Originally Posted by Jaycint
I'm not saying don't discuss it, I'm saying don't try to tell other people how to live based on your own beliefs which is what I felt Cruise was doing to Shields.
That is the nature of a truth claim. If one believes they have the truth, then expressing those truths will necessarily come off as telling one how to live. I'm not sure what value there is to discussing these things if that is not the ultimate goal. Else, you recreate first century Athens where folks sat around and exchanged ideas but were not in search of absolute truth. I would say doing anything less is "vanity, vanity, all is vanity," as Solomon said in Ecclesiastes.
Of course, everyone has to make up their own mind about such things ultimately, but it is a sad state of affairs when relativism is so steeped in the culture that one cannot express their view on life's great questions in a manner that they believe is expressing the truth, whether they actually are or not.
By the way, folks are told how to live by others every day. We call them laws, jobs, spouses, friends, enemies...