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Re: The Unknown God (was: Conciliatory moves...)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 3, 2000, 17:51
FFlores wrote:

> This probably sounded like an excuse, I know; I really don't know > what could have happened if my life had been different, though > I'm sure some questionings would have arised, that nothing but > faith could have replied to. I respect those who have faith, > but I can't restrain myself to have faith only in things decreed > by humans with unknown intentions in the far past, or any other > circumstances. > > I believe what I see, that there's an ordered universe around > me, that nothing and no-one within it may have conceived or created, > and that I can't understand, but fills me with marvel and a sense > you can maybe call a kind of faith: the (unjustifiable) sense that > everything falls into place at due time, and that each particle > of dust has a meaning. I'm not sure whether it is inside it > (inside everything), or comes from outside, or co-is (is together) > with it. If It decided to talk to me some time (which I believe > It can, given all the above), I guess I'd be glad. But it will > surely be an uncommunicable experience. Which is why I can't > believe people who said they have experienced it, at least not > always. When I do (since I'm not a reasoning machine) it makes > me glad too -- because It managed to make me believe. Unfortunately, > that doesn't happen a lot.
I agree 100%. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)