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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

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  • 4635
    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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  • 18428
    JA knows me and you need not fear of silly answers.
      December 5, 2018 8:58 PM MST
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  • 3784
    It's a philosophical mystery.
      December 5, 2018 7:17 PM MST
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  • 2365
    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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  • 28328
    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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  • 18428
    Good point...
      December 5, 2018 8:59 PM MST
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  • 3100
    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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  • 28328
    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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  • 18428
    Think? I heard that word before.
      December 5, 2018 9:00 PM MST
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  • ALF

    7675
    "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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  • 824
    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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  • 20209

      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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  • 13005
    So now im a childish thing huh? Hmmmph. ;)
      December 6, 2018 8:03 PM MST
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  • 20209

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

      December 6, 2018 8:43 PM MST
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  • 13005
    Because I said so.
      December 5, 2018 10:16 PM MST
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  • 4349
    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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  • 2360
    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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  • 18428
    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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  • 5195
    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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  • 521
    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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  • 5195
    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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  • 18428
    I like that question. I shall ponder it.
      December 6, 2018 4:04 PM MST
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  • 21029
    probably cause people think theyre funny
      December 6, 2018 2:42 PM MST
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  • 4820
    Because some of us have no sense of humor or life.
      December 6, 2018 4:13 PM MST
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