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Maybe to Dream

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About Maybe to Dream

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Personality

  • MBTI
    INTJ
  • Enneagram
    Type 5
  • Global 5/SLOAN
    RCOAI
  • Astrology Sign
    Leo
  • Personal DNA
    Respectful Inventor
  • Brain Dominance
    4

Converted

  • Biography
    young, mature, settled,much older than my age would suggest
  • Location
    Canada
  • Occupation
    Student
  • Interests
    Languages, Writing, Studying new things
  • Gender
    Female
  1. Thanks! I had meant to thank you for maintaining your style but I've been busy. Likewise. :)

  2. Thanks for the vote of confidence. Incidenally, your case was very well put. If this is the logic that I can expect, then look I forwards to reading more of your posts.

  3. Thanks. This largely reflects my own take on this.

  4. I hear (and agree with) you. Great post. Thank you.

  5. I am also interested in science and the scientific method. And I realized I'm of a skeptic. as defined by this wikipedia article... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeptic

    I've also read a lot of apologetics, church history, etc.

  6. Ah. So you're one of the more practical-minded types. That's interesting.

  7. It's been a long road. I read a lot of Christian authors - Yancey, Billy Graham, you name them, I've probably read it, I went to a Christian college. and I started to realize that there is no way to evaluate all the different Christian denominations. There is no reason to believe that any of them is any more "correct" than any other. I also realized the same can be said of world religions.

    I just see no real evidence of God.

  8. I grew up in a fundamentalist church and attended a fundamentalist Christian school. I started asking myself questions more along the lines of "How come we're not different?" Even now I think Christians tend to lack empathy sadly. So what drove your decision to leave?

  9. I grew up in a fundamentalist church. I stated asking myself questions like, how is it that this small church has somehow "got it all figured out", when I was in high school.

    How about you?

  10. Interesting. So what is your reasoning?

  11. This sounds like something I can relate to honestly. What are your experiences with the fundamentalist church?

  12. You do realize that America isn't the only culture either historically or currently to have freedom, equality under the law (in theory anyway), due process, or a Constitution/limits on the power of government right? In fact, there are some countries that probably score higher than America using the criteria you've put forward. A lot of the ideas America's founded on were largely modelled after the ideas and concepts set up by the British who drew their set-up from other places anyway. I don't even... Personally, I don't think it's a good idea to evaluate cultures constantly on a better or worse scale. It's far too permanent. Culture, like most things, isn't a finished product because people learn more and become more organized over time. What you see now is just a snapshot of a particular moment in time so you can't truly judge anything until after the culture has died. In which case looking back you'll usually see that it's mostly a wash. Where each culture has had some good and some bad in it. My preference is to pick and choose what I like about the cultures I encounter. A mono-cultural perspective often results in the reinforcing of blind spots.
  13. I've got to disagree slightly because while the racism isn't so upfront, I still find a lot of education on Native culture to be very patronizing and self-congratulatory. I left high school about 4 years ago and it looks like it's still being presented with the same mono-cultural perspective. Where even if people are now willing to admit the European imperialists were wrong, the assumptions made are that because their culture wasn't fully Western, it was still primitive and that this primitiveness is the reason why Natives are marginalized today. At least that's the thinking that I'm seeing.

  14. Good observations, thank you.

  15. Very thought provoking. Thank you for this excellent post.