Friday, February 25, 2011

Forgive my foolish beliefs, as I forgive your foolish beliefs.

24 comments:

  1. What is the meaning of foolish and who determines that? In most instances I would agree, but what if we decided on this philosophy with such beliefs as racism, sexism, etc. Those are truly foolish beliefs but I believe it is important not to simply forgive them and move on. Those such beliefs need to be confronted as Martin Luther King Jr. so eloquently did.

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  2. After some of the blogs, comments, and discussions I have been reading this week your aphorism definitely brought a smile to my face.
    Thanks ^^

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  3. Yep, this one could easily open up a can of worms, it just depends on whether or not those worms are forgiveable. And I still reserve my right to laugh :P

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  4. i found "forgiveness" is a heavy topic. i personally think it depends on situations. and i also found the roads toward peace are multiple, both "forgiveness" and "unforgivingness" can lead us there.
    i truly believe, not all things happen on this earth are forgivable.

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  5. I read this as: we all make mistakes,let's get over it...

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  6. @SprigBlossoms: Sure we do, but it's usually best to find out about mistakes and then not make that mistake any more.

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  7. @Comment1: well said : )....in addition, I would add that forgiveness doesn't mean allowing wrong....we see mistakes, we make them, we correct them, just as you said....

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  8. It will be the beginning of a beautiful relationship, if only it's not so darn hard to do!

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  9. Amazing, I just today witnessed someone judging a judgemental person. How insane. And here is the answer.

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  10. Oh! I really find this one brilliant and insightful. This would be a fine method for people who earnestly seek as much peace as possible in the space they influence in a world like this one.

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  11. I suppose it depends on what the belief is (if something is against the law or completely cruel and degrading, I'll be against it) but if it's something that is just a different way of looking at things or a different philosophy or religious belief, I'll happily accept and embrace those different opinions.

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  12. I get a sense from this that each of us carries ideas that stop us from being more hospitable to one another. If we can fogive ouselves those falsities, then we'd all be better off.

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  13. Nicely put! This one has that ringing to it that I quite like & I cannot put my thinger on just quite yet right now but I know it comes from somewhere nearby anyway.

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  14. Everybody have faults, love someone like a father, mother, brothers, friends, family, kids or a wife is all about respect a personality and all that come with that, who in the earth do not believe in some personal matters? does not mean everyone will love it? all is about take what people is, it is a negotiation of love, you give something and receive other thing, tolerance in the middle of the liberty but with conscience. A hug. Mario.

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  15. If two people both forgave one another's foolish beliefs, wouldn't we just end up with two foolish people who don't mind the other being foolish doing foolish things based on foolish beliefs?... Unless of course they don't act or make a decision on their foolish beliefs - in which case there wasn't anything foolish except a thought and only a foolish person would need to forgive a thought.

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  16. To "Forgive my foolish beliefs" is a pretty simple & Profound starting point. Deeply insightful

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  17. NP, you sound like Rumi here. Somehow I find that statement full of love.
    @Supergreensunbear: OMG you're a scream. I have a feeling that a stroll through your mind would be an adventure. :)

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  18. Beautifully said Marty....I believe that we all get stuck in a zone and decide that what we believe in is the truth and what others believe in is a lie.

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  19. The politicians in Washington should read your finely penned words Marty.

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  20. I think there is a difference between foolishness and true evil as some people point out above. Pol Pot would not respond to hugs. But if my idea is foolish, you would forgive me right? NP, your Daily Dish is always provocative.

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  21. Exactly! We each have a right to our own beliefs and if the next person doesn't like it then kick rocks! ;)

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