||[Nov. 20th, 2007|08:58 pm]
|||||"A Better Place to Be" - Chapin||]|
(Sorry, I feel a lil a-muse-ment coming on.... This should pass reasonably easily, but perhaps messily...)
The huge disturbance between believers on all sides of the belief debate... amuses me. Puns unavoidable.
The believers, I said. That is, the theists and the atheists. Oh, I'm sure some of both side will be offended to read that, oh well - that's what they are. They're making judgements based on faith - either faith IN an unprovable Being/Beings, or they've got faith that there is no such thing as a Being or Beings Whose absense can also not be proven. Two sides of the same coin, don'tcha know?
I'm lazy. I'm agnostic. I don't make a claim either for or against the existence of 'deity' of whatever scope you care to name.
Oh! Your pardon. There's one I believe in, as much as I believe in anything. (And we poor limited humans are believers, as we are unable to prove everything we think we know.) The 'nice' side of this one is known as Eris, who's as much a bitch as a beauty. (It's OK, You know You know it, m'Lady). The nasty side is best known as Murphy, demon of perversity. However, the demon allows for SOME joy - schadenfreude, the perfectly stereotype-able German emotion, the joy of seeing someone else in difficulty. Oh, so it's not nice. That's fine. Humans aren't nice. Just ask all the rest of us humans.
Sure, some are 'nicer' than others, but ... it's mostly a self-serving illusion, as we tend to motivate on positives better than on negatives in the long term. IMO - but then again, I'm a pessimist.
I wander here... The catch is belief is a funny thing. Enjoy it. It is one of the many things that makes us, each and every one, our own unique variant on 'Us'.