Indeed the world is round, and it is true that to look into any direction is to see into the direction opposite you because of the curvature of our planet. However it is impossible to see clearly around the whole circumference of the planet even figuratively speaking. Let's say your looking east and I am one mile west of you, you would have to look24,900.55 miles to see me (What is the circumference of the earth?
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The point of Churchill and myself is that because whatever you see to the east blocks your ocular if you will, what is indeterminately west of you is unclear. So our perspectives, even when diametrically opposed, are both perhaps accurate concerning the abstract or ambiguous arena of philosophy and religion.
Short of an absolute the relative nature of life commands that all and none are correct. the we are both wrong and right at the same time based on the variables in our processes. However, I hold that some absolutes are true and these represent the control or constant in our experiment and hypothesis.
That said I am unsure as to what it means to be right, or if what is right is defined either by a person, whether the one or the many, or by a creator. I lean toward a creator because of the objectivity of a third party deity. I think confusion is manifested when the parties (deity and humanity) trade party roles and alter the power dynamics.
the naturalization of God and the exaltation of the individual have led the population of those concerned down a crooked path; myself included. The Bible refers to this as sinful nature, or simply the predisposition to unrighteousness.
I do not aim to devalue life, i hold mine and many others in the highest regard ascribable to each (according to me). however I am admittedly not altruistic, and do not pretend to care about or understand all of creation because my face is set in the direction I face and my back is to the others.
Churchhill was talking cant... I use rhtoric... Everyone does... But to avoid being used by it is the challenge.... When people are used to wit falling like pearls from your lips is when you are most likely to say something incredibly stupid...
Did I ever tell you about that guy who gave up all and went to the other side of the globe to find what life was... And when he found the wisest man in the world, and asked him what life was the guy told him life was a garden... And the traveller thought for a moment, and got angry, and said: you mean I quit my job, and left my wife and family and travelled here over mountains, deserts, and jungles to have you tell me life is a garden???
And the wise man said: So; It's not a garden...
The big difference between life and death is that dead you can never say stupid stuff or eat your words...
Considering the political uses and abuse to which God and religion have been turned, I think God as conceived oof by humanity is more the problem than the solution...
It is a real failing of humanity that we make sense of the world through cause and effect, so we need that first cause to make sense of all that follows... In fact, we are turning our logic on an infinite, and finding its weakness... Cause and effect do explain this portion of reality we have with life.... Reality is logical; but does that mean there is some logic behind all of it??? Where is logic in our own creation...If people could be logical about procreation then perhaps God was logical in the creation of all...We know too little to judge of anything.... We can say from our perspective that God as conceived is God as we would create him, caring, intelligent, powerful, comforting... God says everything about people, especially our lonliness and pain...