OK, sorry to hijack the thread, it's just when you see humility as a general term that transcends religion, it leaves you little wiggle room. :D
Not a thread jack; an honest observation on the topic which is what it's all about.;)
The main difference between secular humility and religious is that one of them is consciously inspired by God. The religious one lets God do his work. Personally, I think God will work through people, even if it means working through non-Christian beliefs and lack of beliefs.
It's okay for humble people to have opinions. When that opinion is based on arrogant ideas, that particular opinion is not humble. The person as a whole may still be humble though depending on how many arrogant opinions they have.
It is humble to be a doormat. There are some people who are humble enough and still not be a doormat. It's a matter of finding the right mixture. "Humility" may be a source of pride for some, but those people are in danger of losing their humility. Humility can be a source of unrest for others if they see it as getting in the way of something they want. That can inspire envy. Yes, it is a virtue worth having.
on edit: Just read through some of the other answers and thought they were really great. :)
Last edited by Lanie; 07-30-2008 at 09:49 PM.
Glad to see you weigh in, darling! :D
Last edited by Gingersnap; 07-30-2008 at 10:54 PM.
|« Previous Thread | Next Thread »|