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Gosh, Harv...that Sounds Logical!

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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on July 12, 2003 15:43:18 UTC

Harvey1 wrote:
"God existing is axiomatic in the sense that it is a conclusion that we have to draw in order to make sense of our existence. It is not absolutely necessary that we make that conclusion (as obviously there are atheists who live quite fine without drawing this conclusion). The difference is that there are many well-drawn and meaningful conclusions that people fail to draw, but they are all the worse off for failing to do so."

One thing which all the effective religions and magic have is to let us believe in miracles so we can sleepwalk through life to some extent. We could never attend to all the nuts and bolts of life through conscious logic (As a poor example, food digestion would shut down without the miracle of "perpetual motion chemistry").

Without such miracles, we humans do not have the logical reasoning power to
find our way through the complex mazes of life unless the human society
we happen to be living in is greatly controlled and free speech is not protected. Such states operate by having almost a deathgrip on almost everyone and are highly inefficient in the sense that tremendous byproducts of anxiety, dogmatism
(and oppression including violence) make possible the luxury of that vise-like control.

Great to see your thoughts continue .

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