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Offline Asteriktos

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Know, Believe, LOLWUT
« on: April 01, 2012, 02:40:52 PM »
There are three levels of certainty that you can have when making a claim (that is incorrect, as there are of course millions, but anyway these are the three basic ones):

1) Know = I believe it to be so, like really really totally a lot okay? Just trust me okay?

2) Believe = I think it's true and ain't no one gonna tell me otherwise Jack!

3) LOLWUT = Considering that I could be wrong, and that others could be wrong, I am left with LOLWUT

So then, "LOLWUT" is closest to truth/reality, and "know" is furthest from it.
"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny--it is the light that guides your way." - Heraclitus

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Re: Know, Believe, LOLWUT
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 03:03:17 PM »
3) LOLWUT = Considering that I could be wrong, and that others could be wrong, I am left with LOLWUT
This is part of the biblical tradition.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2012, 03:03:32 PM by Jetavan »
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In order to become whole, take the "I" out of "holiness".
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Re: Know, Believe, LOLWUT
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 03:04:01 PM »
What if Adam and Eve told God "lulwut?"
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Re: Know, Believe, LOLWUT
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 03:09:30 PM »
What if Adam and Eve told God "lulwut?"
In a sense, by eating the forbidden fruit, that's what they did.
If you will, you can become all flame.
Extra caritatem nulla salus.
In order to become whole, take the "I" out of "holiness".
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Re: Know, Believe, LOLWUT
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Re: Know, Believe, LOLWUT
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 06:27:43 PM »
I remember in one translation, upon Eve being accosted by the serpent she replied: "A talking snake? LOLWUT."