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Re: survival skills for teenage geeks

On Wed, 2003-01-22 at 03:03, Vikki Roemer wrote:

> Besides, if God sees the 'Big Picture' and mainly cares about that,
> then why would s/he be just as petty and silly as your nosy neighbor
> across the way?  Hmm?  Besides that, I have other reasons why I
> believe in some sort of god; not for superstitious reasons-- quantum
> physics. :) 

I could be taking your words to mean something you didn't want them to
mean, but please don't say stuff like that...  So god isn't petty, but
then s/he is concerned with the probability of an electron switching
between atomic orbitals, and similar stuff?  Just because quantum
physics is strange and we don't understand it very well doesn't imply
that god exists.  Not many years back, things like thunders, lightning
and eclipses were taken as definite proof...

You can try to justify it whichever way you like, in the end god's
existence is down to personal belief.  You're either inclined to believe
or you're not.  Neither of the two is better than the other, they're
just two different conditions, much as being black or white, or male or
female.  Of course, many people use these differences to justify their

Just for the record, I'm not a believer myself (but maybe tomorrow I'll
learn or experience something that makes me change my mind).  I think
religious belief is very important for many people, who wouldn't be able
to cope without it (go read Kurt Vonnegut's "Cat's Craddle").  I feel
very strongly against any form of organised religion with definite
hierarchies: invariably the people on top abuse other's beliefs to
pursue their own ends.


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