"Hi Trisha, Welcome (back) to A/N.
Yours is a journey familiar to many. The oscillations at the end, between belief and non-belief, are understandable.
"But after a few months I found myself missing the thought of having a higher power watching…"
"Dunno, so goddunnit.
As I understand it, Krauss has addressed aspects that lead us towards answers to these questions. Only time will tell, as we continue our physics experiments, to define/refine just what we mean when we use words like…"
"California passed Proposition 1 in the last election. In part, it will:
"Authorize $7.12 billion in general obligation bonds for state water supply infrastructure projects, such as public water system improvements, surface and groundwater…"
"It is mutually beneficial to support others in their efforts to gain recognition of an invisible higher power. Why the heck not? After all, it can't be disproven, right? Besides, we all know there is strength in numbers.
I would go so far as to…"
"Maybe it's because of this thread but earlier today I decided to make one of my co-workers uncomfortable. Not with malicious intent but just as part of a good natured social experiment. Previously to our current employment we had also worked at…"
"It's amazing what can be accomplished when people work together to willfully misinterpret the constitution. Having a few judges in the mix really streamlines the process.
I'm sure if this moves forward, they'll sugarcoat it,…"
"I preferred "America the Beautiful". The descriptions of the continent were very moving. Just too dang much godlessness to slog though though. Just one more thing religion ruins.
Each revision was an improvement. Only one more and…"
Appreciate your comment (with a chuckle). Few people grasp the magical 50% threshold, or any other percentage for that matter. If one person in 300 survived a mining collapse, for example, it would be a "miracle" from god (and "thank god" uttered). Bad luck for the other 299. Crazy.
To try to encompass all of Robert Heinlein's philosophy by recommending one book is likely impossible. I COULD be tempted to suggest Time Enough For Love, even though it (sort of) requires that you read Methuselah's Children first (it really CAN stand on its own, though). There is a lot of RAH's philosophy in Time Enough and in many of his other books.
If you want to have a hard, strong look at his attitude on religion, I have three suggestions:
• Job: A Comedy of Justice. This REALLY gets to the heart of the matter ... and it should have been his FIFTH Hugo Award winner. • Stranger In a Strange Land. All you have to do is look at the gross parody which is Fosters "Church of the New Revelation" to see what he thinks of current-day organized religion. • If this goes on... from the collection, Revolt in 2100. One of the first pieces Heinlein wrote which dealt directly with religion and its leanings toward imperialism.
These are among my faves. We can talk about this if you like or you can go your own way. In any case, I'd be interested in hearing your reaction to whatever you do get into.
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