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Discussion » Questions » answerMug Members » Most of my questions are silly. Why do they attract so many serious responses?, With lots of biblical stuff and philosophical answers.

Most of my questions are silly. Why do they attract so many serious responses?, With lots of biblical stuff and philosophical answers.

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Posted - December 5, 2018

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  • 4799
    I'm sure that what I consider to be the extreme requirements regarding respect for all opinions as required by moderation on this site leads people to have a mindset that requires your questions to be given serious consideration even when you would prefer they not be.


      December 5, 2018 7:14 PM MST
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  • 20129
    JA knows me and you need not fear of silly answers.
      December 5, 2018 8:58 PM MST
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  • 3951
    It's a philosophical mystery.
      December 5, 2018 7:17 PM MST
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  • 2711
    Are you not at least somewhat pleased that your silly questions (your words) can spawn more serious conversations? 

    Perhaps it could be attributed to the presence of a number of serious minds who frequent this site. Just MHO. 
      December 5, 2018 7:34 PM MST
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  • 30069
    Because if you ask a question, I answer it.  If you want to be silly, then that's okay.  If I get tired of silly, I answer it seriously.

    I am not one for continued silly.    But I do love that word.

      December 5, 2018 7:55 PM MST
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  • 20129
    Good point...
      December 5, 2018 8:59 PM MST
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  • 3208
    Because people here really like the sound of their own voice (or I suppose, the sight of their own words). 
      December 5, 2018 8:06 PM MST
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  • 30069
    Exactly.  If someone else likes them as well, all the better. I don't write to please anyone.  I write to think.
      December 5, 2018 8:21 PM MST
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  • 20129
    Think? I heard that word before.
      December 5, 2018 9:00 PM MST
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  • "Better safe than sorry."

    "They don't understand you like I do."

    "You're reading more into the answers than you should."

    "Just showing that you can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear."
      December 5, 2018 8:16 PM MST
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  • Apparently I missed that particular drama.  Whew!     I enjoy your questions. Keep them coming...
      December 5, 2018 8:23 PM MST
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  • 21287

      When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things . . . hey, wait. 

    ~
      December 5, 2018 9:42 PM MST
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  • 13011
    So now im a childish thing huh? Hmmmph. ;)
      December 6, 2018 8:03 PM MST
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  • 21287

       "Now"?  Nope, you've always been. 

      December 6, 2018 8:43 PM MST
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  • 13011
    Because I said so.
      December 5, 2018 10:16 PM MST
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  • 4496
    am thinking that there is deep within silly...
    ...all I ever reach for...LOL
      December 5, 2018 11:38 PM MST
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  • 2404
    If silly answers is what you want you could try asking some serious questions.  See if that helps.
      December 6, 2018 3:01 AM MST
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  • 20129
    I've asked many serious questions. Maybe I should take one day each week for serious only.
      December 6, 2018 7:14 AM MST
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  • 5665
    You should see what people post as serious questions at other sites. There was one this morning at quora.com something about using the big bang to prove the existence of God.
      December 6, 2018 11:21 AM MST
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  • 671
    I'm not on here enough to know that, in future I'll take that on board. 
      December 6, 2018 12:18 PM MST
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  • 5665
    Here is one that just came by email: "If we put a giant mirror at 10 lightyears' distance from the Earth, would we be able to see 20 years back by looking into that mirror from Earth?"
      December 6, 2018 1:37 PM MST
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  • 20129
    I like that question. I shall ponder it.
      December 6, 2018 4:04 PM MST
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  • 21308
    probably cause people think theyre funny
      December 6, 2018 2:42 PM MST
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  • 5112
    Because some of us have no sense of humor or life.
      December 6, 2018 4:13 PM MST
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