I am trying my best, I feel I have something to share. It does seem I’m failing miserably, nevertheless I continue trying… While I do have significant, serious doubts about my chosen method, I’m refusing to be paralysed by indecision. I’m taking this strategy, and running with it.
It is not my fault that atheistic language is woefully inadequate. (Any human language for that matter? lol.) Despite this, I’m still convinced I should be able to explain it relatively well, but it can only work if you are prepared to listen, because it will take some time. It does seem radical.
While the epiphany shook my world, seemed to shake my very foundations, the world is still rock steady. Nothing has changed. As a matter of fact, I actually have nothing truly new to share. For a moment I did think I saw a new revelation, but then I looked around, and realised it has really been there all along. Many people have already glimpsed it, in various ways. Each has his or her own experience of it. I am drawing on age old knowledge, so I really cannot take credit for saying anything new, though maybe I’ll say it in a new way?
Yea, I know it does sound like new-age bullshit. I am very aware of that. Very. Please don’t underestimate me here. I am scientifically minded. I am a skeptic. I am a freethinker. (Yes, one fucking word guys, please…)
I’m pulling on emotional language here, I know, and I do so intentionally. I am intentionally, consciously, attempting to illicit an emotional response. Does that make me “manipulative”? Oi.
There is much more to share, and I will try my best to do so in plain, cold, scientific, even atheistic lingo. However, emotion is an important component of what I’m trying to say. I’m just trying to lay some groundwork here. (Maybe I’m failing miserably.)
What are you so scared of? I am not trying to convert anyone to any religion. I seek merely to explain, I seek merely to promote a better understanding of all sides, from all sides. And it is damn difficult, purely because people are not interested in hearing.
Can you see the forest for the trees?
I am still waiting for some response to my previous post. Please do not look at my statements and try to find fault with them: that will miss the point. Please look inside yourselves, and _answer the damn question_. Tell me what it is that bothers _you, personally_, in both these posts… Please tell me, possibly in a simple and concise sentence, why you don’t want me in your society. It is very likely that I will listen. I can only slam my head against the wall so many times before I fall unconscious.
I’m just looking for an honest, straight-forward conversation here…
(Let’s hope I don’t get way more than I bargained for. Hehe.)
ps. Yes, I am completely aware of what the likes of Hitchens and Dawkins argue. I do like what they are doing, they are contributing… Clearly, however, I do not completely agree. Am I allowed to differ from them, or are they infallible? I suspect they may be interested to hear, more so than their followers: I doubt they idolise themselves as much as their followers do. They may find my suggestions (yet to come) rather interesting and thought provoking…
Shit, I really have gone mad, haven’t I? I’m still scared. (I didn’t see this post coming until this morning.) At some point I may look back at this and think, “what was I thinking?!” Clearly I am aware of this as well. *sigh*