Doctrines are not values!

I believe we do share a lot of values, but we get frustrated when we debate doctrines.

In the Meaning of Meaning by C.K. Ogden and I.A. Richards a crucial distinction is made.

Figure taken from page 11, The Meaning of Meaning: A Study of the Influence of Language upon Thought and of the Science of Symbolism, 1923, was co-authored by C. K. Ogden and I. A. Richards, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge

Wisdom is required to see through the charade and realize no one can tangibly attack a concept.

To actually evaluate the likely effect of someone else’s action on one’s self requires taking the time to evaluate how in actual practice another’s actions will impact me. Generally, for instance if someone receives a lighter or harsher sentence of for a crime — call it a non-violent drug carrying crime — in another part of the country, it in fact won’t directly affect me. If that becomes legal precedent, then yes, it could in fact affect me in some general way, but only if that type of crime is prevalent where I live, and only in the absence of other circumstances.



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Mike Flynn

Mike Flynn


For whatever it's worth, I'm seeking to share any wisdom, insights and gifts of learning I've been fortunate enough to receive.