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Posted: June 28th. 2006 11:47:01 AM
Conversation with a Christian
by Phronesus Disegno
Age Group: Adult
There's one thing that I so regret,
We each think different ways;
Though you have tried to change me,
My belief adheres and stays.
I once believed as you do now,
Then later I moved on;
I'll never lost those things I learned,
That knowledge isn't gone.
You speak from one perspective, yes
It's all that you can do,
Suggesting something's somehow wrong
With my perspectives two.
So I will treat yours gently, friend
Those things which you believe,
For I know that it's all you have
And all you can conceive.
Your mind designed for your own thoughts,
And mine is that way too;
You think there's still some hope for me,
I think the same for you.
Author's Notes: Some related quotes:
"I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong."
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief."
Gerry Spence, 'How to Argue and Win Every Time'
"I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe."
Leo Rosten (1908 - )
"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898) , Alice in Wonderland
"They were so strong in their beliefs that there came a time when it hardly mattered what exactly those beliefs were; they all fused into a single stubbornness."
"Remember that what you believe will depend very much on what you are."
Noah Porter (1811 - 1892)
"Unless you believe, you will not understand."
Saint Augustine (354 AD - 430 AD) , De Libero Arbitrio
Author's Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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