[ExI] Rick Warren on religion
sparge at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 18:58:47 UTC 2018
On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 1:49 PM SR Ballard <sen.otaku at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you are the only man on the planet, are you still in America?
Depending upon your definition of America and your location, yes.
Do you still have your American citizenship?
That depends upon your definition of "American citizenship".
Are you still employed (and thus able to identify with your job)?
That depends upon your job. If you're self-employed and still doing the
> If you are religious, can you really say that your church still exists?
Depends on your definition of church.
> Do your social bonds exist still (like son, father, brother, teacher)?
Not currently, according to your premise.
> Can you still be considered a misanthrope if there are no people?
> Do you still have social anxiety or confidence if there are no people?
> Are you still smart if there is no one left who is dumber than you?
Sure. You're the smartest. And the stupidest.
So yes, your personal identity is deeply tied to other people.
Yes, but it doesn't cease to exist without others.
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