|3 years ago :: Jan 26, 2010 - 5:56PM #21|
Ok, I think Blue and IMO have taken this discussion pretty far afield of the OP. There's nothing wrong with that; someone has to keep a forum active! But I'd like to turn things back toward the original discussion a bit with these remarks.
Debating the merits of thinking it's impossible and therefore irrelevant to determine whether there is a God, versus being unsure but is hopeful of finding out, is -- to me -- not the ultimate point. (Maybe those are issues for theologians!) A more important question is:
"Inasmuch as I don't know either way, what guiding principles am I going to apply in my life that will be applicable regardless of the answer?"
Ultimately, you still have to live, whether you think you can find an absolute truth or you believe the search is meaningless. This means you have to make decisions and act on them.