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    Why do the beliefs of others threaten Victor so much??
    I find this question much more puzzling than the concept of God.

    What is it about one person's beliefs that causes them to feel they have the answer for everyone?
    What compels them to spend energy trying to convert others?

    Control.

    Victor, are you a control freak?

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    The act of worship is quite magical. We suspend our disbelief. We fall in love with the worshipful. We love the worshipful unconditionally. The marriage ceremony includes the words, "I thee worship". And it is an act of magic reserved for us and no other animal. Worship is an act of magic that reaches the level of the sacramental.

    Worship is more potent than a loaded gun and more important than landing on the Moon. Worship is as important as birth, death and marriage.

    Worship shapes whole civilizations.

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    That's why they say faith can move a mountain, Vic. It is the most powerful force in the human universe.
    I believe, therefore it's true. I disbelieve, therefore it's not. That's Power!!

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    It all reminds me of Carl Sagan's quote:

    In some respects, science has far surpassed religion in delivering awe. How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, "This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed"? Instead they say, "No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way."
    “To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. 'Tis much better to do a little with certainty, & leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of any thing.”—Statement from unpublished notes for the Preface to the Opticks (1704) by Newton.

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    Or this one from Robert Heinlein;

    Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a God superior to themselves. Most Gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.

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    Perhaps if we look upon worship as a faculty. We have the faculty to worship. We have the ability to worship.

    And so what kind of ability is it?

    Well, it is a an ability reserved for one animal and one animal only.
    It profoundly affects our psyche.
    In that we worship unconditionally.
    Just as we love our children unconditionally.
    And whoever we love unconditionally, we would die for.

    Surely we should be starting to ask, what am I worshipping?

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    Worship is a form of slavery, I've found out.
    “To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. 'Tis much better to do a little with certainty, & leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of any thing.”—Statement from unpublished notes for the Preface to the Opticks (1704) by Newton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Perhaps if we look upon worship as a faculty. We have the faculty to worship. We have the ability to worship.

    And so what kind of ability is it?

    Well, it is a an ability reserved for one animal and one animal only.
    It profoundly affects our psyche.
    In that we worship unconditionally.
    Just as we love our children unconditionally.
    And whoever we love unconditionally, we would die for.

    Surely we should be starting to ask, what am I worshipping?
    You raise some spectacular thoughts that have, albeit in different words, been on my mind as well from time to time.

    I, too, worship something. And whilest most religions worship a set of answers, I myself worship the unknown, the faceless God, the questions unanswered. As such, I worship my own curiosity as being the hand of God. And I pray for the hand of God to deliver me a profound destiny.
    ~Self-depricating Megalomaniacal Superwolf

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    that would mean the unknown is holy

    what

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuggletron View Post
    that would mean the unknown is holy

    what
    Wat, you no like my religion? To war we stride! :P
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