I'm pretty agnostic in how I approach this whole thing.
Disclaimer: Sorry to bother you Ratty, but I'm a d***
and such is life.
Comment: Agnostic is probably the most truthful and logical answer....at least that most
people can honestly give.
Granted is no doubt ( <<< little pun there
) that there are many who are so confident in their "beliefs" that "agnostic" would not be the correct answer.
None the less, I suspect that (at least in the Abrahamic religions as well as with alleged atheists) the vast majority have at least a light misting of doubt (if I were god I would expect this and not punish it... on the other hand if I were god... well things would go very poorly much faster for some people...
On the other hand, I suspect that nearly everyone actually believes
(especially in times of trouble) that there is some greater godlike thing/power/source/energy out there
... something more than just us.... at a minimum some undefined force
(please for give the Star Wars like reference...
How can there not be?
How can there be nothing
Life>>> death>>> then nothing... no purpose... no value... no meaning...
Of course I (Chaski) have no doubts. The word agnostic
doesn't work for me. If I were a christian monk I could easily claim full adherence to the Philokalia...and all the thought and knowledge that feeds it. Except, as stated many times here on TFS, I view the entire Abrahamic religion(s) thing as myth.
None the less, the sky exists, the earth exists, life is, energy is... at an atomic level our atoms are eternal, thus we
are eternal... this we know.
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction (is that karma
?)... we know this.
Perhaps we know
more than the idea of agnostic
Anyway... back to my
no doubts (not the band)... I have no doubts. The Great Sky God
is; The Mother Earth
is; and (metaphorically) the Cave Bear
Heaven is a bizarre myth... it is the carrot
Hell is a bizarre myth... it is the stick
... though not the god of Abraham... is...
of god is all that is in question
.... but I can assure you that god
doesn't care what your
definition of god
my fellow posters is what happens when you start drinking brandy and decide to write philosophic mumbo-jumbo.