well well well, ganimed. welcome to our little safe haven. and i'm glad you joined the conversation.
my question...and my situation, as i stated...was merely a hypothetical one. i was not trying to prove anything, personally. or disprove it. i have my views. and really, as long as my relationship with my god is good enough for me (or lack of relationship, if thats what i decide floats my boat) that should be more than enough to keep me happy. it is no one else's business to fix or repair my personal relationship, and i am not asking for help.
and i do not believe your assertion that religion (in general) is not good. the vast majority of practicing catholics, jews, muslims, hindus (well, maybe not the hindus
)...whatever...are fine upstanding people. to stereotype with a wide brush about all religions is unfair to those who are just seeking guidance to live a better life. unfair to those not looking to draw a line in the sand in search of something to argue about. those that are starting wars on the basis of their religion would be doing so for some other reason, if there were no religion to fight over. if one wants to bad enough, one can always find a reason to fight.
but i do believe in the church of science you spoke of. i like empirical evidence. i just don't spend any energy on trying to change the minds of those who think differently. it's a big world out there. lots of theories and ideas. many of them, sure...are batsh!t crazy. but not all of them. as long as someone else doesn't waste your time convincing you to change your mind, who cares what they think. i, for one, have always gone by the old tibetan proverb...don't start none, don't be none.
and mike, a thread on love, what is it? does it exist? are we better off because of it? is it harmful? can you prove it is out there? is exactly my favorite kinds of threads. i just may have to start one. thanks for the idea...
I want to tell her that I love her a lot, but I got to get a belly full of wine.