Una Salus Lillius, on Jul 8 2003, 09:06 PM, said:
This is a good story folks. It's intense and it absolutely is NOT for everyone (especially anyone who is offended by the pov that wrongs done in the name of religion are at the root of much evil in this world).
To add a couple of thoughts...
I don't believe in ANY of the world's religions. In that sense, I'm an atheist. Do I believe there is an INTELLIGENCE behind the Cosmos? I don't know. So, in that sense, I'm an agnostic.
And there's of course the danger of trying to put my human version of "intelligence" on something where my human POVs do not apply in any shape or form.
I subscribe to the late Carl Sagan's POV:
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."
I don't have very good feelings about religion, to put it mildly. 9/11 permanently solidified these feelings, especially since it was 9 days after my father died, and I saw this tragedy with my own two eyes. Seeing something like this on TV, magazines or in the papers is NOTHING
compared to seeing it in person.
I was a witness to the greatest mass murder in American history.
I'm surprised I have any semblance of sanity after that time.
I don't even want to think of the poor victims and their families.
Edited by Vapor Trails, 09 July 2003 - 08:22 AM.