Religion Sept 8, 2003 5:14:19 GMT -5
Post by Yomi on Sept 8, 2003 5:14:19 GMT -5
Just curious, do you really think that people don't usually mean what they say and that they have implications behind their words? Because honestly, if that opinion holds true, that would mean that one has to be constantly on guard or something. And if I follow that way of thinking, it would make me miserable. Really miserable. I'd die early if I think like that. ^^;
No - implications usually correspond to things that people say. For example, my creative writing lecturer said of my work today right after I'd presented it: "you know that not everything you write goes into the final product".
Please Fibby - you're smart enough not to take words at their face value. If words could only be literally interpreted, then we'd never get anything done. What did my teacher really mean to say - that is, imply? "I think that your particular presentation is not good enough to go into the final draft" --> which is perfectly understandable, and guess what! She didn't have to say it out loud, because there's something called IMPLICATION!
Implication usually works against people who think they're being 'smart' by thinking: ha! I really think this, but I'll say it this way, then that other person can't say that I said what I was really thinking because I never said it out loud.
You do come into contact with humans don't you? It's one form of human interaction. But hey, it's not like I'm the one who came up with the phrase "read between the lines".
People don't have to be on guard - they usually know what their words imply. The people who think like the fool above think they can get away with implications just because it wasn't forthright said. It's pathetic behaviour, and I point it out and watch the...indignation that follows from having been sprung, then am quite amused how they use THE most PATHETIC excuses to cover up for it. Those people are gutless cowards - afraid to say it, but still want to say it nonetheless. Those[/i] types of people are more miserable than I am, because they're afraid of communication. So yeah, I would suggest that they take a gun and bite the barrel.
>:(was that supposed to be an 'attack' on my lifestyle? Are you saying that I should die early for such 'miserable' way of thinking. You...have sick thoughts Fibby. I can't believe you'd wish me to die early just because I criticized the nature of your religion and caught you out on your words. That's just despicable and disgusting and you're an utterly vile and horrid person for thinking that.
Not really. I continue to 'rely' on it simply because my religion has done quite a number of good things for me.
I live a fairly good life, you see.
Make sure the gun is kept well away when that paradise shatters - because someday, it will, otherwise you'll just descend further into wilful ignorance.
Poor you. Poor, poor you.
You're so far gone that even reason doesn't mean anything to you anymore.