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Would be Watcher

Location: Canada
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Would be Watcher

Location: Canada
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Subj: Just a bit more...
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 12:44:01 pm EDT (Viewed 774 times)
Reply Subj: I think you both misunderstand me...
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 07:31:16 am EDT (Viewed 787 times)



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> > My definition of spirit is wholly un-supernatural. I consider the spirit to be the chemical processes that allow our brains to function, and nothing else. So, I'm probably one of those "impossible people," as well.
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> My definition of spiritual got nothing to do with anything supernatural. It's simply the part of you that invest it's fate in something. ANYTHING. It's impossible not to do this because the only way you could avoid doing it would be to be omniscient. I think it's a rather safe beleif of mine to assume we all have unanswered question/variables in our life. I must go now but I'll be back...
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...So not beleiving in souls or an after-life or whatever doesn't mean you have no spiritual life. So long as you will be searching for and investing faith in some possible answers to ANY questions you will have a spiritual life. Atheist have no proof of the inexistance of God but choose to invest their faith toward an answer that would explain some questions of 'higher' order where God has no part in it.

Also, the questions so answered need not be of a higher nature. We do this on all level of our existance at every moment of our life. We are very spiritual individuals. The only difference is many simply don't realise when they make a leap of faith and confound their assumptions for knowledge (myself included). It's hard to blame anybody of this reflex as we would most likely go mad if we would stop assuming, for example, that the info our sense brings to our brain were not always good or if our brain indeed interpreted that info 'correctly'. At some point you have to let go and get onboard life as a material being and start answering your questions with what you are comfortable beleiving in. Certitudes can only be measured in the level of doubt you have toward something. Faith requires doubt while knowledge ask for none.

Like I always say...

Faith = (Knowledge + doubt)
Knowledge = (Faith - doubt)
Doubt = (Faith - Knowledge )

But knowledge isn't a garantee of truth.

is my position clearer now?




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