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)
<< So we must both wait for the adjudication of our deaths for resolution. >>
Sorry, pal. I'm not waiting.
And I'm especially not waiting for you.
This is not an argument between people. That's an old trick: If I can't convince you then I lose.
No, it's a question about what your life is about. That's for you to answer, no one else.
And not by argument.
posted on 12/10/2004 9:31:06 PM PST
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