Is that feeling deep in the heart unique to your belief?

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Truth Is Elusive

As I mentioned before, my Christian friend in high school was the first person I ran into that had certainty that he had the answers to the big questions of life, and he knew it deep down in his heart.  While I thought he was the first person I had met who had this kind of certainty, I had lived all my life with someone who had a similar kind of thought process yet I had never realized it.

I converted to Christianity the summer right before my Sophomore year of college, and I spent several months writing a very long letter to my parents explaining the reasons I believed Christianity was both true and also “completed Judaism”.  That’s a long story in itself, but on to my point – when I went home to visit my parents my mom said to me “don’t you realize that what you have…

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Can There be a Purpose to This Post?

Am reblogging this post to The Benevolent Thou.

Truth Is Elusive

EvangelistsA few weeks ago Josh brought up some good points about meaning and purpose in life at this link on Nate’s post.  We hashed through some of that over there but I thought I’d try to add a few more of my thoughts on the subject.  I actually agree with a lot of what Josh wrote (although I’m not sure he realized that), but there were some things he wrote that I thought could be looked at from a different angle.

First I’d like to explore what in the world is meant by “life’s meaning”.  For this I’d like to start with a quote from Loyal Rue:

When individuals articulate the meaning of life they are attempting to specify why they value life.1

I believe this hits the nail on the head, and I believe it explains why atheists are actually correct when they say that their life is…

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THE ROAD TO PEACE: An Inspirational Video

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RSA Animate – The Power of Outrospection

I have only one comment on this wonderful video. Introspection is still necessary, but I like the Outrospection (I would call it, “exospection”) concept as an incorporation to the overall empathy message. I think one’s motivations need an occasional house-cleaning.

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