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Did the fat lady sing?

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Submitted by Michel C. Zala (Switzerland), Apr 28, 2011 at 10:57

Thank you so much for honoring me with such extensive replies, Mr. Tovey.

Definitely so far the best answers I have come across to my individual pressing questions regarding religion.

If I understood you correctly, it boils down in a nutshell to , what I call, a matter of dimensions, where only faith seems to be the remaining way to cope.

As frustrating it was for me as a child to hear from my mother that GOD's ways are too mysterious and grand for us to grasp, as frustrating it still is for me as an adult to accept that my logic, ability of reasoning, intelligence and experience is not sufficient enough to be applied to a being, which is as much greater than me, than I am to the houshold cockroach.

No matter what, human logic applied, this being then becomes irrelevant to me, as it neither interferes in our matters, nor responds in any way to us humans. This being may indeed be so grand that it perceives human kind as a whole (illness) perhaps, but not as individual entity.

Maybe we all are indeed some form of experiment in some gigantic lab, where some (planets) thrive and function, and some others fail.

I certainly don't have the answers, therefore I can not find fault with faith, as long as it does not inflict harm on others, such as currently happening, when Islamism is concerned. Quite actually, American history considered, faith usually was a force for good, a framework for conduct and a healthy growing civilization.

I envy you for your faith, which is manifested in the tone of your posts, which is usually positive and optimistic, whereas my outlook on the world is rather pessimistic, sometimes angry and frustrated.

I have, during my many travels, seen the aftermath of sectarian violence and terror first hand. As a child I woke up at night, when my father, 40 years after Auschwitz, screamed through nightmares still. And it never ends. We can not learn from history. Maybe we do need a reboot, others call the end of time.

GOD bless you, and all the best wishes from me.

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