Originally Posted by curiouslyrandom
Something that catches my eye while reading through many of the threads on this forum is the absolute certainty by some posters that they are the epitome of correct information, and anyone who disagrees with them is either a) stupid, b) misinformed, c) going straight to hell, or d) all of the above.
It's painful to read those responses. It really is, because it shows how some people shut down and will not accept any opinion other than their own. And you know what? There are over 6 billion different opinions in the world on any topic you can think of. That makes for a wide range of right and wrong.
Shades of gray, people. Lots and lots of shades of gray. In other words, nothing is as black and white as it may seem.
...this is because you are not making a distinction between opinion and
personal experience. There are topics where a person is writing about
his/her experience, and when someone tries to give opinions about that,
or argue about that...it can get absurd.
...but the interesting thing is why are you experiencing pain reading
any kind of responses?
Lakshyayidhi Lakshmihi...pretty much nailed it when it comes to opinions.
Why would someone experience pain about an opinion, even if someone
was ignoring what others think, and kept driving his/her opinion?
It is probably because, as I wrote above, you are not seeing the difference
between opinion, and the description of an experience that someone is
trying to communicate using words.
And, when this happens, it is also possible that you are not seeing the
difference between the description of an experience, and the experience
itself, and these are two completely two different things.
Since you didn't write any example at all, and just wrote that:
the absolute certainty by some posters that they are the epitome of correct |
information, and anyone who disagrees with them is either a) stupid, b)
misinformed, c) going straight to hell, or d) all of the above.
...I will have to observe this as you making an ASSUMPTION, and stating
your opinion, and a conceptual interpretation of your perception.
...and don't really understand how you saw that this TOPIC fits in with this
Spirituality, Consciousness, & Awareness sub-forum.
...the tone of your whole post is based on you making an assumption and
taking things personally...because if you didn't do these two things, you
wouldn't feel any PAIN and wouldn't write this useless post, or would have
written it in another, more appropriate place on this forum.