tar Posted June 26, 2011 Share Posted June 26, 2011 I have noticed in discussions of theories and God, that there is a reluctance to give the holder of the theory, if it is not "us" holding the theory, the benefit of the doubt. The tendency to put the same idea in a good light when described concerning the first person, a neutral light concerning the second person, and a negative light with the third person, seems evident, and probably has some basis, in terms of how we are "set up" as humans. I am thinking it may have to do with what rules "we" go by. The topic title was written by TAR2 (me), who is an Atheist. The order of Reality,Theory,God might be God, Reality, Theory to a Theist, or Theory, Reality, God to a scientist. The people "we" identify with, are the people whose mind we already know, who go by "our" rules. On the other hand "you" don't know what you are talking about. And "they" are obviously in error. What is interesting to me is that everybody exists in, and has the same access to, the same world. But each individual goes by their "own" rules, consistent with the combination of "we" camps, that they belong to. So, the question is, in your own first person, what is it that you understand, that I don't see, that they are getting wrong? Regards, TAR2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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