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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 731 Susan Doris 24-Oct-18 16:44
Re: Honesty 98 eli stills 24-Oct-18 19:20
Re: Honesty 85 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 05:12
Re: Honesty 83 eli stills 25-Oct-18 15:36
Re: Honesty 79 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 16:54
Eli 88 drrayeye 25-Oct-18 18:12
Re: Honesty 90 greengirl5 24-Oct-18 21:42
Re: Honesty 83 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 05:51
Been thinking...... 79 greengirl5 25-Oct-18 08:35
Re: Been thinking...... 84 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 10:56
Re: Been thinking...... 76 greengirl5 25-Oct-18 12:14
One mind 72 greengirl5 25-Oct-18 12:48
Re: One mind 72 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 13:51
Re: Been thinking...... 82 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 13:41
So, you don't know anything about Carl Jung 82 greengirl5 25-Oct-18 21:38
Re: So, you don't know anything about Carl Jung 81 Susan Doris 26-Oct-18 05:15
Not important 71 greengirl5 26-Oct-18 09:05
Re: Not important 72 Susan Doris 26-Oct-18 09:28
Re: Not important 73 greengirl5 26-Oct-18 11:47
Re: Not important 78 Susan Doris 26-Oct-18 13:10
No need to look it up for me 74 greengirl5 26-Oct-18 21:27
HONEST discussion 77 greengirl5 26-Oct-18 22:49
Re: HONEST discussion 73 Susan Doris 27-Oct-18 05:16
Not a happy thread 71 drrayeye 27-Oct-18 07:19
Re: Not a happy thread 75 Susan Doris 27-Oct-18 07:35
Re: Not a happy thread 75 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 09:00
Preachy 77 drrayeye 25-Oct-18 13:51
Re: Preachy 81 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 14:17
I wish I could say "Sciencey" 83 drrayeye 25-Oct-18 17:54
Re: I wish I could say "Sciencey" 77 Susan Doris 26-Oct-18 05:52
Re: I wish I could say "Sciencey" 77 drrayeye 26-Oct-18 07:10
Re: I wish I could say "Sciencey" 77 Susan Doris 26-Oct-18 08:44
Re: I wish I could say "Sciencey" 85 jazzmumbles 03-Nov-18 22:16
Re: I wish I could say "Sciencey" 73 drrayeye 04-Nov-18 00:24
Re: I wish I could say "Sciencey" 68 Susan Doris 04-Nov-18 08:19
Faith and science 67 greengirl5 04-Nov-18 09:26
Re: Faith and science 67 Susan Doris 04-Nov-18 09:48
responses to Justin 66 drrayeye 04-Nov-18 12:31
Re: I wish I could say "Sciencey" 129 jazzmumbles 04-Nov-18 15:09
I beg your pardon 76 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 09:25
Re: I beg your pardon 76 Susan Doris 27-Oct-18 11:52
Re: I beg your pardon 85 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 12:10
I am sure Carl Jung would be worried! 78 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 12:59
Re: I am sure Carl Jung would be worried! 78 Susan Doris 27-Oct-18 13:20
100% coincidence 75 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 13:24
Re: I beg your pardon 78 Susan Doris 27-Oct-18 13:12
One mind 78 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 13:45
The big difference 75 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 13:53
Re: The big difference 79 Susan Doris 27-Oct-18 16:43
Re: The big difference 71 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 20:55
Re: The big difference 74 Susan Doris 28-Oct-18 05:14
Re: The big difference 76 greengirl5 28-Oct-18 21:13
Re: One mind 79 Susan Doris 27-Oct-18 16:37
Re: One mind 76 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 21:09
Re: One mind 70 Susan Doris 28-Oct-18 05:19
Carl Jung a liar??? - !!! 76 greengirl5 28-Oct-18 21:27
Re: Carl Jung a liar??? - !!! 73 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 05:48
Re: Carl Jung a liar??? - !!! 76 greengirl5 29-Oct-18 07:40
Re: Carl Jung a liar??? - !!! 74 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 09:10
Beyond absurd 80 greengirl5 29-Oct-18 12:10
Pathological disbeliever 75 drrayeye 27-Oct-18 20:15
Re: Pathological disbeliever 75 Eddie Larry 27-Oct-18 20:46
Re: Pathological disbeliever 75 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 21:20
Re: Pathological disbeliever 73 Eddie Larry 27-Oct-18 22:35
Sorry! 81 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 23:14
Re: Pathological disbeliever 79 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 21:16
Rocks falling from the sky 75 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 21:40
