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Originally posted by AceWombat04
reply to post by Res Ipsa
Well, one of the advantages of being an agnostic, open-minded skeptic, is that I am absolutely open to the possibility of having the sort of gnostic experience you describe. I believe it's possible for someone to have an experience that is not externally provable, but which for them absolutely transforms them and instills faith in them. Just because I've essentially lost my faith and am skeptical of faith, doesn't mean I'm not open to the possibility of such an experience, or that I will say you didn't have the experience you did. On the contrary, I believe you when you say you've had such an experience because I know people who have, and I have seen how it's changed their lives and consciousness. And it would be wonderful to discover that the essence of such an experience, should it happen, were simply what we term love.
All I can say is, it would be nice if I could experience such a thing. And I am open and receptive if it does. In the mean time, I must persist in doubt however. No matter how much I wish it were otherwise. I just don't know one way or another, and that is both a blessing and a curse for someone who longs for meaning and belief.
Originally posted by samkent
You only get one life. Stop waiting!
Those who are waiting will continue to wait. And wait. But remember the world is not waiting for you.
Nothing is coming to save you from your wait.
The world is not going to change because you are waiting.
Get up and grow a pair. Go out and do something with your life.
Originally posted by smyleegrl
Have you discovered what you're waiting for?
Originally posted by jcutler12888
It's really reassuring to know that I'm not a strange product of an uncommon life.