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  •  I find the whole concept of God(s) absurd and (0+ / 0-)

    inspiring, at the same time - context matters.

    If you look to God(s) as metaphors for mapping your understanding of the larger reality to yourself, I think that's an interesting, personal device.  If others share in that method and/or device, then you have some social networking going on: it's a subculture at that point, potentially.

    But, if you insist that some vast creationary force placed incomparable amounts of detailed physics into motion AND that it cares about how human beings on the planet we commonly know as Earth act with regards to generally specific guidelines that prescribed by said creationary force (in a manner that only a few humans were made to understand) . . . well, I honestly think you're wishing just a bit too hard for your own dreams and/or need for guidance from an imaginary concept which is more a reflection than a being of some sort.

    I'm much more inclined to support people's beliefs in generalized energy/ies that can be tapped into someday in manners we don't yet have a toolkit to access, but which has no discernible human personality or associated goals.  At least there's a basis for potential measures in the future for such ideas.

    Of course, there's emotional components, too.  I think it makes a humbling sense to find comfort in a concept that is necessarily far beyond their ability to fully comprehend and which encompasses their human existence.  That can open one's thoughts fully to so many concepts.  But, directing it solely to and through a deities?  Why not go directly to the source and speak to oneself, skipping translation (and sometimes, instruction) from fantastical go-betweens?  Perhaps gain inspiration from ideas, rather than becoming a de facto slave to them.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 05:15:52 PM PDT

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