Re: Hypocrisy? No, and here's why....
Posted by: rocknut ()
Date: March 15, 2013 10:52PM

Intellect has nothing to do with faith, in exactly the same way as a lack of intellect has nothing to do with not believing. I agree with you entirely....and, as someone else said here, I respect the intelligence of others I know that do have faith.

Now, as for the hypocrisy with regard to praying in times of crisis I'd have to disagree. From the age of 5 until I attended secondary school [roughly 8 years here in the UK] I was taught 'Religious Education'. I didn't 'ask to learn', I was forcibly taught. No harm done in the grand scheme of things, I grant you.

But - I was also taught Geography, Mathematics, English, Cookery. You get the picture, I got a broad education, as everyone here did, I hope. Now, when I need to work out what change I might expect from buying something I can work it out in my head. When I see a county's flag I instinctively know where it is from. I know how to spell, and compose grammar correctly.

My point is, that it is automatic behaviour. It is learned, indoctrinated and almost an unconscious act. With that in mind I have prayed at some of my darkest times - and I've had some dark, dark days believe me. I still know The Lord's Prayer by heart.

My wife's mother very recently passed away and I attended the service in her church. I sang hymns and I prayed when I was asked to. That was entirely out of respect for my wife's mother [and father when he died last year] because they were believers and church goers. Rachel's father had a Bible that he read daily and had made notes in and marked his favourite passages. It is a wonderful keepsake and very moving.....even for me.

In the strictest sense of the word I am a hypocrite. But there are hypocrites and then there are hypocrites.

Does any of that make sense? I hope I have explained it well enough.

_________________________________________________________

Always takin', Always fakin', Ignorance is so frustrating.

"I've done the math enough to know the dangers of our second guessing...."



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/15/2013 11:06PM by rocknut.

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