posted on May, 29 2008 @ 02:03 PM
Originally posted by dave420
Just because something's cool to believe in doesn't mean you should believe in it without any evidence.
Dave, have you never had an irrational feeling about something? Have you never seen a girl across a room and fallen in love at first sight? Have you
never listened to a piece of music and felt shivers down your spine?
Why does everything need to be measured, tested, categorised and stripped of all mystery? I know I know - it's ignorant to put stock in something you
haven't proved to be true. But isn't there room in life for a little faith and mystery?
Perhaps the real price
of magick is that it isn't easily proven. Nothing in this life is free and seeing as sigil magick is a powerful concept
that's relatively easy to perform, perhaps we pay in blind faith. I'm not going to apologise for having faith in something unknown. I was once an
atheist who would have laughed at this kind of stuff - just like you. But one day, I stood on a mountain and overlooked the most majestic landscape. I
was deeply touched and I couldn't explain it. What I felt far exceeded the sum of my senses and I realised that there's a force in this life that's
You might be a hardcore atheist, but can't you just let us more spiritual folk indulge our curiosities? We're not Christians and Muslims going to
war in the name of a God, we're just a bunch of open-minded people - perhaps a little too open-minded for you, but whilst you might say our lack of
proof propogates ignorance, I'd say your unwillingness to explore the unknown is just as likely to breed ignorance.
I'm not criticising or attacking. I've paid attention to everything you've had to say in this thread but now I'm inclined to cease addressing you
because this is getting us nowhere.
All the best.