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Thread #29796   Message #1944357
Posted By: Captain Ginger
22-Jan-07 - 11:36 AM
Thread Name: What does the word 'God' mean to you?,II
Subject: RE: What does the word 'God' mean to you?,II
A part of me does envy those who have a strong faith - at least they can face life's vicissitudes with the thought that they have something to look forward to!
For me, however, this is as good as it gets. Which, as a reasonably affluent Westerner, is a darned sight better than it's been for most of humanity for most of its existence.
But, rich or poor, enlightened or superstitious, when you're dead, you're dead - just as dead as your cat is when it's run over or the pig is which gave you your breakfast bacon. We don't have a soul - but what we have is something amazing, which is consciousness. Unfortunately, with it came an awareness of our mortality, so we invented god as a security blanket.