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I had a topic on SofF* recently beginning with the word 'Honesty'. In the way it was written there it would not be one which would work in a similar way here, but the word has been running around in my head for some time.
since there appear to be only a half-dozen or so of us reading and posting here, I think I'll form a question and see what happens!

Do you think you are being honest and truthful if and when you say something like - I know this is true because I had this personal experience?
I do not recall many times when such an idea has been accompanied by: 'of course, I know I could be wrong and admit that there is only hearsay or anecdotal evidence '?

One of the advantages of not believing anything supernatural is that I am never writing falsehoods. I am never having to defend a claim or a position which is totally without objective evidence.

Note: I am most definitely not saying you (generalised you) are lying, but if you thinkabout what you say from a disinterested, impartial point of view, can you say with absolute confidence that you are beinghonest?

* which, as drayeye might have noted, went on for several interesting pages!

Susan

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Honesty 884 Susan Doris 24-Oct-18 16:44
Re: Honesty 140 eli stills 24-Oct-18 19:20
Re: Honesty 129 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 05:12
Re: Honesty 129 eli stills 25-Oct-18 15:36
Re: Honesty 124 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 16:54
Eli 134 drrayeye 25-Oct-18 18:12
Re: Honesty 137 greengirl5 24-Oct-18 21:42
Re: Honesty 129 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 05:51
Been thinking...... 122 greengirl5 25-Oct-18 08:35
Re: Been thinking...... 129 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 10:56
Re: Been thinking...... 122 greengirl5 25-Oct-18 12:14
One mind 132 greengirl5 25-Oct-18 12:48
Re: One mind 117 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 13:51
Re: Been thinking...... 127 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 13:41
So, you don't know anything about Carl Jung 127 greengirl5 25-Oct-18 21:38
Re: So, you don't know anything about Carl Jung 129 Susan Doris 26-Oct-18 05:15
Not important 118 greengirl5 26-Oct-18 09:05
Re: Not important 121 Susan Doris 26-Oct-18 09:28
Re: Not important 117 greengirl5 26-Oct-18 11:47
Re: Not important 125 Susan Doris 26-Oct-18 13:10
No need to look it up for me 120 greengirl5 26-Oct-18 21:27
HONEST discussion 121 greengirl5 26-Oct-18 22:49
Re: HONEST discussion 116 Susan Doris 27-Oct-18 05:16
Not a happy thread 118 drrayeye 27-Oct-18 07:19
Re: Not a happy thread 119 Susan Doris 27-Oct-18 07:35
Re: Not a happy thread 129 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 09:00
Preachy 126 drrayeye 25-Oct-18 13:51
Re: Preachy 125 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 14:17
I wish I could say "Sciencey" 128 drrayeye 25-Oct-18 17:54
Re: I wish I could say "Sciencey" 123 Susan Doris 26-Oct-18 05:52
Re: I wish I could say "Sciencey" 123 drrayeye 26-Oct-18 07:10
Re: I wish I could say "Sciencey" 132 Susan Doris 26-Oct-18 08:44
Re: I wish I could say "Sciencey" 131 jazzmumbles 03-Nov-18 22:16
Re: I wish I could say "Sciencey" 118 drrayeye 04-Nov-18 00:24
Re: I wish I could say "Sciencey" 113 Susan Doris 04-Nov-18 08:19
Faith and science 112 greengirl5 04-Nov-18 09:26
Re: Faith and science 112 Susan Doris 04-Nov-18 09:48
responses to Justin 109 drrayeye 04-Nov-18 12:31
Re: I wish I could say "Sciencey" 214 jazzmumbles 04-Nov-18 15:09
I beg your pardon 121 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 09:25
Re: I beg your pardon 121 Susan Doris 27-Oct-18 11:52
Re: I beg your pardon 130 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 12:10
I am sure Carl Jung would be worried! 123 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 12:59
Re: I am sure Carl Jung would be worried! 125 Susan Doris 27-Oct-18 13:20
100% coincidence 120 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 13:24
Re: I beg your pardon 124 Susan Doris 27-Oct-18 13:12
One mind 127 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 13:45
The big difference 120 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 13:53
Re: The big difference 125 Susan Doris 27-Oct-18 16:43
Re: The big difference 116 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 20:55
Re: The big difference 123 Susan Doris 28-Oct-18 05:14
Re: The big difference 120 greengirl5 28-Oct-18 21:13
Re: One mind 128 Susan Doris 27-Oct-18 16:37
Re: One mind 121 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 21:09
Re: One mind 118 Susan Doris 28-Oct-18 05:19
Carl Jung a liar??? - !!! 122 greengirl5 28-Oct-18 21:27
Re: Carl Jung a liar??? - !!! 119 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 05:48
Re: Carl Jung a liar??? - !!! 121 greengirl5 29-Oct-18 07:40
Re: Carl Jung a liar??? - !!! 119 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 09:10
