2009/5/7 <daddycay...@msn.com>: > > On May 4, 6:13 am, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote: >> 2009/5/4 <daddycay...@msn.com>: >> >> >> >> > I agree that religion, and a lot of other stuff, produces a lot of >> > fake certainty. Not good. So that implies that atheism is the way to >> > go? >> >> > But doesn't it make sense that if God were personal, and a human >> > person like us could relate to him/her as a person, then that would >> > result in expanding our consciousness? >> >> Perhaps. But saying that something would be nice doesn't have any any >> bearing whatsoever on whether it is so. >> >> -- >> Stathis Papaioannou > > The purpose of my questions was to question the suggested advantage of > using atheism as the [preferred] fixed point from which to view the > universe [by a person]. As part of the process of calling Kim's > suggestion into question, I'm suggesting the the consideration of the > possibility that the fact that we are persons is more profound than > simply being inescapable, but is fundamental.
That we are persons, conscious, have feelings is an obvious truth and an important truth, and maybe even a fundamental truth. But I don't see how that leads to the idea of big, supernatural person. This is the same sort of thinking that led more primitive people to the idea of a sky god, or a fertility god, or a god for whatever else they (quite legitimately) considered profound and important. -- Stathis Papaioannou --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---