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Gordon Taylor

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Are people of faith in fact gullible?

Gullibility is the belief in something with no substantiating facts to support that something. I contend that if you believe in something based upon Scripture, whichever religion you belong to then you are gullible. That is not to mean evil or stupid but simply gullible. This also differs somewhat from credulous depending on what actions you take in support of your beliefs or faith.

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      Apr 18 2013: WOW! :D (I hope you don't mind me saying!)
      Seems people are a lot nicer then expected!
      Maybe the world is a lot better place, than it is represented in the media?
      Kind regards,
      Bernard.
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        Apr 19 2013: That's why I only pick up a newspaper when I have to light a fire.
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      Apr 18 2013: Don, thank you for sharing this.

      I sometimes read Mitch's comments and think......."I wish I knew enough to truly understand all the wonderful things he writes".......

      I find that it is the people who live up to their faith who are the most reliable.....whatever that faith is.

      There are many many wonderful people all over the earth, sometimes they are reserved and shy because they have been used and abused and taken for granted.

      Many times they act discreetly.....not interested in being admired by anyone.

      Thanks again Don.

      "After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done"
    • Apr 22 2013: Hi Don,
      I seem to remember an old guy like me who, was a long-time friend of yours. His name had a Swiss background and he helped you through these crazy times in a very different manner? The three of us are 80 and lived in Montreal.

      Erhard

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