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Dave Lim

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What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

Do share your response to this intriguing question...

Topics: life living
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    Jun 26 2012: End religion.
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      Jun 26 2012: why?
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        Jun 26 2012: Well, because I think religion (very specifically religion and not the mere belief in god/gods) has become a tool to keep people from thinking logically. Especially when you look at indoctrination and the fact that most people don't make informed choices when it comes to such an important belief. Religion is also moving into a position where many of the religious view science as anti-god. Consequentially, millions of people are refusing to even learn about the world around them because it contradicts the religion that was handed to them.

        Then, I look at war and how much violence, intolerance, and outright hate has been justified by religion. I would never claim that all wars and violence would end without religion, but I'd love to see the difference that I know it would make. I'd love to see a world where believing in any single thing (without exception) for which there is no evidence is laughable. I'd love to see people given a much better chance at exploring and learning about the world around them and the wonderful things that would come from that.
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          Jun 26 2012: The current arguement is that religion establishes morals, but where would moral be without religions? I think moral will still exist.
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          Jun 27 2012: Derek that is what became of Eastern Europe after the Soviet Union abolished religion.
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          Jun 27 2012: "I'd love to see a world where believing in any single thing (without exception) for which there is no evidence is laughable."

          I believe there is hope for humanity
          I believe I can succeed through persistence
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        Jun 27 2012: And morals still existed.
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        Jun 27 2012: Joy, there is evidence that you can succeed though persistence. And "hope" for the world is pretty ambiguous. It would need to be very clearly defined before you could look into evidence. World hunger? World Peace? Does hope mean that it can happen or that it will happen? I still stand by my point that we should not believe things without evidence. I think that's pretty fair.
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          Jun 27 2012: Can you prove anything? I want proof of proof. Do you think you can prove anything at all? I think we believe we are real because we have faith in reality. I am not arguing for/against religion. I address a philosophical question. What is truth? Is it universal?
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        Jun 27 2012: If we stop any exploration of evidence to ask "what is the real reality of what really is the realism of reality?" then we are forever handicapped. Also, how would we ever access a truth that is beyond our reality? Once we access it, doesn't that automatically make it our reality? Just because we may suspect that there are things beyond our understanding doesn't mean we should just start making things up. All opinions are not worthy opinions by sheer default.

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