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If It Must Be Said
way to suck all the romance and magic out of my existence - not to mention my nonexistent soul
...Keats was a great poet, but was he right in this? Do our hearts, today, lift any the less at the sight of a rainbow because we know how it is formed? Or does the knowledge actually heighten our feelings of admiration and awe in the face of this manifestation of nature? What do you think?
Speaking for myself, I find reality intensely - at times, almost unbearably - exciting, magical and, yes, romantic. This endlessly complex, intricately interrelated, promiscuously emergent universe of ours fills me with worshipful awe. Its nested worlds without number, its manifold improbabilities collapsing to certainty, its regal indifference to itself and its ultimate inscrutability are - to me, at least - so utterly fascinating that all human substitutes - soul, spirit, magic, faith, God and all the rest - seem flaccid, colourless and ill-made-up by comparison. I cannot bow down before these half-baked abominations, these tarnished golden calves. In Nature's temple I worship the true and holy mysteries.
Originally posted by The Matrix Traveller
It is hard to understand how so much wealth, has come into such great poverty???
It's sort of strange reading these posts and everyone has their own way of describing things, different beliefs ect. I think it tends to get overcomplicated in a way, which doesn't help religious/spiritual people's credibility when viewed from people who don't hold any particular beliefs.
And God blessed them: and God said unto them,
be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the Earth..........etc etc...
The word according to the Oxford dictionary means..
replen'ish, v.t. Fill up again.
Originally posted by schrodingers dog
OK, first let me say that I am agnostic, thus I have no particular position when it comes to the ongoing debate between atheists and creationists as to issues of origins and deity.
[edit on 10/7/2008 by schrodingers dog]