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Is the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? posted 07 July 2007 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? by avatar_of_existence, Peralogue

Dearest Tar.Aldarion,
In regards to what I was saying in regards to what you were saying, there is not much more I can say.
I can say that the dictionary doesn't give you the meaning of the word, but it's definition. What a word means to you is based on your own personal history with it and your personality more than it's dictionary definition. When I used the word faith I was talking about what it meant to me, and at another point I was talking about what it means to you.
Many people take their religions metaphorically, it is a narrative that explains the universe, essentially not very different from scientific theory. Science really doesn't do a better job of explaining why we are here.
Is it a matter of what we see, or a matter of what we want to see? I want to see God (throw away your silly definitions, let's say God is that which falls outside of definition). You want to see. . .well I don't know. What on earth would you like to see? The truth? HA!
Religious institutions are generally corrupt and ignorant, but that is true for any institution that's been around for even half the amount of time religion has been around for.
I call myself a nihilist. I believe in nothing, but I do feel it, those moments when time melts away and I remember exactly who I am and it still doesn't mean anything. And it feels great.
I just feel like the rigorous system you have in place could only have a negative effect on you. And I want you to know that above and beyond everything, I love you. view post


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