Hemlock and the Passive Oppressor

It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley, but to believe or not believe in God is not important at all.

—Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

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David - The Death of Socrates

Hemlock and the Passive Oppressor

Inspired by Denis Diderot's (1713-1784) quote, "It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley, but to believe or not believe in God is not important at all". The titled responsion contrasts the viral nature of God with the very real life-ending effects of Hemlock. Do you get the Socratic reference?

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Denis Diderot was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. He was a prominent figure during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as co-founder, chief editor, and contributor to the...
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The trope, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, is a playful first approach and a Platonic answer to an "ideal" world. If mental suicide is your goal, sacrifice your critical faculties and follow the flock. There is utility in this function, however oppressive it may be. Choose wisely, my friend.

Some people have a hard time deciding if they should believe or not and believe in God or not, and that is why it is very important that you really take a look at some of the arguments that are being put forward. If you really want to know what is so important about this debate then you need to really read a lot of these arguments and get educated on them and figure out which ones you really feel are the most valid and should be your guide on this topic. So let's take a look at some of these arguments and how they can really help you in this debate.

Some people are not even sure if they should believe or not and if they should believe in God or not and this is one thing that they need to know because this argument is not going to do anything for them and they will never get anywhere with this debate because they will never get to answer any questions that they have. This is a very common mistake among many people and it just comes down to people just not wanting to believe and want to be able to say "I don't believe, I don't believe." Now the problem here is that it is very easy to say that you don't believe when the situation doesn't call for it. But when the situation calls for it and you have to deal with an issue then you need to believe deeply and when you do this you are going to make it easier on yourself and you will make it easier on others to have the same belief that you have.

Some people think that the Bible was written for Christians but this is something that we all need to understand because there are a lot of people that are actually getting into this debate that do not believe and they are not even aware that it is a debate that they should be having.

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