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# Some Religions whose-- New paradox Question

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Some Religions whose one virtue is tolerance still do insist that one is the originator of one's own fate and that one’s fate cannot be influenced by anyone other than oneself and such people have to pay for their sins one day. In spite of such a hard stance, such thinking has led to some people viewing terrorism and naxalism in soft terms. People still think that earthly catastrophies do merit sympathy and therefore contribute to national disaster relief funds floated by genuine bodies, pouring in liberal assistance including financial contributions. Some others donate a certain percentage to orphanages every month from their monthly income.

Which of the following, if true, would best resolve the paradox in the statements above?

A Religions have no systematic Relief funds and so the people at large have to depend upon other funds.
B. Such philosophies are nice to hear than practice
C. Some social bodies criticize the government for national catastrophies saying that the government is incompetent to deal with such emergencies.
D. Mass phenomena are not influenced by individual commissions and omissions
E. Many of the people so affected by such calamities are members of the same religions which preach these humane gestures
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15 Nov 2013, 07:13
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Some Religions whose one virtue is tolerance still do insist that one is the originator of one's own fate and that one’s fate cannot be influenced by anyone other than oneself and such people have to pay for their sins one day. .In spite of such a hard stance, such thinking has led to some people viewing terrorism and naxalism in soft terms. People still think that earthly catastrophies do merit sympathy and therefore contribute to national disaster relief funds floated by genuine bodies, pouring in liberal assistance including financial contributions. Some others donate a certain percentage to orphanages every month from their monthly income.

Kinda hard to read when parts of words are missing.

Anyway, the answer should reconciliate the two stances, as stated in the question. --> D
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15 Nov 2013, 18:55
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Thank you; since edited

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19 Nov 2013, 21:02
Please explain the stimulus presented as it is too convoluted for me to understand.

From my understanding:
Some religion states that one should be accountable for his/her actions.
Catastrophes are often help by Samaritans.

Therefore, answer D states that these catastrophes are not a result of human's action.

Please response if my interpretation is wrong. Thanks.
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Some religions preach tolerance; But still they say criminals should not be spared and ought to be punished for their sins one day; But even such hard- standers do give allowance for some mis directed mass movements like terror and Naxalism, arguing that after all there must be some justification for such mass wrong doing. Similarly, they also feel that great disasters are not the result of any individual’s crimes. So they liberally donate for national earthquake funds, Tsunami relief funds flood –relief funds, and cyclone funds etc

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09 May 2014, 07:24
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Some religions preach tolerance; But still they say criminals should not be spared and ought to be punished for their sins one day; But even such hard- standers do give allowance for some mis directed mass movements like terror and Naxalism, arguing that after all there must be some justification for such mass wrong doing. Similarly, they also feel that great disasters are not the result of any individual’s crimes. So they liberally donate for national earthquake funds, Tsunami relief funds flood –relief funds, and cyclone funds etc

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Can we get the OE for this one? Very tough indeed

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25 May 2014, 12:33
D explains only one part of the result i.e. people donating to national disaster relief funds. But i can't see how it explains people donating to orphanages.
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11 Jun 2014, 08:20
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Some religions preach tolerance; But still they say criminals should not be spared and ought to be punished for their sins one day; But even such hard- standers do give allowance for some mis directed mass movements like terror and Naxalism, arguing that after all there must be some justification for such mass wrong doing. Similarly, they also feel that great disasters are not the result of any individual’s crimes. So they liberally donate for national earthquake funds, Tsunami relief funds flood –relief funds, and cyclone funds etc

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This post got me more confused....
I don't see a real paradox here.
They can donate to both... they are not mutually exclusive....
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14 Jun 2014, 00:25
Why not C ? I think that point explains the paradox that on hand religions say that one should pay for their sins and on the other hand they expect Govt to provide assistance
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15 Sep 2014, 22:07
Can anyone explain the OA?
I don't really understand what option D is saying and why it's right.
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16 Sep 2014, 03:20
Can someone please post the OE? Also what is the source of this question?
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24 Oct 2014, 08:57
Is the Mass phenomena Relgions perching or People donating money ?? I Chose C… felt D is too vague since Mass Phenomena cannot relate to Some Religions Stating one point
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29 Oct 2014, 12:10
phew, 3:20 mins. that was loonngggg.
omitting A,B and C was easy.

Between D and E, was a tough call. Very frankly, the only was i narrowed down to D was through POE. I mean that was the only way i could figure solving this question.

whats the source by the way?
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