Re: Pathological disbeliever 78 M. J. Thomas 29-Oct-18 10:05
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 90 Eddie Larry 27-Oct-18 20:52
The patron saint of the one mind 77 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 22:21
Balderdash 77 greengirl5 27-Oct-18 23:11
Re: Balderdash 78 Susan Doris 28-Oct-18 05:35
Re: Balderdash 81 greengirl5 28-Oct-18 21:40
Re: Balderdash 74 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 05:56
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 76 Susan Doris 28-Oct-18 05:28
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 75 Eddie Larry 28-Oct-18 14:25
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 76 Susan Doris 28-Oct-18 16:54
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 78 Eddie Larry 28-Oct-18 17:49
Should one respond? 78 drrayeye 29-Oct-18 01:36
Re: Should one respond? 78 Eddie Larry 29-Oct-18 01:51
Re: Should one respond? 79 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 07:05
Re: Should one respond? 78 Eddie Larry 29-Oct-18 14:13
Re: Should one respond? 78 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 16:44
Re: Should one respond? 73 Eddie Larry 29-Oct-18 23:37
Re: Should one respond? 73 Susan Doris 30-Oct-18 06:23
Catch 22!!!! 69 Itatw70s 31-Oct-18 16:48
Re: Catch 22!!!! 71 Susan Doris 31-Oct-18 17:46
Re: Catch 22!!!! A reply. 72 Itatw70s 31-Oct-18 23:52
Re: Catch 22!!!! A reply. 68 Susan Doris 01-Nov-18 06:09
Re: Catch 22!!!! A reply. 64 Itatw70s 01-Nov-18 11:38
Blue Sky Thinking 67 Eddie Larry 31-Oct-18 17:37
Re: Blue Sky Thinking 65 Susan Doris 31-Oct-18 18:16
Re: Blue Sky Thinking 66 Eddie Larry 31-Oct-18 21:51
Wrong Wrong Wrong 72 drrayeye 31-Oct-18 22:29
Re: Wrong Wrong Wrong 66 Eddie Larry 01-Nov-18 00:18
Re: Wrong Wrong Wrong 70 Susan Doris 01-Nov-18 06:19
Re: Wrong Wrong Wrong 68 Itatw70s 01-Nov-18 11:50
defetnsiveness and Gish galloping 70 drrayeye 01-Nov-18 16:22
Re: defetnsiveness and Gish galloping 72 Susan Doris 01-Nov-18 18:05
Re: Should one respond? 75 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 11:17
Re: Should one respond? 69 Eddie Larry 29-Oct-18 23:38
Re: Should one respond? 69 Susan Doris 30-Oct-18 07:29
Re: Should one respond? 62 Eddie Larry 01-Nov-18 00:17
Re: Should one respond? 78 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 08:21
I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 73 drrayeye 29-Oct-18 17:41
Re: I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 82 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 19:13
Re: I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 69 Eddie Larry 29-Oct-18 23:07
Re: I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 69 Susan Doris 30-Oct-18 07:41
Re: I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 67 Eddie Larry 30-Oct-18 22:29
What went wrong? 77 greengirl5 31-Oct-18 02:00
Re: I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 64 Susan Doris 31-Oct-18 05:59
Re: I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 59 Itatw70s 31-Oct-18 16:58
Re: I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 65 Susan Doris 31-Oct-18 18:21
Re: I'll continue to comment on misrepresentations of science 61 Itatw70s 31-Oct-18 17:00
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 74 Susan Doris 29-Oct-18 06:05
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 70 Eddie Larry 29-Oct-18 23:18
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 65 Susan Doris 30-Oct-18 07:48
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 63 Eddie Larry 30-Oct-18 22:18
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 76 Susan Doris 31-Oct-18 06:18
Re: One mind = One verse = Uni verse 62 Eddie Larry 31-Oct-18 15:24
Honesty and believeability 91 drrayeye 24-Oct-18 21:50
Re: Honesty and believeability 85 greengirl5 25-Oct-18 00:13
Re: Honesty and believeability 89 Itatw70s 25-Oct-18 00:47
Re: Honesty and believeability 92 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 07:12
Words of wisdom 78 drrayeye 26-Oct-18 10:20
Re: Words of wisdom 94 Susan Doris 26-Oct-18 11:34
Re: Honesty and believeability 116 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 07:02
Re: Honesty 119 Susan Doris 25-Oct-18 04:54


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