Black People : Must There Always Be An ... EITHER, OR, RIGHT, or WRONG?

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  1. Destee

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    Hello Family,

    Must it always be EITHER, OR, RIGHT, or WRONG?

    Is it possible for you to be right, and the other person be right too, even though the two rights differ?

    Is it possible that the right answer be a combination of both "your right" and "his wrong" or vice-versa?

    If a person doesn't agree with your right, does that make him wrong?


    It concerns me that some of us seem to have the impression that our way is the only way. That we have somehow transitioned to this place that leaves no room for error in our comments, judgements, or opinions ... that we cannot possibly learn anything from a Sister or Brother who disagrees with us.

    As i said in another thread, we are all suffering to some degree or another from the conditioning that has been put on us over these past few hundred years. While we may not be experiencing the same thing another Sister or Brother is going through, trust that we all have issues ... especially if we believe for one minute, that we can afford to throw any away or show little or no patience for a Sister or Brother who has suffered from the same conditioning you've suffered from.

    Some of us simply amaze me, becoming so righteous and impatient once we've had the opportunity to see a little light, yet totally oblivious to the issues you bring to the table, that continue to tear us down, keep us separated and divided, as a people.

    It's really sad too, because it is the enlightened that should know better, but they can often act more lost than the "blind" Sisters and Brothers. I believe, if you were truly as enlightened as you claim to be, or try to present yourself as being, you'd know how to talk to your Sister or Brother who hadn't advanced to the place that you are. No matter if you thought you were right, and they were wrong.

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    Destee
     
  2. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Is this a Black or White topic :confused:
     
  3. HODEE

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    GREAT POINT DESTEE.. your pretty too.

    i'm not going to claim I know a lot about some of the things that are discussed here. I may have a opinion. I may have a few words, but that coukd be misunderstanding in my understanding because I don't spend a lot of time reseacrching and recalling information. I can reference. So no I'm not on top of it all the time.

    So what Destee wants to say is don't fight. :number1: None of this:
    :fight: :karate: :bam: :skillet: :spank: :hammer:

    How did I do .. boss. :welldone: Here is some tea. :coffee:
    :callme: :flowers:

    I know what your seeing. But don't fret. We like.. I mean care.. I mean love each other. We won't tear each other up.

    It could be taken to a healthier level. Tell me when I have a date wrong. Tell me when I may not have dug deep enough for the facts. Destee is making a valid point here. :grouphug:

    Once you point it out I will research that and agree. We can agree to disagree. Rodney King.. can't we all get along.

    Oh yea Pan I read your comment about me and James being the old men here. I aint mad at ya...LOL see.. see he he ha ha he he


    I see things changing in that direction. Destee Out of respect and because we know its not allowed. RIGHT FAMILY!.. he he ha ha he he

    " It concerns me that some of us seem to have the impression that our way is the only way. That we have somehow transitioned to this place that leaves no room for error in our comments, judgements, or opinions ... that we cannot possibly learn anything from a Sister or Brother who disagrees with us."

    Free us Destee of those hundreds of years of what we are suffering from. If it can happen anywhere it is here.

    " As i said in another thread, we are all suffering to some degree or another from the conditioning that has been put on us over these past few hundred years."
     
  4. jamesfrmphilly

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    i have been guilty of this kind of thinking and it has got to stop.
    we had better learn to come together and treat each other good or we will not survive.
    it's winter in america again and there will be some hard stuff coming down the road.

    unity is going to be the only thing we have going for us.

    the white conservatives are taking this country back to the dark ages.
    we are going to have to fight all the battles that we once won all over again.

    we have got to get the poison of self hatred out of our system.
    we have got to take back our young people.
    we better live together or we'll die alone.
     
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    LOL!


    It would appear so!
     
  6. Precise Allah

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    Peace,

    There may well be two or more paths to an answer. We recognize that 1+8=9, just as we recognize that 2+7=9. This doesn't mean that everyone or everything is right. It means that more than one person can be right. In many cases though, rather than step on toes people compromise, but the science is when you compromise the truth you either dealing with lies or errors. In either case, if you're dealing with anything less than the truth then you're setting yourself up to fail. Simple as that. It isn't like truth is so hard to find. It's right in front of our faces. All we need is the courage to deal with it. Kill the fear and you'll find that the truth was right behind it all the time. :wink:

    Peace
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    No, it mustn't always.

    It's very possible for two people to be right though they differ in view.

    I remember from the Scriptures a certain Chosen of the Father giving example of this.

    Two prophets had gotten a message of the Father about a certain King, just before Israel's captivity in Babylon. One prophet was told the King would die in the land of his captivity, while the other couldn't understand this because he was told the King would not see the land of Israel's captivity. But both being prophets of the Father, they trusted that though the views seem to differ, all would be made clear when the Father chose.

    The certain King had his eyes gouged out and was taken captive to die in the land of his captivity, proving both views were absolutely true, because the Father doesn't lie.

    This was a case where two were right but couldn't see the full picture so they could have easily thought the other made no sense. However, being humble men, they put trust in the Father rather than their own pride to looking right before others, and the Father didn't fail them.

    So, I never just shoot down another's point of view just because it disagrees with my own, unless there's no absolute way for that point of view to ever be in agreement. People just have a hard time being humble, because it's seen as weakness, but I'd rather be humble and strong in the Father than strong in my pride and weak in the spirit.

    Just my thoughts.
     
  8. Keita Kenyatta

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    Yes, two people can be right although they differ...it's called a paradox....a seeming contradiction that actually isn't.
     
  9. baller

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    My Wisen Sister. It is the responsibility of the enlightened to enlighten those less enlightened than themselves. You have shown your enlightenment by enlightening us with these words. Unfortunately, with enlightenment--for some--comes impatience...and, sometimes, short sightedness. we sometimes think everyone should be on the same page as us. When they're not, we become angry that they don't see what we see. NO, I'M NOT PUTTING MYSELF IN THE GROUP OF THE ENLIGHTENED.:) JUST SAYING.

    One of those conditioning symptoms we suffer from is an untrusting soul--we do not trust our brethren. until we can trust that they--us--know what they're--we're--talking about, we will continue to refuse our brethren their say...believing it to be nonsense.

    Hopefully, we can grow from your enlightenment.

    Thank you.:)
     
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