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Spirituality

  1. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    30 May '18 15:23
    To what degree is wisdom contingent upon the knowledge that death is coming?
  2. 30 May '18 15:25
    Originally posted by @fmf
    To what degree is wisdom contingent upon the knowledge that death is coming?
    Wisdom comes from the knowledge of God.
  3. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    30 May '18 15:31
    Originally posted by @eladar
    Wisdom comes from the knowledge of God.
    To what degree is the wisdom ~ that some people believe comes from knowledge of a god or gods ~ contingent upon the knowledge that death is coming?
  4. Standard member Ghost of a Duke
    Zen Master
    30 May '18 15:39
    Originally posted by @fmf
    To what degree is wisdom contingent upon the knowledge that death is coming?
    'Death' could be said to compromise wisdom, as fear of it often leads man to abandon rational thought and embrace the illogical.
  5. 30 May '18 16:03
    Originally posted by @fmf
    To what degree is wisdom contingent upon the knowledge that death is coming?
    <Insert here a wise remark about the subject>

    IOW the wise take death seriously, but not too seriously.
  6. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    30 May '18 17:40
    Originally posted by @fmf
    To what degree is wisdom contingent upon the knowledge that death is coming?
    I'd say about zero. Wisdom is the utilization of knowledge, and death is just another fact.
  7. 30 May '18 18:16
    Originally posted by @fmf
    To what degree is wisdom contingent upon the knowledge that death is coming?
    Some definitions are in order.
    What is wisdom?
    Knowledge?
    Death?
    Going to need how those terms are being used.
  8. Subscriber Tom Wolsey
    Aficionado of Prawns
    30 May '18 21:42
    Originally posted by @fmf
    To what degree is wisdom contingent upon the knowledge that death is coming?
    It's an odd question. Since the converse is true: "One would be unwise to deny his or her imminent death." Then I guess on the matter of imminent death, wisdom is contingent upon acknowledging it. For whatever that's worth. Kind of obvious it seems.
  9. 30 May '18 23:27
    Originally posted by @fmf
    To what degree is the wisdom ~ that some people believe comes from knowledge of a god or gods ~ contingent upon the knowledge that death is coming?
    The implied answer is that all knowledge and wisdom begins with knowledge of God, and so it would not actually be so vital to that.
  10. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    02 Jun '18 20:02
    Originally posted by @js357

    IOW the wise take death seriously, but not too seriously.
    Why the Isle of Wight and not other places?
    Is it the yachting?
  11. Standard member Ghost of a Duke
    Zen Master
    03 Jun '18 09:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    Why the Isle of Wight and not other places?
    Is it the yachting?
    Or the Cowes?

    😞

    Edit: Mooo
  12. Standard member Ghost of a Duke
    Zen Master
    04 Jun '18 17:34
    Originally posted by @freakykbh
    Some definitions are in order.
    What is wisdom?
    Knowledge?
    Death?
    Going to need how those terms are being used.
    Wisdom is a composite of knowledge, insight and open thinking, while death is an immediate and permanent cessation of this composition.
  13. Standard member karoly aczel
    the Devil himself
    06 Jun '18 01:31
    Originally posted by @fmf
    To what degree is wisdom contingent upon the knowledge that death is coming?
    Death puts the meaning in life.

    "learn to live before you die" Isaac Brock
  14. Standard member karoly aczel
    the Devil himself
    06 Jun '18 01:33
    Originally posted by @js357
    <Insert here a wise remark about the subject>

    IOW the wise take death seriously, but not too seriously.
    I'm serious about not taking anything 2 seriously
  15. Standard member karoly aczel
    the Devil himself
    06 Jun '18 01:34
    Yes