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Posted by Phillip Martin on September 18, 2002 01:07:06 UTC

Me: I find it very interesting that one person can argue that a statement is true because of 'this fact', and another can argue that it is false because of 'this fact', while they both are COMPLETELY convinced that they are right.

Mario: I don't know if I'm a rarity in this regard or not, but I have very few genuine beliefs. The only thing I'm almost convinced I'm right about is my base approach at looking at the world. I make very few absolute statements about the world, and I think it would be a better place if more people did the same.

I admire you for that. I have only begun to be open-minded. Until a few days ago I thought that I was open-minded, I was not at the time, but I think that now that that has been brought to my attention, I will be more open-minded.

Bob (you remember Bob, right?) has said that we must not be ignorant of other peoples' beliefs, yet he is probably the second most closed-minded person I know (second, of course, to our own Kenny). I have not stated my beliefs in their entirety, it would be too hard to explain, but I will say this: I believe that every God that anyone has ever conceived (if even for but a nanosecond) exists. All of these Gods affect all of our lives indelibly. However not all of them are equal (in fact, I believe that it is impossible for any two Gods to hold the same power)... the God that you (any one person) knows the most about has the greatest affect on your life. This holds true for atheists, even myself. I believe that all Gods exist, but I also believe that no God or Gods exist. I believe that all Gods have power, but that no God has ever had any power whatsoever. Does that make sense?

Warm Regards,

Phillip Martin

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