularly until I met my wife. I'm trying to take my kids regularly until they are old enough to make an informed decision about their beliefs. It's very hard to be learning and teaching your children at the same time. Luckily my wife helps pick up the slack.

    My sons have gotten curious about Muslim and Wiccan beliefs too and we try to give them as much information as possible. It's amazing how much you can not know and not be aware of that lack of knowledge. It's probably been more educational for me than the kids.
    Good for you...I think that is where a lot of parents go wrong, especially Christian parents...you can be too dogmatic in teaching them and then you will end up pushing them far away from what you are trying to instill in them...teach as best you can but allow them to make their own decisions as they get older...they will anyway, but then they will not resent you if you give them the space to make their own choices...I like this proverb in Proverbs 22:6...I have found it to be true...

    "Train a boy in the way he should go;
    Even when he grows old he will not depart from it."
    "For it is to us God has revealed them through his spirit, for the spirit searches into all things, even the deep things of God." 1 Corinthians 2:10

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    Re: How To Suffer Fools Gladly

    I don't suffer fools gladly. People of low intelligence profoundly irritate me. It is unfortunate to realize that half of the people one interacts with in one's life are of below-average intelligence. Necessarily so, given that by definition, 50% of the population should be placed below an average, while the other 50% should be placed above it, in a normal distribution.

    So, there are too many fools out there, and the fact that they often get to decide what happens, is infuriating. Take, for example, Trump's electors. A disproportionate number among them are not intelligent, and are under-educated (two states that don't necessarily overlap, but still). Nevertheless, they got him elected (even though they were a minority, considering that he lost the popular vote, and considering that voter participation in America is low).

    We have a situation depicted in that movie, Idiocracy. The stupidest people around, are the ones who defined the destiny of this nation for the current 4 years, and God forbid, possibly 4 more years.

    Should I suffer this situation gladly? Not at all. I'm very cranky about it.

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    Re: How To Suffer Fools Gladly

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    Good for you...I think that is where a lot of parents go wrong, especially Christian parents...you can be too dogmatic in teaching them and then you will end up pushing them far away from what you are trying to instill in them...teach as best you can but allow them to make their own decisions as they get older...they will anyway, but then they will not resent you if you give them the space to make their own choices...I like this proverb in Proverbs 22:6...I have found it to be true...

    "Train a boy in the way he should go;
    Even when he grows old he will not depart from it."
    Thank you. I very much want the boys to be comfortable with religion and understand that their parents believe in God, but they can make their own choices. I also feel that an understand of other religions is important for a wealth of reasons.

    It's a tough path to walk at times, but we want to do right and we honestly believe that they gain important life lessons and no bad ones at a catholic church that follows the ideals properly.
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    Re: How To Suffer Fools Gladly

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    Thank you. I very much want the boys to be comfortable with religion and understand that their parents believe in God, but they can make their own choices. I also feel that an understand of other religions is important for a wealth of reasons.

    It's a tough path to walk at times, but we want to do right and we honestly believe that they gain important life lessons and no bad ones at a catholic church that follows the ideals properly.
    Can I ask, Keridan...what caused you to change your view? Your wife or something else?
    "For it is to us God has revealed them through his spirit, for the spirit searches into all things, even the deep things of God." 1 Corinthians 2:10

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    Re: How To Suffer Fools Gladly

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    Can I ask, Keridan...what caused you to change your view? Your wife or something else?
    I'm not sure it really was a change, to be honest. I wasn't exposed to or taught about anything Catholic growing up. I sometimes went to church, but not much and it was usually with someone else and I would end up in cringy places like 7th day Adventist or Mormon sermons.

    As I got close with my wife, we would often end up at 2 different churches that were Catholic and smaller and just a warm place. It helped me solidify the feelings I had always kind of been unsure about.

    May I ask, what religion do you follow and have you always been in the same beliefs?
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    Re: How To Suffer Fools Gladly

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    I'm not sure it really was a change, to be honest. I wasn't exposed to or taught about anything Catholic growing up. I sometimes went to church, but not much and it was usually with someone else and I would end up in cringy places like 7th day Adventist or Mormon sermons.

    As I got close with my wife, we would often end up at 2 different churches that were Catholic and smaller and just a warm place. It helped me solidify the feelings I had always kind of been unsure about.

    May I ask, what religion do you follow and have you always been in the same beliefs?
    I grew up exposed to several different denominations only because of my maternal grandfather...my paternal grandmother was a Church of God preacher...my maternal grandfather went to whatever church was close by...Southern Baptist, Church of God, Pentecostal Holiness, Assembly of God...and took me with him, since my parents had more or less given up on going to church altogether because of their dogmatic upbringing...

    When I was about 16, my parents began studying the Bible with Jehovah's Witnesses and of course I rebelled, as teenagers do and went my own way...at the age of 22, I began to seriously question life, since my own husband was dying from liver cancer...low and behold, my parents seemed to have more answers which came directly from the Bible than anything I had ever heard before so I began studying with Jehovah's Witnesses for myself...long story short, I was baptized in 1976 and have been one of Jehovah's Witnesses ever since...
    "For it is to us God has revealed them through his spirit, for the spirit searches into all things, even the deep things of God." 1 Corinthians 2:10

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    Re: How To Suffer Fools Gladly

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    I grew up exposed to several different denominations only because of my maternal grandfather...my paternal grandmother was a Church of God preacher...my maternal grandfather went to whatever church was close by...Southern Baptist, Church of God, Pentecostal Holiness, Assembly of God...and took me with him, since my parents had more or less given up on going to church altogether because of their dogmatic upbringing...

    When I was about 16, my parents began studying the Bible with Jehovah's Witnesses and of course I rebelled, as teenagers do and went my own way...at the age of 22, I began to seriously question life, since my own husband was dying from liver cancer...low and behold, my parents seemed to have more answers which came directly from the Bible than anything I had ever heard before so I began studying with Jehovah's Witnesses for myself...long story short, I was baptized in 1976 and have been one of Jehovah's Witnesses ever since...
    That's very interesting and I could see how you ended up there. Thank you for sharing that and I'm sorry about your husband. Liver cancer is very tough.

    My understanding of Jehovah's Witnesses is definitely on the more limited side. I've read a bit here and there and have 2 friends who don't practice themselves, but were raised ringing doorbells. Sometimes I feel it's actually one of the more complicated interpretations.

    Thank you again for sharing!
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