Join Date: May 24, 2006
Location: Near Anchorhead, Tatooine, Outer Rim
OK, I'll be point blank, my proving anything doesn't matter in this case. If there is a heaven, and it requires a faith of sorts to get in, then it would be better to attempt picking the right one, no?
If there is a heaven and we all go to it, great, right?
If there is no heaven, we all share an equal demise, correct?
Now, only one choice goes well with ANY of these three situations, and there can't be any more than these three! So, even if you risk picking the wrong religion (which is a subset statistic that doesn't need to be known right for this line of thought), it still makes the most sense to TRY to provide for all the above situations, no? So picking a religion makes the most sense, because it at least has a chance at covering all the bases. Now, as before, if the other two are right, great, it won't hurt me. If I pick the wrong religion, well, at least I tried. An Atheist can only meet TWO of those above situations. So, you have to ask yourself, are you feelin' lucky? You see, my poinst is, it makes the most sense to try to cover as many possibilities as possible, right? Now, YOU TELL ME if anything I've said above is wrong.
Plato once said there was a perfect form of everything -- a perfect dog, a perfect chair, a perfect man -- and that everything was a shadow of this one perfect form. Now, if we follow this line of thinking, that means that somewhere in the universe there is the perfect form of the perfect, absolute and complete idiot, and he left here an hour ago.
-- Gideon, Babylon 5