Opinions are like A-holes. Everyone is one.

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Reply Sun 6 Dec, 2009 01:28 am
Our opinions can be described as our "spiritual bodies." Our physical body is bone, muscle, organs, skin. Our spiritual or mental body is whatever line of BS we currently IDENTIFY with.

All too rarely are we original. Most are content with picking a team. As if they we flipping through channels and catch basketball game or boxing match. Watch for a moment and decide to side with. Just so, the young reader of philospohy has quite the menu to choose from. Which foolosopher shall he take as his model? Of course the good son kills his father in the end. But in the meantime, one must learn. ("All are born fools. Most remain so.")

When it comes to our mental-spiritual bodies, we often trade out parts. We might as well be working on a car. Some opinions rust, smoke, rattle, fail altogether. We continue to shop around, attracted and repulsed by the spiritual bodies of others (their opinions.) Those we like, we assimilate. It's as if we accept a little of their viral-like RNA into our neo-cortex. We wire up the newly copied opinion to the other long-ago copied opinions.

Our network of BS grows. Slowly we can cook up fusions of our influences that almost sound original and significant.
 
Joe
 
Reply Sun 6 Dec, 2009 01:47 am
@Reconstructo,
no kidding.:whistling:
 
Reconstructo
 
Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 06:43 pm
@Reconstructo,
Our line of BS is our pair of blue suede shoes.
 
Arjuna
 
Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 06:48 pm
@Reconstructo,
Reconstructo;109019 wrote:
Our line of BS is our pair of blue suede shoes.
They take us to the sunny beach. They leave us at the mouth of the volcano.
 
prothero
 
Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 09:59 pm
@Reconstructo,
Well they talk about cafeteria style religion, I suppose that is cafeteria style philosophy. An idea here, an idea there whithout trying to acheive any kind of coherence, consistenty or correspondence.

But seriously, philosophers are supposed to engage in rational speculation which means their thought system should be consistent, coherent and correspond, eh?
 
Reconstructo
 
Reply Mon 7 Dec, 2009 10:26 pm
@Reconstructo,
Prothero:

Wow, man, thanks....I never heard of that. But you did just prove my point....
 
pondfish
 
Reply Thu 11 Mar, 2010 05:08 pm
@Reconstructo,
People are people. Nothing wrong. Every one should have opinion. We do not want all of them same and clones. It shows "life".

That said , if you want to be free , you must start asking questions.

Everyone have answers , it is easy. Asking question is difficult. It needs a Open Mind.
 
 

 
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