Re: virus: Faith and Reason

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 14:07:51 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 12 Nov 1997, Marie Foster wrote:

> But I never could carry a tune to save my soul! I think we are exactly
> the same. The connection to me is the manifestation of God. I do not
> see "God" as an old man in the sky... I see him as the force that
> brought all of what we see into being. My choice to personify him is
> that this works for me and it keeps me from knowing that I am really
> talking and praying to myself ;0)

You call yourself a theist and a Buddhist, while I call myself an atheist
and a pagan (among other things, on both our parts, I'm sure).
Nonetheless, we do the same thing. Personally, I find a polytheistic or
pantheistic approach to prayer and worship (personifying individual
aspects of the universe and addressing them) more compelling and
emotionally convincing than a monotheistic one, and thus more useful in
shaping my attitudes to achieve what I want.

burning incense and talking to herself in that god voice again