Sitting in bed this morning, feeling sorry for myself because I have a mild cold and am all bunged up, I thought I’d ask some random questions.
These are flow of consciousness, largely unedited and possibly irrelevant.
- You act from your beliefs. If you believe there is no God then you will act like there is no God. Why, then, do so many people who claim to believe in God act like they don’t?
- If belief is personal and we live in a society that tolerates the personal quirks of others, why is so much time and effort being invested trying to unpick beliefs that other people have?
- If there is no ultimate truth or meaning to human life, why is someone who questions your beliefs so highly threatening?
- If the message of the Christian gospel is all so clear and unambiguous, why can’t the followers of Jesus agree on how to behave?
- If what I believe is private and personal, what right do you have to ask me about my religion?
- Before you ridicule someone’s beliefs, have you considered that it’d be polite to really understand what they actually believe? Isn’t it tiring when folk project their own ignorance onto your deeply thought about philosophy?
- If you believe that the universe is random and purposeless, what purpose is there in picking apart the “delusions” that other people choose to enjoy?
- Have you considered that there is no consensus of belief?
- Is it truly fair to assume that just because you don’t believe an event is possible that it could never have happened? Have you considered that maybe your ego is getting in the way of the (lack of) evidence?
- “You can measure a circle starting anywhere” (Fort). What does that tell you about your assumptions?
Wishing you manifold goodwill.