What is more important?

@cortjo73 (6500)
United States
April 6, 2008 10:39am CST
To form beliefs or gain knowledge? I was watching Big Brother After Dark last night and they got some discussion cards from Big Brother. They would pull a card out which would pose a question and that was one of them. I don't know if I got the question perfectly worded but, that is the gist. Every one of them said that it is more important to form beliefs. My answer is it is more important to gain knowledge so that you can then form beliefs. How about you? Which one do you think is more important?
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@kezabelle (2985)
6 Apr 08
I dont think you can form a true and faithful belief about something until you know everything about it, so I do think knowledge is more important.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
6 Apr 08
That's how I feel. Basically, I feel like they didn't think through the question before they answered it. That would be like playing pin the tail on the donkey with beliefs. LOL!
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
6 Apr 08
That's how I feel. Basically, I feel like they didn't think through the question before they answered it. That would be like playing pin the tail on the donkey with beliefs. LOL!
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• United States
6 Apr 08
I don't think that either is more important. I believe that one should lead into the other. Like you said, people should gain knowledge to then form beliefs. Otherwise what are your beliefs founded in?
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Exactly. Sort of like "what came first? The chicken of the egg?" There is almost not one without the other in my opinion. So, you are right...neither is more important than the other. They go hand in hand but, I do think that one begets the other. Knowledge begets beliefs.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Oops! I meant, "the chicken OR the egg"! LOL!
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• United States
6 Apr 08
Small correction to your comment, knowledge should beget beliefs. There are many instances where a person's beliefs don't come from knowledge. Like racism, or racial superiority. Where do you think the knowledge behind that comes from. There are no facts behind this belief, yet many still believe in it. There can be belief without knowledge, but in most cases, it becomes dangerous.
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@jayman32 (268)
• Australia
6 Apr 08
hello, i agree with you knowledge is more important. how can you have a belief in something that you have no knowledge of?...
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Good question. Without knowledge, how are you supposed to speak intelligently about your beliefs?
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Good question. Without knowledge, how are you supposed to speak intelligently about your beliefs?
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