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originally posted by: TzarChasm
I believe it. To be told we are ultimately inconsequential is a very painful thing to hear, and being a spirited species, we instinctively respond "well I'll show you!"
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: Gryphon66
That's true, and ultimately, if I was being objective and not religiously biased, I'd say it's a bit of both.
That's why I prefer to be labelled "one of Faith" rather than "religious"...
Too much dogma otherwise.
“Don't try to steer the boat.
Don't open shop for yourself. Listen. Keep silent.
You are not God's mouthpiece. Try to be an ear,
And if you do speak, ask for explanations.”
originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: Gryphon66
It does have a familiar ring to it. Almost like it was taken from something, and re-worded. Whatever the case. Whoever said it, either believes what they are saying, or it fits their own beliefs.
I would however, call attention to "the dark times to come". And also, "the truth would never be believed if the gods themselves spoke it." This is why I think whoever said it, probably really believes it, and may have been speaking from a podium. Of course, I could be reading way way too much into it. What can I say. I like mysteries.
Pilgrimage to the place of the wise is to find escape from the flame of separateness. - Rumi
If this were some incredible ultimate truth, why would it be randomly circulating via the internet of all places, without any context or legitimate evidence, that's what I don't get
Fortunately for us, and for humanity, the truth would never be believed if the gods themselves spoke it.
Confronted, when the weather is fine and I am in propitious emotional circumstances, with certain landscapes, certain works of art, certain human beings, I know, for the time being, that God's in his heaven and all's right with the world. On other occasions, skies and destiny being inclement, I am no less immediately certain of the malignant impersonality of an uncaring universe. Every human being has had similar experiences. This being so, the sensible thing to do would be to accept the facts and frame a metaphysic to fit them. But with that talent for doing the wrong thing, that genius for perversity, so characteristically human, men have preferred, especially in recent times, to take another course. They have either denied the existence of these psychological facts; or if they have admitted them, have done so only to condemn as evil all such experiences as cannot be reconciled in a logical system with whatever particular class of experiences they have chosen, arbitrarily, to regard as "true" and morally valuable. Every man tries to pretend that he is consistently one kind of person and does his best consistently to worship one kind of God. And this despite the fact that he experiences diversity and actually feels himself in contact with a variety of divinities.