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  • Alan James Lee
    Jan 1, 2008
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      You are remarkably astute. You have balanced my argument perfectly. I
      will observe your future posts and no doubt they will assist my
      understanding of this absurd life. The wife upstairs is
      particularly pertinent. Thank you.

      Alan.

      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, eduard at home <yeoman@...> wrote:
      >
      > eduard ---
      > I tend to agree. Except for perhaps 5% or even less, Maybe 1%, who
      > would be candidates for a hair suit and locusts.
      >
      > For most people "God" and all the rest of it, is just an answer.
      > Sort of like losing your car keys and asking "Where did I put those
      keys"
      > and then a disembodied voice replies "they're in your pocket". Probably
      > your wife upstairs [women know everything].
      >
      > Our brains are evolved for one primary function ... that is, to find
      > patterns or rather to complete a pattern, which it may do on its own, if
      > necessary. An answer is a sort of completed pattern. Order out of the
      > chaos.
      >
      > So, in the end, it really doesn't matter what the answer is, as long
      > as it works for you in this time. One can believe in a god, or be an
      > atheist, or even an existentialist. It's all the same and sometimes an
      > awareness of no answer is just as good as an answer.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: existlist@yahoogroups.com [mailto:existlist@yahoogroups.com]
      On Behalf
      > Of Alan James Lee
      > Sent: January-01-08 9:00 AM
      > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [existlist] Re: god exists //// :)
      >
      > The religionist's argument that somehow, deep down we all believe in
      > God is quite fallacious and quite probably used by some to support
      > their insecure faith. In the aforementioned Camus' The Stranger (aka
      > The Outsider) the prosecuting magistrate used this very argument when
      > he held out the crucifix to Meursault. I suspect that the coin lands
      > the other side up in most cases. Most religious people, profoundly
      > disbelieve in God.
      >
      > Alan.
      >
      > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, eduard at home <yeoman@> wrote:
      > >
      > > eduard ---
      > > You may be right. When my Uncle Bert died ... peacefully fully
      > > clothed on his bed ... in is hand, he had a book marker with the
      > 23rd psalm.
      > > Very strange as he was never very religious. Seems he must have got
      > up in
      > > the middle of the night, dressed, got the book marker, and then laid
      > back
      > > and died.
      > >
      > > I think I would call out for "Mommy", as I did when almost going
      > > over a cliff on my motorcycle.
      > >
      > > We are all different in our response to things. And it is probably
      > > similar for our last breaths.
      > >
      > > I wonder if my Uncle John, who died in the Battle of the Somme, had
      > > an opportunity to say or do anything. He is buried in a British
      > military
      > > cemetery some 60km northeast of Paris. A nice little cemetery with
      > perhaps
      > > 300 or so graves.
      > >
      > > But then it really doesn't matter, since even at the end all we want
      > > is to keep our neurons happy.
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: existlist@yahoogroups.com [mailto:existlist@yahoogroups.com]
      > On Behalf
      > > Of eupraxis@
      > > Sent: December-31-07 11:18 PM
      > > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: Re: [existlist] god exists //// :)
      > >
      > > Frank,
      > >
      > > The God and foxholes argument. I liken that to a confession wrought
      > from
      > > torture. It is what Catholicism calls "attrition" (as opposed to
      > > contrition). It
      > > won't do.
      > >
      > > Wil
      > >
      > > In a message dated 12/31/07 9:50:04 PM, NEFILIM001@ writes:
      > >
      > >
      > > > --Yes Wil and Warren; To be honest we do start with TheGod of
      > Religion,
      > > > because we have not ever yet dropped--TheGod of Religion, that
      can be
      > > > worshipped.
      > > >
      > > > --I am willing to bet all of our *fortunes, (95% of us will utter a
      > > serious
      > > > FinalPrayer) to some God upon the event of our deaths. Oh we do love
      > > filling
      > > > our chests with hot air--even whispering: (remember,
      > > > "NowILayMeDownToSle "NowILayMeDownToSle<wbr>ep...If I should
      > die.."?) Our
      > > > fire insurance principle
      > > > an edge if we should pray on-that-last- an edge if we should pray
      > on-that
      > > > throwing off the burdensome mantle of Religious practices when I
      > was about
      > >
      > > > 22,
      > > > (I attended bible camp and studied missionary bible practice from
      > age 7 to
      > > > 14)--I still fought to keep suppressed 'that-little- 14)--I still
      > fought
      > > to
      > > > tough; or I am in a bit of trouble. Don't we all?!)
      > > >
      > > > Sincerely,
      > > > Frank
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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