Posted by SLS on March 23, 2010, at 6:46:39
In reply to Re: no one claims to have seen God, posted by Sigismund on March 22, 2010, at 21:23:06
> Cormac McCarthy is brilliant on dualism in "The Crossing".
I like the concept of dualism. It is sort of like light - wave versus particle. It helps to explain the coexistence of fate and free will. It works for me, anyway.
I still think "why" is a valid interrogative that serves to invite the formation of a construct that fills a need to explain existence. In my mind, the Universe existed before the Big Bang. It was a singularity of virtually infinite density. What, then, was the origin of the singularity? Why existence? Why bother with existence at all? I once asked of an acquaintance why God would create a universe. His answer to me was to propose that perhaps God wanted a relationship.
Brilliance is no guarantee of accuracy or enlightenment.