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Thread #76614 Message #1359891
Posted By: Little Hawk
17-Dec-04 - 02:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: God or Not quiz
Subject: RE: BS: God or Not quiz
Ha! Ha! That's amazing, M Ted. You must be a real hard-boiled egg. I will call you up if I need someone to shake down people who welch on their debts.
I got 10 out of 10. The one with "avid" was tricky, but avid comes from the same root as avaricious, so it implies greed.
It's fairly simple: If you look at Life as though you were irrevocably separate from everyone and everything else...meaning it's really all about you...and it's strictly a survival game in which "nice guys finish last"...then you will score low on the test. And you will either not believe in God (or anything spiritual whatsoever) OR...and this is a VERY important "OR"....you will believe in some bloody-minded form of religion where your people and your religious books are right and everyone else is WRONG and probably headed straight to hell! Refer to the Arab-Israeli conflict for pointers on how to prosper through this attitude. :-)
LOL! The nasty, rigid atheist (or just plain egotist) and the nasty, rigid religious fanatic share the very same philosophical boat together as they paddle furiously and competitively down the river of Life...to their eventual demise (since in the end, physically, they do NOT survive, nor does anyone else...).
If you look at life, on the other hand, in this way: That you are not separate from others, but deeply united with them at the heart and spirit level...that it's not about survival, it's about self-expression, creativity, love, and accomplishment...and that it's NOT all about you, it's about everyone...and that death is not an end, but a transition into further expressions of Life...
Then you will score high on the test.