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Who would you look up to more?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Eukaryote, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Eukaryote

    Eukaryote Deity

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    When it comes to big questions of science and morality and stuff, who would you look up to more, someone you agree with but is crazy or fanatical about their opinion, or someone you disagree with but is very calm and polite about it?

    For example, let's assume that you believe in evolution and believe the universe is 13.7 billion years old. Which of these people would you like better:

    You: Do you believe in evolution?
    Joe: Of course I do! Creationists are so <snip> stupid. I hate them. How can they believe in crazy <snip> just because a book tells you to? And we're supposed to "respect their beliefs" even though they hold back the advancement of society. It's ridiculous.

    or

    You: Do you believe in evolution?
    Josh: No actually, I think people were created by God. It's just a personal belief.

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    Edit: I know this kind of thing is not actually a matter of "opinion" but you get the idea.

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  2. Hygro

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    It's kind of hard looking up at either one when you're taller than both.
     
  3. Ayn Rand

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    This is an easy one for me - I detest people who are intolerant and narrow-minded. Although on the other hand, I respect greatly those people who put their point of view across strongly - even forcefully. It's not so much the way people put their own viewpoint across, but how they react when others are putting a different viewpoint across.
     
  4. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Just a passenger

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    I'm not going to kid myself. I'd probably look up to someone who agrees with me.
     
  5. Quackers

    Quackers The Frog

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    The taller one.
     
  6. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Trekkie At Large

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    I've gotta second Hygro's opinion.
     
  7. Neonanocyborgasm

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    "Science and morality and stuff"? Which of those?
     
  8. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    I am disappointed in the OP for implying that science questions are a matter of opinion.
     
  9. west india man

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    I look up to neither, but instead look up to downtown!
     
  10. Mathilda

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    First question: Takes a lot more than that for me to look up to either one of them.

    Second question: I'd agree with the first guy but like the second one better for not being obnoxious.
     
  11. Skwink

    Skwink FRIIIIIIIIIITZ

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    Josh. Joe seems like a jerk.
     
  12. EnglishCrusader

    EnglishCrusader AYEEEEE

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    It depends on the situation.
     
  13. Whiskey_Lord

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    This. Even though Joe acted like an ass, he's still correct.
     
  14. cardgame

    cardgame Sensual Kitten

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    I agree with SS-18 and Whiskey.
     
  15. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    "Look up to"?
     
  16. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    I don't really "look up to" anyone except when I literally have to.
     
  17. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator

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    I'm not looking up to anyone about it, but I certainly find it more pleasant to be around someone who is reserved about their opinions, rather than someone that inflicts them on all comers, whether they agree with me or not. In fact, I'd rather they not agree with me, if they're close-minded mouthy jackasses.
     
  18. Hygro

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    With the caveat sometimes you want a cheerleader for the home team, I'm with this.
     
  19. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    Crazy people are interesting.

    Polite people who are wrong are boring.
     
  20. Whiskey_Lord

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    Ridicule of religion is healthy for a free society, as long as it is done in a tasteful manner.
     

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