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Old 12-15-2006, 01:46 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by SkinWalker
Spider Al,
. But regardless of whether Nancy or Jae are convinced by your arguments, there will always be those that lurk and never post who are truly undecided, and it might be your words that convince them one way or the other.
And, believe it or not, I'm willing to entertain the idea that I could be wrong and there's nothing out there. (Humor mode on: don't have a heart attack at that. I can't do electronic CPR. ). At this point, though, if I'm wrong, then I die, then pffft, that's it, and I had a few delusions during life. It's not going to alter my decision to try to make my life and the lives of those around me better. Christ's example of love for humanity is going to continue to be inspirational and relevent whether or not I believe, and some of the practical life tips in Proverbs will still be practical, and prayer/meditation/time of contemplation will still have the benefits that come with sitting down and tuning out our over-busy society for a short time to think of other things besides ourselves. So the underpinnings of those actions, be it humanism or faith, aren't as important at that point. If I'm right, then Heaven awaits at some point, but that doesn't negate the need to treasure life here as if there was no afterlife. Life is too precious to be squandered, regardless of religious belief or lack thereof.

You know, the idea of reverse proselytizing just weirds my brain out, but at this point I also badly need a nap, fwiw.

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