Review Pascal's argument, and write a (yet another) refutation.
I was agnostic (knowing nothing) until truth was revealed.
Kant could't. Nitczhe is dead. Aristotle was correct.
At the very least, don't hide behind a biased world-view of God. God does not need human worship. He exists.
As a final straw, you might try reading the Bible. Actually reading it, instead of relying on reviews presented by leftist professors.
Keep an open mind, but don't let your brains fall out.
posted on 12/10/2004 8:23:44 PM PST
(D@mit! I'm just a cook. Don't make me come over there and prove it!)
First, let me say, that was a very elegant and poetic response. Nicely crafted. And from that I draw the inference that you are enunciating a deeply personal truth.
That said; I have steeped myself in most of the major mystical literatures out there. I don't come to my opinions -- and that's all they are -- uninformed. I find none of them persuasive. Persuasive? Nay, credible!
My mind is open, but it is of an opinion. Why do I sense there's no chance that my opinion could ever inform yours?
Which begs the question, which mind is closed?
If I were to be convinced otherwise, it would be simply a matter of, "Damn, I was completely wrong about that."
It would not be a hard thing for me because atheism is simple -- it is elegant, I don't know an atheist who, if presented with irrefutable proof would not abjure their previous statements to the contrary. But the obvious remains...Occam's Razor...the simplest, most elegant answer to a problem is almost certainly the correct one. And I acknowledge the word 'almost'.
In a problem of this nature there is no convincing proof that can be given to one side or the other.
So we must both wait for the adjudication of our deaths for resolution.
posted on 12/10/2004 9:01:15 PM PST
(fourthrider...Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy)
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