Your Comments: God & Time | Summary and Q&A

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Your Comments: God & Time

TL;DR

Reader comments provide new perspectives on religion, belief, and the nature of time, prompting further exploration.

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Key Insights

  • ๐Ÿซ’ Living the questions of religion should not entail unhealthy or oppressive ideas.
  • โ“ Beliefs are not only about what is true but also influence actions and decisions.
  • ๐Ÿ”‘ The word "blick" has origins in Dutch and German, surprising the content creator.
  • ๐Ÿคจ Choosing beliefs politically or religiously raises interesting questions about the relationship between belief and facts.
  • ๐Ÿ’ฑ Understanding one's perspective and cultural background is the first step towards changing an ideology.
  • โŒ› The metaphysics of time is an area where empirical physics and philosophical analysis intersect.
  • ๐Ÿฅบ Inquiring about concepts like time, even if seemingly futile, can lead to valuable insights.

Transcript

hello everybody oli here you've left some really intelligent comments on the channel over this last month so let's have a look at some of the highlights first up I did a video about religion and truth and religious statements and in that video I said that maybe there's room to live the question a little bit when it comes to what religion is about s... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: Can beliefs be harmful, even if they are not true?

Yes, beliefs can have negative consequences if they lead to harm or discrimination towards oneself or others. It is important to critically examine and challenge harmful beliefs.

Q: How does belief influence rationality and decision-making?

Beliefs shape the way people view the world and can affect the reasoning process. Understanding the relationship between beliefs and rationality can lead to a better comprehension of human behavior.

Q: Can ideologies and beliefs be chosen consciously?

The choice to adopt an ideology or belief is complex and influenced by various factors, including upbringing, personal experiences, and exposure to different perspectives. While some aspects can be consciously chosen, others may be subconscious or socially influenced.

Q: Does time passing exist objectively, or is it subjective?

Views differ among philosophers, with B-theory suggesting that the passage of time is an illusion. However, some arguments from physics and empirical observations support the idea of time passing.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Esther shenanigans point out that not all religious questions are healthy to live and reject, highlighting the privilege of a non-oppressed perspective.

  • Peter Pan emphasizes that beliefs shape actions and calls for a discussion on the link between belief and rationality.

  • Astonishingly, blick is not a made-up word by RM Hare, but rather has similar meanings in German and Dutch.

  • Tyler Graham's question on choosing blix and ideologies paves the way for exploring the choice of beliefs politically and religiously.

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