The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165555   Message #3973535
Posted By: Joe Offer
25-Jan-19 - 07:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: 12 and a spare, how many can you name?
Subject: RE: BS: 12 and a spare, how many can you name?
Steve Shaw sez: Does your exploration allow for you to accept that there is no driving force behind evolution?

Of course. That is my basic view. Evolution is just the logical way that things work, same for all the laws of science and nature - they are logical consequences of logical causes, not subject to any external spiritual force.

Where does God fit into that? That's what I ponder. But no, I have no concept of God as an external cause of anything. My tendency is to think of God as an internal essence.

Proof? I don't need no steenkin' proof. I can ponder whatever I want to. This is my faith journey, and I have no need to prove or defend it. And you should have no need to attack or refute it.

In general, I see no benefit from argument. I like to discuss and consider things, but I don't like to argue and avoid it as much as I can. To my mind, argument generates animosity, and I don't need that.

Back to PFR and the contention that religion is superfluous. Perhaps it IS superfluous - but if it is, then so is art and music and poetry....and beauty. I tend to think it is the superfluous things, that make life worth living.