bionic wrote:What about how our innermost soul feels?
I believe our deeper selves, all of us feel..something.
People don't, generally, talk about it.
people are too cool
It is responsible for..the yearning.
Athiest's deny it , the religious celebrate it..
It's the big elephant in the room noone addresses.
The inner knowing of, "there is something, I feel something, but I know not what" that drives us all
Some call it "the hole that on God can fill"
separatenss..it allows individuailty..yet creates a deep yearning
damned if you do..damned if you don't
Yamaoka Tesshu, as a young student of Zen, visited one master after another. He called upon Dokuon of Shokoku.
Desiring to show his attainment, he said: "The mind, Buddha, and sentient beings, after all, do not exist. The true nature of phenomena is emptiness. There is no realization, no delusion, no sage, no mediocrity. There is no giving and nothing to be received."
Dokuon, who was smoking quietly, said nothing. Suddenly he whacked Yamaoka with his bamboo pipe. This made the youth quite angry.
"If nothing exists," inquired Dokuon, "where did this anger come from?"
"Faith means not wanting to know what is true." -- Nietzsche
greeney2 wrote:"Faith means not wanting to know what is true." -- Nietzsche
Faith is having the belief, you know something to be true IMHO. Faith is a argument the atheists do not like, becasue they can not relate to anything without absolute proof.
greeney2 wrote:In other words, I am not singling out christianity specifically.
I didn't relate my answer to Christianity either. Your first 5 quotes, 3 were from scientists, so I resoponded to science for that reason.
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