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A little less than a happy high
Oh, to be certain that I am unsure.
This line was taken from one of the letters to the editor in this past week's Phoenix:

I have recently come to the conclusion that I am an agnostic...

I would have loved to have been privy to the decision making process that led to this. "Is there a God? Well, now that I think about it, I don't really know. Yes, I... I don't really know, or at least can't decide. But I've decided that I don't really know, so I've made a decision? Yes? Yes. Deciding that I can't decide is still a decision. So I'm... agnostic? Must be, since I don't know and can't decide."

Current Mood: baffled

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guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: May 15th, 2002 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! That the words "agnostic" and "conclusion" are together in one sentence just bleeds irony.
komos From: komos Date: May 15th, 2002 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

I like irony, especially unintentional irony. The letter made me laugh out loud, which I think was a little disturbing to my fellow T passengers.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 15th, 2002 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
"...that the existence of a supreme being is unknown and unknowable"

Words that changed my life!

Welcome to the club! : )

komos From: komos Date: May 15th, 2002 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

"God is that than which nothing greater can be conceived."

In my mind, a supreme "being" that is unknown and unknowable is inherently greater than something that can be understood by my puny intellect. Similarly, a being that simultaneously does and does not exist, or who is none, one and multitudes.

But I'll stop now. I've been accused of sophistry in the past, so...
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 16th, 2002 07:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Um, if Sophistry is really that much of a waste, then my dad blew a LOT of money on my education. : )


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