[FoRK] reas. conv. 12/1: MLK on "Love"
Jeff Bone <
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Mon Dec 4 10:29:07 PST 2006
On Dec 4, 2006, at 7:43 AM, Jeffrey Winter wrote:
> It would be interesting to see what sort of tragedies a belief
> in a purposeless universe coupled with a pathenogenic view of
> other people's beliefs would produce.
The idea that the universe doesn't have any (presumably divine)
"purpose" is not necessarily a source of nihilism. I find it curious
and vexing that so many theists seems to believe it is. It points to
something fundamental about religion, I think...
I don't need a "Binker" (imaginary childhood friend, from Milne via
Dawkins) to console or comfort me. Personally, I'd like to kill the
I don't need any purpose greater than my own to be perfectly happy.
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