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I'm speaking here in Western canonical terms, if i may stretch that term slightly. I'm going ask this question and return to it until i can think of a question more relevant to me. I don't ask questions often anymore, and i talk to myself as much as others here. However i love data for its own sake and the best answers provoke thought, and draw me deeper into myself. It's poetic irony of course that i need others to do this.
turtlesplash turtlesplash 41-45, M 6 Answers Apr 23 in Health

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I've deconstructed christianity from a philosophical viewpoint and it works from presuppositions right through. I find pantheism/panentheism, atheism and agnosticism do that. I've yet to find another belief system that works philosophically, but I'm sure they exist. I haven't explored islam in the same way. <br />
All these people who consider christianity and rational thought as mutually exclusive are almost certainly incapable of genuine philosophical enquiry. (which applies to most theists as well). <br />
To answer your question... They both attempt to construct meaning from a set of inputs.<br />
Venn diagram- one circle christians, another circle philosophers, some section overlapping.

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Not much in my opinion. A philosopher leaves room for the possibility of error in his / her thinking. Questions always remain for the philosopher. Christians have doctrine and dogma, and any questions about life, have to be answered within the parameters of that doctrine and dogma. A Christian would call the philosopher, 'worldly'.

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you make a critical distinction that makes me want to ask you another question - would you concede that the measure of Christian behaviour lies in how Christ-like it is?

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Yes. That is part of the reason I believe there really are very few Christians or none at all in existence today. Also Mark 16:15-18.

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do you think it's possible that Christ was a philosopher who stumbled into something so big that it blew his mind, and then subsequently much of those around him?

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Christians only need to believe in the teachings of Christ. Christ did all the philosophizing for them.

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that's the problem isn't it? too many people who call themselves Christians actually think this way

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Its comforting to have a simplistic view of the world.

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blah, blah, blah... Both Christians and philosophers believe that "in the grand scheme of things, they are insignificant"... Either because there is a higher power or a higher purpose, neither can live their life completely, because they both feel empty... Paragraph 1.. :) *Damn, I'm smooth!*

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but, hang on...

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there's some glib power in your play on the difference between the two's values, but i think it's actually the opposite in truth - they both are obsessed the problem of human agency BECAUSE they think it's the most worthwhile problem

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Now you're talking in riddles, just like Jesus.. :)

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"in the grand scheme of things, they are insignificant".....Not even close to the Christian belief ...

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that reply short-circuited some hypocrisy in brain

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Roadwarriors i mean

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The search of Eternity.....?

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