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Suffering predisposes the mind to devoutness. Options
Daemon
Posted: Friday, May 1, 2009 12:00:00 AM
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Suffering predisposes the mind to devoutness.

Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)
twain
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Because suffering can predispose to humbleness and devoutness is acquired by humbleness
ssf
Posted: Friday, May 1, 2009 8:13:08 AM
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The same theory as, "There are no atheist in foxholes."
fred
Posted: Friday, May 1, 2009 8:47:05 AM

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Devoutness to what?

"Supposin' I was to go to work and learn how to... to read writin'. Well, how'd I know that the feller that... that wrote the writin' was a writin' the writin' right? See it could be that he wrote the writin' all wrong. Here I'd be just a readin' wrong writin', don't ya see? You probably been doin' it your whole life, just a readin' wrong writin' and not even knowin‘ it." Festus
ssf
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Devoutness implies God.
fred
Posted: Friday, May 1, 2009 9:56:40 AM

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ssf wrote:
Devoutness implies God.


No it does not.

"Supposin' I was to go to work and learn how to... to read writin'. Well, how'd I know that the feller that... that wrote the writin' was a writin' the writin' right? See it could be that he wrote the writin' all wrong. Here I'd be just a readin' wrong writin', don't ya see? You probably been doin' it your whole life, just a readin' wrong writin' and not even knowin‘ it." Festus
Christine
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de·vout (d-vout)
adj. de·vout·er, de·vout·est
1. Devoted to religion or to the fulfillment of religious obligations. See Synonyms at religious.
2. Displaying reverence or piety.
3. Sincere; earnest: devout wishes for their success.


I am carrying my heart~I am carrying my rhythm~I am carrying my prayers~But you can't kill my spirit~It's soaring and strong (Paula Cole's Me Lyrics)***We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We ARE spirtual beings having a human experience.(T.deChardin)***There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. (Albert Einstein)



Austhinker
Posted: Saturday, May 2, 2009 2:40:59 AM
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Suffering predisposes the mind to extremism/escapism, and devoutness is a form of extremism/escapism.
As for "no atheists in foxholes", that's as much fear as suffering!
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