Originally posted by traditionaldrummer
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
You won't find me arguing for a meaningless and purposeless existence, since I cannot in good conscience do so. It defies my experience as a human
being. It's just "incongruent" with felt experience, which I don't think can be denied although I can't speak for anyone else. To me, losing faith in
God would be like losing my own sense of mirth.
"To thine own self be true."
If you have a meaningful and purposeful existence it's because you gave your existence meaning and purpose, not because some deity provided it.
It is scary for some people to imagine a purposeless, meaningless universe - but fear should not prompt one to believe irrational things....
You misunderstand and ASSUME, as usual.
Uncertainty is the highest state of being, or almost the highest, maybe one notch down from the apex, and then, at last having discarded all
preconceptions or bias, with an open mind free from contempt prior to investigation, standing as it were on the unconditioned ground of being and
becoming, one encounters the first/last cause and the impetus and stimulant or the catalyst to creative action, which is love, and then you know, not
based on belief, but based on a personal experience.
Don't forget that we live in a self referrencial non-local, holographic universe, emmersed in a reality which at the most fundamental level remains
and must remain the same, in eternity, even now, from the POV of this eternally unfolding (and forgiven) present moment relative to a realm of domain
of limitless possibility that is bounded only by love as a first/last cause or the alpha and omega of existence.
It's very personal, and goes to the core of our own "qualia" or human experience, and no atheist can make me recant.
I am. This is. You are. Therefore there is God. Don't have time right now, but at some point I'll fill in the apparent gaps in the logic of that
The atheist is close minded and willfully ignorant of the possibility that indeed there is God and that we've been included in his design, or in a
creative process hatched with an intent of the will since there is purpose, and meaning, which is framed by love.
I am not afraid of encountering nothing, because that's precisely where God may be "seen" as a felt experience or gnosis, in the space of nothing that
is everything already always, now and forever.
edit on 8-6-2011 by NewAgeMan because: slight edit