Statesboro, GA, USA
As far as we're concerned? Who is "we"?
I have a story of God's grace all my own, as do many others, that is anything but 2000 years old. And yet, without that all-important story of Bethlehem and Calvary, none of us have any hope.
If one had once spied their lover, and yet in the present could only seem to grasp a letter, I'll bet that letter would be of great importance.
It's the mystery of love, John. And since neither of us can impose our own perspective upon the other ... where else can we go in discussion? I can at least point out that your mind seems to be preoccupied with the prospect of eternal love, else why keep bringing up God?
If you're simply telling us that we're all going to die and face oblivion, and that religion is just a denial, then why? Why would that truth be so important in a universe in which truth could only be a specter. It seems obvious to me you're not really comfortable with that. But the Biblical view is the one which makes sense of why you're not. Why would fish know they're wet? Why would dark-dwellers dream of light, or wish for eyes?
[This message has been edited by Stephanos (12-28-2006 12:25 AM).]