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From Websters online:
"1 a : being entirely without fault or defect : FLAWLESS <a perfect diamond> b : satisfying all requirements : ACCURATE c : corresponding to an ideal standard or abstract concept <a perfect gentleman> d : faithfully reproducing the original"

In the "what is truth" thread, adequatedane wrote:

"Hi jestahley3
The problem is that perfection doesn't exist. Nothing in this dimension is perfect(faultless or always without fault).No one can find anything perfect. It doesn't exist. Everything in our world has flaws or faults at some time or another. Perfection is an illusion. To seek perfection is to understand and accept that everything and everyone is imperfect."
We seem to use this concept of perfection as something which is unattainable for everything in the universe. If nothing is perfect, then what exactly is this non-entity we call perfection? And if perfection doesn't exist, then what is imperfection? If perfection does exists, where is it? and how is it different from imperfection? Flaws? What constitutes a flaw? Bear in mind, I'm not talking about manufactured goods like a three-legged chair here.

Is the universe flawed? If so, how? What do hydrogen atoms lack to make them imperfect? Or waves? (or wavicles!) What requirements are not satisfied by our planet to support life? To what standard must I hold my cat to judge him imperfect? Being healthy, it looks like a perfect cat to me: four legs, meows, eats, sleeps, hunts, sleeps, uses the litter box, sleeps...
And what is it that makes humans so imperfect? Behaviour? That's way too subjective. Are we really suppose to be elephants? Why is a human not considered a perfect example of a human? What are the standards for humans?

So, what is the definition of perfect we are using here and does perfection exist or not?


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What is perfection? 840 Archietype 29-Apr-04 06:09
Re: What is perfection? 260 Anne-Marie 29-Apr-04 06:55
Re: What is perfection? 289 Archietype 29-Apr-04 15:09
Re: What is perfection? 283 Anne-Marie 29-Apr-04 22:24
Re: What is perfection? 307 Delta 29-Apr-04 07:42
Re: What is perfection? 275 HereToLearn 29-Apr-04 08:54
Re: What is perfection? 308 Delta 29-Apr-04 09:32
Re: What is perfection? 298 Archietype 29-Apr-04 15:07
Re: What is perfection? 302 HereToLearn 04-May-04 13:33
Re: What is perfection? 276 wirelessguru1 29-Apr-04 08:58
Re: What is perfection? 292 Archietype 29-Apr-04 14:42
Re: What is perfection? 272 wirelessguru1 29-Apr-04 19:14
Re: What is perfection? 261 Aquila999 29-Apr-04 15:36
Would we even know perfection... 277 Cesar 29-Apr-04 15:47
Re: What is perfection? 282 Anne-Marie 29-Apr-04 18:46
Re: What is perfection? 270 Mercury Rapids 29-Apr-04 18:55
Yep. lol n/t 302 Archietype 29-Apr-04 18:58
State of Grace? 306 Archietype 29-Apr-04 19:02
Re: State of Grace? 281 wirelessguru1 29-Apr-04 19:11
Re: State of Grace? 275 ArmchairObserver 02-May-04 08:20
Re: State of Grace? 311 Archietype 02-May-04 18:43
Re: State of Grace? 314 jestahley3 02-May-04 20:28
Re: State of Grace? 304 Archietype 02-May-04 20:54
Re: State of Grace? 264 ArmchairObserver 03-May-04 22:45
Re: State of Grace? 265 David L 03-May-04 23:53
Re: State of Grace? 294 Archietype 04-May-04 00:02
Re: State of Grace? 265 jestahley3 04-May-04 00:57
Re: State of Grace? 286 Archietype 04-May-04 02:47
Re: State of Grace? 280 jestahley3 04-May-04 04:37
Division vs. Union 282 wirelessguru1 04-May-04 07:50
Re: State of Grace? 305 Archietype 04-May-04 12:20
Re: State of Grace? 284 wirelessguru1 04-May-04 03:28
Re: State of Grace? 274 Alex S 04-May-04 03:03
Re: State of Grace? 259 ArmchairObserver 04-May-04 21:26
Re: State of Grace? 283 Alex S 05-May-04 15:57
Re: State of Grace? 281 ArmchairObserver 05-May-04 17:40
Re: State of Grace? 244 jestahley3 05-May-04 18:13
Re: State of Grace? 266 Anne-Marie 05-May-04 21:38
Re: State of Grace? 472 Alex S 07-May-04 03:49
Perfection is the absence of karma. n/t 285 Aquila999 29-Apr-04 21:30
Re: What is perfection? 282 adequatedane 29-Apr-04 22:29
Re: What is perfection? 278 Archietype 29-Apr-04 23:25
Re: What is perfection? 265 adequatedane 30-Apr-04 01:25
Re: What is perfection? 263 Cesar 30-Apr-04 13:33
Re: What is perfection? 277 Archietype 30-Apr-04 18:55
Re: What is perfection? 283 Alex S 30-Apr-04 02:20
Re: What is perfection? 268 jestahley3 01-May-04 00:14
Re: What is perfection? 274 Alex S 03-May-04 03:31
Re: What is perfection? 261 David L 03-May-04 04:45
Re: What is perfection? 261 jestahley3 03-May-04 05:40
Re: What is perfection? 255 wirelessguru1 03-May-04 09:24
Re: What is perfection? 275 David L 04-May-04 14:41
Better :) 267 Thirdwave 04-May-04 13:11
Re: Better :) 267 wirelessguru1 04-May-04 20:04
Re: Better :) 267 fisherman 04-May-04 20:42
Re: Better :) YES!!! 285 Archietype 04-May-04 20:47
Re: Better :) YES!!! 275 Thirdwave 04-May-04 21:41
Perfection is one with All 242 Anne-Marie 04-May-04 21:25

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