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Posted on October 16, 2012 4:03 PM
No more to what point?
October 16, 2012 6:30 PM
October 16, 2012 18:30
Got ta love Shaw.
October 16, 2012 10:14 PM
October 16, 2012 22:14
"Instead of doing honest and respectable work and behaving [myself] as [an] ordinary citizen, [I] go about the world possessed by a strange gift of tongues--in my own case almost exclusively confined to the English language--uttering all sorts of extraordinary opinions for no reason whatever." - George Bernard Shaw
October 16, 2012 10:35 PM
October 16, 2012 22:35
The way I appreciate the quote is how a true believer is mistaken in his prejudice just like a skeptic is mistaken for his faithless scoffs.
Each tries to validate their views with obstinate stances, striving for a "happiness" based on inflexible insight.
I think Shaw is suggesting that extremism, in any form, does not promote contentment.
John Cox |
October 16, 2012 10:58 PM
October 16, 2012 22:58
I like your way of appreciating it, John. :)
A belief in pleasant lies is like a drunk's superficial happiness -- ripe for a rude awakening by reality. "lies" being the important bit Shaw assumes.
My initial reaction was closer to T's -- by way of quoting the guy himself! Well done, T.
October 17, 2012 3:54 AM
October 17, 2012 03:54
I wouldn't necessarily call that "my reaction" to the Quiptoon quote. It's just something I remembered & thought might be agitatingly funny.
Dogmatism certainly drives me nuts, & it seems to pervade every field. It's just a question of whether the dogmatists realize they are being dogmatic or not.
T again |
October 17, 2012 7:03 AM
October 17, 2012 07:03
I didn't read the quip until I stopped laughing at the picture, then I laughed twice as hard.
I figure G/d knows his own and he's more interested in how I treat other living beings than he is in the cuss words I use when I cut my finger.
And "T again" most dogmatists know they're not being dogmatic.... because they're convinced they're right.
October 17, 2012 9:23 AM
October 17, 2012 09:23
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