• Well I say to each his own. If a question clearly asks for personal opinion I try to answer with such but I have been known to throw in a verse or two from the scriptures to back up an answer.
  • Is religion not like politics - in which you are discouraged to think for yourself and encouraged to follow these peoples teachings and scriptures? Whilst I have strong opinions on what's right and wrong here, I'm not going to say either way is right or wrong... ...though I like to think for myself ;)
  • No. I don't think its lame. If they use a quote or scripture then they are telling you that IS their personal opinion. That they agree with what the Bible says or with what someone else has already said on the subject. I mean, its kind of difficult anyway to come up with a completely original thought on a subject or question because most everything has already been said and done, contemplated and pondered by many others.
  • That may be the best they can do..or perhaps the well-known quote reflects their opinion but states it better than they can. Not all of us are good with words..but we can recognize excellence and sometimes we use other people's words because they are simply better than ours! :)
  • YES IT IS LAME. If I'm having a serious problem, I'd rather relate to someone who has been through the same shit. Don't just throw a bible passage at me and say that will magic it all better in the morning. Speak from personal experience, not something out of a book. No offense to anyone's religion intended, just my opinion.
  • I don't blame it to be "lame".. but yes, of course, it would be better if people can give their own opinions rather than what others have already told.
  • No. The person ansering could have trouble expressing their feelings and find it easier to use another's quote in the situation. The person could feel the quote they are referencing is a good solution or inspirational to the persons problem and therefore a god answer.
  • Yes. This reinforces my suspicion that True Believers have no personal opinions, beyond what color Kool-Aid should be served with a baloney sandwich. For anything more complex, they have to check with their pastor or their Bible to see what they're required to believe in this specific situation, and in every other case they haven't encountered yet. Reason is not encouraged among Bible Thumpers (although I've known a few who admitted that they were torn between their Bible and reality). ========== ========== ========== ========== ========== On faith: ● "He who arrives at a conclusion by faith cannot be moved by reason." ● "Faith is allowing yourself to believe something your intellect would reject. Otherwise, there's no need for faith." ● "Blind faith is an ironic gift to return to the Creator of human intelligence."
  • I don't think it's "lame". MAYBE that other person's quote is same as the answerer feels as the person who made that quote. Perhaps the person who made the quote expresses it better than that particular person who is answering the Q. HOWEVER, I TRULY believe the person answering the Q should state the name of the person who made that quote as a source. Thanks for asking your Q! I did my best to answer it. I hope the information helps. VTY, Ron Berue Yes, that is my real last name! Sources: Some personal observations and opinions.
  • A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. 'Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson It's better than anything I've even dreamt of saying.
  • I often use a Scripture or someone else's quotation when it sums up my own opinion yet in a more eloquent or meaningful way than I can think of myself. I don't think it is lame if it is truly how the person feels and thinks.
  • People can do what they want and many reasons above have been listed as to why, and while I don't always find it lame, I do find it annoying, but that's just me. It often makes me question the independence of certain people, too.
  • Yes it's real lame. They have no mind of their own.
  • It did bother me until I realized that those types of people don't have their own opinions.

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