Carstonio wrote:Douglas Harrison wrote:but clearly others feel they must answer the challenge of an opposite understanding in order to promote and protect what they believe to be true.
I suspect that probably comes from their own insecurities.
In some cases, perhaps, but you must realize that there are plenty of people who feel that the pursuit of truth is one the reasons for being on this earth, and that that pursuit should be shared.
Carstonio wrote:Here's a comparable situation from my own life - my wife kept her name when we got married. I would have done the same if our positions were reversed. We've encountered quite a few women who seemed almost offended by our decision, like their own decision to take their husbands' names was somehow devalued. But some other women told us they wished they could have kept their last names.
I don't think the above situation is comparable, because I don't think the choice of a name carries the same ramifications as one's conclusions about the nature of existence.