Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mr. Logic

The other day, I got a comment on this blog, suggesting that I have a limited viewpoint.

The truth is that all viewpoints are limiting.  If you believe something, that automatically means there is something you don't believe in.

Examples:
  • I believe it is Thursday.  Therefore, I do not believe it is Friday.
  • I like the President.  Therefore, I do not dislike the President.
  • I like and dislike the President.  Therefore, I do not completely like the President, nor do I completely dislike the President.
  • I believe everything is correct.  Therefore, I do not believe anything is incorrect.

In the field of logic, this is called the law of non-contradiction.

8 comments:

William D said...

Very interesting, Michael.
So if I think you are super amazing and cool, I do not think that you are awful! Good to know, lol. By the way I think the first one!

Suzanne Klare said...

To William D, who said he is awful? Tell me, and I'll give them a piece of my mind >:I

Anonymous said...

Belief =/= viewpoint. Even if you believe something you can try and see how/why other people believe something else.

One might like the president, but one can see why some people might not like him. That's a viewpoint, different ways of thinking. If you can't put yourself in someone else's shoes, then that's a limitation.

Anonymous said...

Michael, I missed your blog for a while. Wow! You wrote once that you read every post. I feel for you. I couldn't even get through the first 50 of the 400+. The good thing is your blog is very popular. The state of marriage and morality, not so much. Kinda sad how things are going. I do agree. If they can't make it better, then please don't make it worse. I know too many 20yr olds on #2. Thanks Micheal.

Breanna(; said...

Michael I think that you were very fair with what you had to say in that post, you handled it in a mature manner, and I wouldn't pay any attention to anything that anyone says about what you said, clearly they don't understand the situation.

Anonymous said...

We all in some way have a limited perspective. We can't assume to have experienced the same feelings, emotions, and experiences that others have. Of course we can try to relate to them as best we could, but it will not be as authentic as any specific individual. Other factors and our demographics will ALWAYS play a role in how we perceive others. We as humans will always judge. And of course, depending on how strongly and passionately we believe in something, we might stand up for our opinion. That's all fine and dandy, however; religion arguments will not work on those who do not associate themselves with a certain belief (this is in regards to certain comments made by the righteous before). And as a response to those arguments: DO NOT QUOTE BIBLE SCRIPTURE AT ME. I DON'T CARE, THEREFORE YOU WILL NOT SWAY MY OPINION. And yes, I too will judge you for not having an open mind due to the hinderance of your religious beliefs. Stalemate. Either accept it or go follow a Bible blog.

William D said...

To Suzanne Klare: I can't remember who said that, but don't worry, I already chewed their ear off >:D

William D said...

To anonymous June 17, ......... Well you have no problem stating your beliefs........