Re: Creationists

Verdop (
Wed, 24 Jun 1998 11:06:36 +0200

Scott Badger wrote:

>Okanna Borra wrote:
>>I think you'll find very little true meaning if you worship science alone.
>*true* meaning? That's practically an oxymoron. First of all, meaning is
>uniquely constructed by each individual, depending as it does on that

Right, just like truth is constructed individually.

>individual's personal history, environmental context, personality, etc.
>notion that there is such a thing as *true* meaning just doesn't make sense
>to me. Secondly, I don't know what makes you think that religion is the

Same as me. But I also can`t see a sense in believing in absolute truth
which has to be valid to everyone.

>>I'll say it again. Science will lead you to Truth, Religion will lead you
>>meaning. Combine the two and you'll be the happiest man alive....
>Lots of deluded people are happy. On the other hand, I can be very happy

It also depends on the point of view if someone is deluded or not. You can`t
expect others to assimilate to your truths.

>without needing religious meaning. You sound completely sold on the idea

It doesn`t have to be religious meaning.