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metavision:

but it is not convincing

I'm not sure where exactly you disagree

The Priests concerned have made the mistake of thinking that Christianity is bout behaving as Christ might have done rather than as the Pharisees might have done...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jan 7th, 2008 at 07:12:59 AM EST
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I'll be darned if I can express it.  

All the examples in the world and all the reasonable argument would not 'convince' me, because they are exterior to me.  My motivation has to come from within and reason is too cut and dry to 'move' me:  By reason alone, I know smoking is stoopid, but it doesn´t stop me.  Fear doesn´t stop me.  There is a whole motivation system that we develop individually as we internalize our own beliefs and I cannot come up with a name.  It´s a constant personal integration of ´knowing connections´.

I´m avoiding words that have various connotations, but others here have described many parts of what I mean, though.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Mon Jan 7th, 2008 at 02:52:30 PM EST
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metavision:
I cannot come up with a name.

In Christianity it is called Love.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jan 8th, 2008 at 08:06:33 AM EST
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That does not even begin to describe it and much less in the sticky connotations of thaaaaat phrase.  Yikes.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Wed Jan 9th, 2008 at 11:35:24 AM EST
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Yep - it has a lot of connotations, so much so that the ancient Greeks had 4 distinct words for it to capture some of them.

agapê (love, charity)
philia (friendship, love)
storgê (natural affection)
eros (attraction, sexual love)


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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Jan 9th, 2008 at 06:20:20 PM EST
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Thought there were more than 4, If I remember right there should be Mania (obsessive)and Pragma (analytical) too and I think there was another but don't remember what it was.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Jan 9th, 2008 at 06:28:33 PM EST
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