A Dozen Thought Provoking Questions
The following are meant to... well, provoke thought. They
therefore do not have any answers or opinions added to them (well,
there is some bias in the phrasing at times, as you will notice,
but they still are questions). Read through these thought provoking
questions find your own understanding--or more questions.
Is a problem actually as it appears, or is it only a problem
because of the way in which we look at it?
Given that most words can never de defined as precisely
as numbers, allowing bias and differing meanings to enter the
most logical of discussions, how much faith should we have in
logic to bring us to the truth?
If an intelligence does not recognize its own limits and
reflect on its own operations, is it more of a mechanical process
than a conscious one?
Why does the condemnation of the sins and character of
others feel like a moral victory when it rights no wrong, involves
no love, and may even prevent the noticing and correcting of
our own flaws?
If we "shall know them by their fruits," as Jesus
said, what does that say about the religions of the world?
If not one politician I vote for is ever elected, how am
If human rights are seen to include things which must be
provided by others, rather than simply freedoms to be protected,
doesn't the concept become nothing more than a politically manipulated
and ever-changing preference?
If job loss is a bad thing that should be prevented by
government, would we be better off if all the jobs of whale-oil
lamp makers, wooden wheel sellers, and cabbage patch doll factory
workers were still being kept around at government expense?
Why do movie makers who make a living using technologies
created from science and go to doctors who would be bleeding
them were it not for science, and eat in a world that could not
feed a tenth of it's population without science, still insist
on showing us primarily the evils of science?
When biologists say that a giraffe has a long neck "in
order to reach the leaves higher in the trees," isn't that
imputing a purpose or design to nature, and therefore a designer?
One man will spend a thousand dollars feeding his bad habits
with little more than temporary pleasures to show for it, while
another will invest it or otherwise use it to change his life
and the lives of those he loves, so can the value of money even
be measured without reference to the wisdom of the person who
Even if the reasons are valid, what kind of results can
you actually get in life from blaming others for most of what
The logic of a child can prove it wrong, and yet it feels
like truth, so what does it actually mean when we say, "anything