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Date:         Tue, 07 Mar 89 18:21:11 EST
From:         "Homer W. smith" 
Subject:      Re: Wisdom and debates
To:           Adore-l list 
In-Reply-To:  Message of Tue, 7 Mar 89 14:12:53 MEZ from 

>I have the following metaphisical problem about this list: as I understood it,
>this list  should be a  place (unlike most other  ones) to share  some wisdom,
>instead of opinions  or science. Opinions and science are  welcome, but can be
>found also  on other lists, and  if this one  is special it should  be because
>some wisdom filtrates (Homer has obviously the last word about it, tho).

     The purpose of ADORE-l is a wide ranging discussion of all aspects
important to life including but not limited to Religion,
Science, Art and Business.

     Some where in there, there should be some wisdom.

     What is wisdom?  Certainty from within?  Is there a within
from which to have a certainty that is not just faith or wishfull

     Certainty has been given a very bad name by the religious
fanatics who equate faith and certainty when really they are

     Maybe when faith becomes certainty, belief becomes wisdom.

     Of course there are those who are certain they can be
certain of nothing.  They doubt they doubt.  For them,
certainty will always be belief and faith.  And wisdom
will be realizing there is no wisdom.

 Homer W. smith      Adore-l list         3/07/89*Wisdom and debates