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Thread: Make your own ten commandments!
04-16-2013, 03:44 PM #11
04-16-2013, 04:01 PM #12
I say it because I do not have the time or energy to research everything in life. If I hire a contractor to add an addition to my house, or take my car to the garage for repairs I have to put some faith in their abilities and trust what they do. If one of my daughter comes home late and doesn't want to discuss the reason for being late sometimes you just have to trust that you raised them right and respect their privacy and judgement. To question everything and trust nothing would be tremendously stressful.I am always looking for Habs cards seq #'d 24/xx
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04-16-2013, 04:05 PM #13
My 11th commandment to "question everything" is just a way to be an active skeptic.
Don't take anything on face value, demand evidence, research the things you have been told.
Unfortunately, the majority of my life I didn't question the things I was told.
It was a lot easier than researching and demanding proof for claims.
But, once I started down this path (of questioning claims), there was an explosion of new knowledge I couldn't even perceive before.
Suddenly, things were not so black and white, but a complete spectrum of colors.
I wanted to make sure the things I believed were grounded in facts, evidence, good reason, and most important of all....good logic.
So, is it stressful?
In a way yes.
But it's also exciting and it keeps me going, striving to learn more and to not become complacent.
04-16-2013, 04:20 PM #14
^^^ and my #12 is basically saying "Don't Be A Sheep"...just becasue the majority/my elders/my written laws etc says it is right, or acceptable doesn't mean that it is. I think I always use it as more of a reminder to be knowledgable on a subject and understand all fo the parameters before I make a final decision on it.
Being this way has never caused me any stress..in fact as Alex mentioned, it has many times led me to pathways that reduced stress in my life...
04-16-2013, 04:31 PM #15
As far as the kids thing goes, I don't have, or never will have kids (that is a whole other thread...), but I totally agree with what you sau about the trust thing, and that my # 12 doesn't apply to all situations that I encounter, but it does temper most of them
04-16-2013, 05:10 PM #16
* see Matthew 22:36-40
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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
04-16-2013, 05:21 PM #17
I think there is a sizable difference between reasonable confidence and faith.
I have a reasonable confidence that when I get on an airplane it will in fact land.
This confidence is based on previous knowledge of seeing planes land.
I also have confidence on close personal people like friend and family.
If for example my sister needs $100 but when I ask what it's for she says it's personal..... I'm not going to go any further.
Based on previous interactions with her I don't need to press the issue.
BTW, it should be noted that not everything in life is about absolutes.
Therefore, using a word like "everything" should be taken with a grain of salt.
The important thing for myself is to remain a skeptic.
A reasonable skeptic of course.
04-16-2013, 05:28 PM #18
04-17-2013, 10:13 AM #19
King James Version (KJV)
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
04-19-2013, 03:12 PM #20