Thread: REL: What Is The Nature of Christian Humility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    We really need to get out of each other's heads.:D
    Maybe later. Right now, we're having too much wholesome fun.
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Maybe later. Right now, we're having too much wholesome fun.
    It amused me that we took two different routes to say pretty much the same thing.

    I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwater View Post
    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
    I don't think you hijacked it. I feel you enhanced it :)

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    Not a thread jack; an honest observation on the topic which is what it's all about.;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Humility is a Christian virtue and one that has been examined and discussed for centuries. This thread is to discuss the nature of humility within the Christian framework.

    How does Christian humility differ from the secular idea of humility? Are humble people constrained from opinion? Is it "humble" to be a doormat? How does the idea of humble behavior differ from secular ideas about low self-esteem and other-directed behavior? Is humility a source of pride for some? Or is humble behavior itself a source of unrest for others when they witness it? Can humility inspire envy? Is it even a virtue worth having in this day and age?

    Discuss. Nicely. :)
    That's a lot of questions. :)

    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. :)
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    Glad to see you weigh in, darling! :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Glad to see you weigh in, darling! :D
    You are definitely destined for great things !
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