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  1. Twilight Hero

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    “I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief”

    -Gerry Spence

    Pretty interesting, huh? This guy sounds atheist. Even though he would rather an opened mind, he seems pretty closed-minded to me. ;]
     
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    Is he an atheist?

    You find him closed minded, why?
     
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    I don't know.

    Well, because he seems like he doesn't wanna know about anything if he doesn't agree with it.
     
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    .. yeah.

    Now how on Earth did you figure all that from that one little quote? He doesn't seem like that at all.. You're right, you really don't know.
     
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    Everything's gonna be alright, Gikoku... no need to freak out.
     
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    Well hold on Scott, maybe he knows more about him than just this quote.
     
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    Umm... yeah..

    Not sure how you can find a quote like that closed-minded. Saying that it is for no particular reason is pretty closed-minded if you ask me.
     
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    Doesn't look like it. Doesn't look like he understands Gerry's quote either.

    One would be close-minded if they only limited themselves to their beliefs, failing to wonder outside of their beliefs.

    Take for example.. a guy who believes there is a God and wouldn't dare to think there wasn't. Then you have a guy who believes there is a God, but also isn't afraid to wonder if there really isn't.

    Twilight Hero seems to be making guesses about Gerry.
     
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    And if he thinks "beliefs" makes one close-minded, then I consider him close-minded. Got it? Maybe that was too hard for you to comprehend.
     
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    I sense an argument in the force. Lets not get this thread closed shall we?
     
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    *sighs*.. oh boy.

    Limiting oneself to a set of beliefs and refusing to wonder beyond/outside of them, makes one closed minded. That is what he was getting at, you're taking his quote out of context. Everyone has beliefs.
     
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    You do not know what he was getting at because that quote can have many different meanings. Now you are being close-minded. LOL
     
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    Only if one was an idiot, then he's left struggling with what he thinks it could mean, confused between multiple end points. You are clearly too narrow minded to understand what he was getting at.
     
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    "So I say, **** BIRDS!!" the great Ronny B
     
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    The theory of evolution?
    Nah, God did it.

    The Big Bang theory?
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    The Earth not being the centre of the universe?
    God says no.

    Sex without marriage?
    God says no!

    Homosexuality?
    GOD SAYS NO.

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    I think this is what he's talking about.
     
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    In my view, there's nothing wrong with religion. The problem comes when you try to force your beliefs on others, e.g. California's Proposition 8.
     
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    /facepalm

    I think it's quite obvious at what he was getting at.

    What exactly do you think it means?
    You haven't even stated a legitimate reason why you think he is close-minded.
     
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    If I created a thread on every single quote I thought great, Winston Churchill knowledge on this forum would go up by 200%. As it stands, I'm damn sure there's something in the rules that prohibits that, and probably this excuse for a debate.

    Oh, and here's another interesting quote to ponder about:

    Amen.
     
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    actually thats democracy in action. the public voting for what the majority wants.
     

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