Beyond absurd 130 greengirl5 29-Oct-18 12:10
Pathological disbeliever 122 drrayeye 27-Oct-18 20:15
Re: Pathological disbeliever 121 Eddie Larry 27-Oct-18 20:46
Re: Pathological disbeliever 123 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 21:20
Re: Pathological disbeliever 118 Eddie Larry 27-Oct-18 22:35
Sorry! 126 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 23:14
Re: Pathological disbeliever 124 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 21:16
Rocks falling from the sky 122 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 21:40
Re: Pathological disbeliever 125 M. J. Thomas 29-Oct-18 10:05
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 142 Eddie Larry 27-Oct-18 20:52
The patron saint of the one mind 123 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 22:21
Balderdash 122 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 23:11
Re: Balderdash 124 Susan Doris 28-Oct-18 05:35
Re: Balderdash 127 greengirl5 28-Oct-18 21:40
Re: Balderdash 135 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 05:56
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 119 Susan Doris 28-Oct-18 05:28
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 118 Eddie Larry 28-Oct-18 14:25
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 120 Susan Doris 28-Oct-18 16:54
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 125 Eddie Larry 28-Oct-18 17:49
Should one respond? 123 drrayeye 29-Oct-18 01:36
Re: Should one respond? 123 Eddie Larry 29-Oct-18 01:51
Re: Should one respond? 125 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 07:05
Re: Should one respond? 121 Eddie Larry 29-Oct-18 14:13
Re: Should one respond? 122 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 16:44
Re: Should one respond? 121 Eddie Larry 29-Oct-18 23:37
Re: Should one respond? 120 Susan Doris 30-Oct-18 06:23
Catch 22!!!! 114 Itatw70s 31-Oct-18 16:48
Re: Catch 22!!!! 116 Susan Doris 31-Oct-18 17:46
Re: Catch 22!!!! A reply. 121 Itatw70s 31-Oct-18 23:52
Re: Catch 22!!!! A reply. 112 Susan Doris 01-Nov-18 06:09
Re: Catch 22!!!! A reply. 108 Itatw70s 01-Nov-18 11:38
Blue Sky Thinking 111 Eddie Larry 31-Oct-18 17:37
Re: Blue Sky Thinking 108 Susan Doris 31-Oct-18 18:16
Re: Blue Sky Thinking 110 Eddie Larry 31-Oct-18 21:51
Wrong Wrong Wrong 116 drrayeye 31-Oct-18 22:29
Re: Wrong Wrong Wrong 110 Eddie Larry 01-Nov-18 00:18
Re: Wrong Wrong Wrong 114 Susan Doris 01-Nov-18 06:19
Re: Wrong Wrong Wrong 112 Itatw70s 01-Nov-18 11:50
defetnsiveness and Gish galloping 123 drrayeye 01-Nov-18 16:22
Re: defetnsiveness and Gish galloping 119 Susan Doris 01-Nov-18 18:05
Re: Should one respond? 120 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 11:17
Re: Should one respond? 112 Eddie Larry 29-Oct-18 23:38
Re: Should one respond? 115 Susan Doris 30-Oct-18 07:29
Re: Should one respond? 107 Eddie Larry 01-Nov-18 00:17
Re: Should one respond? 123 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 08:21
I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 120 drrayeye 29-Oct-18 17:41
Re: I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 128 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 19:13
Re: I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 114 Eddie Larry 29-Oct-18 23:07
Re: I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 117 Susan Doris 30-Oct-18 07:41
Re: I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 111 Eddie Larry 30-Oct-18 22:29
What went wrong? 131 greengirl5 31-Oct-18 02:00
Re: I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 104 Susan Doris 31-Oct-18 05:59
Re: I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 99 Itatw70s 31-Oct-18 16:58
Re: I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 106 Susan Doris 31-Oct-18 18:21
Re: I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 103 Itatw70s 31-Oct-18 17:00
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 116 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 06:05
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 122 Eddie Larry 29-Oct-18 23:18
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 108 Susan Doris 30-Oct-18 07:48
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 105 Eddie Larry 30-Oct-18 22:18
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 132 Susan Doris 31-Oct-18 06:18
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 102 Eddie Larry 31-Oct-18 15:24
Honesty and believeability 130 drrayeye 24-Oct-18 21:50
Re: Honesty and believeability 130 greengirl5 25-Oct-18 00:13
Re: Honesty and believeability 130 Itatw70s 25-Oct-18 00:47
Re: Honesty and believeability 134 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 07:12
Words of wisdom 120 drrayeye 26-Oct-18 10:20
Re: Words of wisdom 139 Susan Doris 26-Oct-18 11:34
Re: Honesty and believeability 159 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 07:02
Re: Honesty 162 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 04:54


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