Re: Where to look for the answers for ourselves

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 22:19:22 MDT

>From: "john grigg" <>
>Spike wrote:
>>We only need to each look within ourselves to know the answers.
>Is it that simple? I doubt that. I believe people(atheists included) can
>be very good at unconscious self-deception even when they think they are
>being objective.

Well, it may not be *quite* that simple. But IMO there is certainly some
truth to what spike says. I think that for the most part people spend too
much time seeking out the wisdom of other people in order to make themselves
happy. Truth be told *you* know very little about what it takes to make
*me* happy. The only place I can find the answer to that question is within
myself. Sure it helps to listen to the experience of others and many times
the input of other people can steer you down a path you might not otherwise
have found, but ultimately it is up to you to decide whether or not that
path is satisfactory to you, and whether you should continue down it or not.


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