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The Unteachables
Robert from Morgantown, WV writes:
11/10/2004 8:49:45 AM
Haywood you're a silly little man!

You tried to pass of a pretty colored chart that used skewed data. Learn how to read a freaking chart!!!! Do you even know what a controlled variable is?

Besides I find most of what you both say silly. Has it ever occured to both of you that your relativist thoughts and ideals are nothing more than a byproduct of the excesses of middle-class living? Do I need to explain this to you Haywood or would you like me to make you a pretty "red" chart?!

You two are like the old men that used to sit up in the balcony of the Muppet Show theater.

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Haywood from Greenville writes:
11/9/2004 10:47:30 PM
Mike you are correct. Did you see that last conversation I had with him? He wouldn't accept the plain facts just because they were written in "pretty colors." Actually I think red was the only color used but he didn't like it, not one bit. Everything, including financial charts, have to be black and white for these guys. It's the only thing they can understand.
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Mike from Greenville writes:
11/9/2004 8:52:31 PM

I do believe that Robert is one of those unteachable absolutists.

No need to address the dilemma of what would jc do about abortion and gays.

He already absolutely knows...

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Robert from Morgantown, WV writes:
11/9/2004 8:39:01 PM
Oops! I forgot Haywood was still out there.

If you scroll down a bit further you'll see that the topic has already been covered.

Would you like to school us on the wonderful bliss that is cultural relativism Haywood? I'm sure your views would be grand!

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Haywood from Greenville writes:
11/9/2004 6:54:18 PM
I see once again, Robert is not able to address the topic.
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Robert from Morgantown, WV writes:
11/9/2004 11:52:48 AM
My goodness it just keeps going and going.

Mike keep it comin..

Don't let me down!!!!!

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Mike from Greenville writes:
11/9/2004 8:10:26 AM
It's just confirmation of reality in dealing with folks carrying over absolute values into politics.

It's their right and we realists have had to drag them along to social progress from abortion rights to getting rid of slavery and accepting integration.

It is the same with gays.

We try to distract them from the baby jesus and have them do some practical good here on earth.

But, it's difficult (like the last election)but reality has a way of winning in the end as all these absolute folks die and go to heaven.

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Robert from Morgantown, WV writes:
11/9/2004 4:56:47 AM
John's point proven quite nicely.

Thanks Mike.

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Mike from Greenville writes:
11/8/2004 9:44:16 PM
Actually, the baby jesus aspect is the unteachable trait in fundamentalism.

Since Jonathan absolutely believes the jc is god and is the only way for salvation, he is unteachable for any other option.

An absolute belief means that it is unchanging.

So, if abortion or gay marriage would prevent Jonathan from being saved, he will not be taught otherwise.

He is unteachable.

Of course, being the relativist that I am, I look at each situation and try to be a compassionate realist.

So, I can be taught based on the situation.

Since life changes and absolutists do not, the Amish still ride in buggies and BJU coeds still wear long skirts.

They are unteachable about cars and miniskirts, respectively.

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Robert from Morgantown, WV writes:
11/8/2004 7:49:36 PM
Actually It sounds like Mike without the baby jesus stuff.
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Haywood from Greenville writes:
11/8/2004 6:11:49 PM
Nope it's not Jonathan. You're listening to too much BJU propaganda.
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Jonathan from Greenville writes:
11/8/2004 5:38:20 PM
I guess then, we are even.

Not condescending. Just confused about how people can be this way. I will grant that this is not the case with all liberals, but it certainly is true of post-modernists and relativists.

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Haywood from Greenville writes:
11/8/2004 5:18:02 PM
"Specifically, they believe that because people disagree on issues that they hate each other. They also think that those who act on their belief systems do so out of hate for those who disagree with those beliefs - rather than out of a love or respect for those beliefs. This would be a common conclusion if you hold that the individual defines beliefs. If you are a relativist, you don't believe that there are any standards outside of yourself. Your standards come out from within. There certainly isn't anything wrong with having your own beliefs as long as you keep them within yourself. The only sin you can commit is to question another person's self-developed beliefs or to actually make decisions in your life based on those beliefs that would restrict your own passions. So, when people say there is a standard outside of them and voluntarily place themselves under those standards, the post-modernists just can't understand. They jump to the conclusion that because these red state dwellers disagree with them so completely and are unwilling to listen to their sound reasoning, then it follows that those ignorant people are unwilling to listen to anyone and tolerate people with divergent views."

Not one word of this is accurate. This is classic radio talk show stereotyping of liberals and nothing more. It sounds like you're guilty of the condescending attitude you're railing against in the article.

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