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4 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2011 - 12:55PM #21
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Apr 11, 2011 -- 9:37PM, Anaxha wrote:


The scientific method has little or nothing to do with finding what one perceives as spiritual truth, or answers to questions one has.


Some need eternity.


Some accept the finite.


Some need rules.


Some need only guidance.


Some seek independence with aid from the divine.


Some would prefer to have a shepherd.


It is not for one person or one group or sect to decide which is best for a single person; not all paths are.



Your last sentence is what I've been trying to say all along. Far too many self-proclaimed Christians knock on my door, try to hand me tracts in malls and other public places in an attempt to convince me that if I don't believe what they believe I will suffer eternal torment. While they have every right to believe that, I don't and I get very tired of the continual proselytizing. I do not try to convert others to my beliefs and would appreciate it if others could at least pretend to accept my right to believe as I do.

"War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives." -- General Smedley Butler: War is a Racket (1935)

"War is mankind's most tragic and stupid folly; to seek or advise its deliberate provocation is a black crime against all men. Though you follow the trade of the warrior, you do so in the spirit of Washington — not of Genghis Khan. For Americans, only threat to our way of life justifies resort to conflict." - General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower: Graduation Exercises at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, USA at 3 June 1947
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