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Curiosity killed the cat?

larry229

8 year(s) ago

Does anybody know where this idea that asking questions is bad comes from? Because about three people just today tried to tell me variations of this message. One person even informed me that she didn't wish to study the Trinity or Predestination vs free will because 'G-d was good enough to save me, I'm not rude enough to question him" Where on earth does this come from? :blink:

Owlright

8 year(s) ago

[b]larry229 wrote:[/b] [quote]Does anybody know where this idea that asking questions is bad comes from? Because about three people just today tried to tell me variations of this message. One person even informed me that she didn't wish to study the Trinity or Predestination vs free will because 'G-d was good enough to save me, I'm not rude enough to question him" Where on earth does this come from? :blink:[/quote] I think it comes from the idea that some people have that if you question something, you're doubting, and if you're doubting then you're not believing. And if you're not believing, you're not saved.

larry229

8 year(s) ago

[b]Owlright wrote:[/b] [quote][b]larry229 wrote:[/b] [quote]Does anybody know where this idea that asking questions is bad comes from? Because about three people just today tried to tell me variations of this message. One person even informed me that she didn't wish to study the Trinity or Predestination vs free will because 'G-d was good enough to save me, I'm not rude enough to question him" Where on earth does this come from? :blink:[/quote] I think it comes from the idea that some people have that if you question something, you're doubting, and if you're doubting then you're not believing. And if you're not believing, you're not saved.[/quote] Ah. Apparently slightly this is so. Holly says 'the first part makes sense, but not the not being saved part'

Owlright

8 year(s) ago

[b]larry229 wrote:[/b] [quote][b]Owlright wrote:[/b] [quote][b]larry229 wrote:[/b] [quote]Does anybody know where this idea that asking questions is bad comes from? Because about three people just today tried to tell me variations of this message. One person even informed me that she didn't wish to study the Trinity or Predestination vs free will because 'G-d was good enough to save me, I'm not rude enough to question him" Where on earth does this come from? :blink:[/quote] I think it comes from the idea that some people have that if you question something, you're doubting, and if you're doubting then you're not believing. And if you're not believing, you're not saved.[/quote] Ah. Apparently slightly this is so. Holly says 'the first part makes sense, but not the not being saved part'[/quote] *shrug* Well it's not really supposed to make sense is it? The whole thought is rather silly. But that's just what I've come across. I'm sure that there are plenty of people out there that have different reasons.

larry229

8 year(s) ago

It doesn't make sense to me at all lol, but Holly's the one with the conversation and thinking questions aren't good.

Owlright

8 year(s) ago

o_O Oh. Uhm...hunh. Well I guess some people look at asking questions differently than they look at learning more about something? Like, I look at asking questions about predestination vs. free will as learning something more about God, right, and we're supposed to delight in knowledge of our God and stuff. But some people might not look at asking questions as that, they might think learning more about something is separate than asking questions. It's acceptable to learn more and answer questions that might exist out there, but it's not acceptable to be the one questioning. Or something. I dunno.

larry229

8 year(s) ago

[b]Owlright wrote:[/b] [quote]o_O Oh. Uhm...hunh. Well I guess some people look at asking questions differently than they look at learning more about something? Like, I look at asking questions about predestination vs. free will as learning something more about God, right, and we're supposed to delight in knowledge of our God and stuff. But some people might not look at asking questions as that, they might think learning more about something is separate than asking questions. It's acceptable to learn more and answer questions that might exist out there, but it's not acceptable to be the one questioning. Or something. I dunno.[/quote] Yeah... I dunno. I see it the same way you do so I'm a little befuddled by all this.

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