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What makes a question "foolish and unlearned"?

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During reading yesterday, I ran into this from 2 Timothy 2:23 "But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes"

It is not at all obvious to me what the foolish and unlearned questions are, and I could not readily find an answer. The entire surrounding verses I found helpful for me.

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Perhaps the point is for Church members not to obsess and contend over trivia but to teach and concern ourselves with the core doctrines of the Atonement. People get weird and wacky when they focus too much on the beasts of Ezekiel or whether good Mormons can eat white bread and chocolate. How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? What should we think of Joseph Smith for speculating that the moon was inhabited?

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During reading yesterday, I ran into this from 2 Timothy 2:23 "But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes"

It is not at all obvious to me what the foolish and unlearned questions are, and I could not readily find an answer. The entire surrounding verses I found helpful for me.

Personal interpretation here, but to me foolish and unlearned questions seem like the types of loaded questions one would receive from the most hardened of critics of the Church.

They are not there to find honest answers or to humbly seek truth, they only seeks to foolishly attack our faith and never listen and there questions are almost always based on there lack of study of our doctrine or if one may there unlearned nature.

I feel Paul is counciling Timothy, who is referred to several times in regard to his youth, so I am assuming when this is wrote he was still a young adult of his mid to late teens no older than early 20's (but I know this is speculation). In this context the council is very wise, my self being not much older than I think Timothy was when this epistle was sent to him, I understand why Paul would council him so. For many a young man it is very easy to become defensive and want to defend your faith from those who seek to attack it, it is a folly of youth that young men have hotter tempers, than older and wiser men.

This is where I feel that Paul is going, he is counciling young Timothy that when those who seek only to get ammunition to use against the Church come a knocking and try and rattle young Timothy, that it is wiser to walk away from them and not allow his youthful vigor make the conflict between there brethren who do no accept Christ to grow deeper over cross words exchanged.

Once again this is all personal interpretation here, and comes from personal experiences, if you sit there and get into a hostile or heated debate over the truth of the Restored Gospel with one that simply seeks to attack it, at best you will end up where you started. You will know the truth he will still seek to destroy people's testimony of it all he will know is that you are no simple unlearned person who can be fooled with his deceit.

At worst you not only give him more ammunition (especially if they record everything) to further his hatred, but you can also damage your testimony, and build resentment towards your brother.

This is what you call a lose-lose situation, even if you successfully defend your faith you still lose because the person never intended to listen in the first place only assault. So you are exerting all this effort and risking so much and in return you will never gain a thing to help you grow in Christ, only gain things that will help drive you from Christ.

I feel this is the meaning behind this verse from the Epistle of Paul to Timothy.

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In one of the stories of the early church it was reported that some philosophers came to the missionaries and asked why little insects need so many legs while big creatures like elephants and the like had only four with the questions basically being why God would do such a stupid thing:

Or as a native islander once asked of a missionary turned casino operator:

"How can ace be one and eleven? Huh? What kind of God would allow that?"

-Ak

Or my personal favorite stupid question:

"Can god microwave a burrito so hot that even he couldn't eat it?"

-Homer

It is a warning not to get sucked into these kinds of debates.

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During reading yesterday, I ran into this from 2 Timothy 2:23 "But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes"

The entire surrounding verses I found helpful for me.

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"Does God favor _____ University sports teams"

"Did the Nephites have the Melchizedek Priesthood"

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