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Conviction 2020-12-15 09:19:24

The morally right doesn't always win. The morally wrong don't always lose also. What wins is conviction.

Conviction is blind. It has no morals. It's clueless maybe it's driver is a fool or knowledgeable; has good intentions or bad intentions. 

This can be disturbing because we often feel, what's right and just should always win. Right and just should get an easy pass.

I don't know why yet also. But life doesn't give right and just easy passes. 

But I've noticed conviction kind of always wins. It doesn't always win too, but it's more wins than what's right.

If this phenomenon has caught your attention also, please say something in the comments.

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I think I need more to go on. Examples? Are you just talking about someone believing in something?
2020-12-15 14:28:53
You ever read Conspiracy By Ryan Holiday about Peter Thiel's slow take down of Gawker? Conviction. Morally just? Maybe, if you take Thiel's words at face value. Morally unjust? Sure if you listen to Gawker's executives.

I think what trips us humans up the most is that we think that we know what's morally right and wrong. I know since you're a man of God you'll always defer to his gospel, but I would challenge not God in this case, but challenge the extrapolation of his values to everyday world.

I think even if we do know that God's values are just we still need to be careful when seeing things in the world and thinking ... hmmm if God says A and I see B and B is like A then A is equal to B. 

What do you think?
2020-12-15 15:50:41
abrahamKim
 well, let's start from simple human pursuits... something like social change (or something like that), that's what I'm talking about
2020-12-15 17:22:08
Agree 100%
People can rarely achieve anything without real conviction. I also agree that it is agnostic, it is the engine, not the car. 
This can also be partly summarized in that Bukowski quote, "The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence."
2020-12-24 20:04:04