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Response to edhopper (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:20 PM

53. I think the human ability to feel is sorely underappreciated and valued.

Do you ever make a choice based on a feeling?

The sense of touch -- to feel -- is not limited to the skin
and the external world. We can feel also within our own
bodies, and, more delicately, if we pay attention, we can
feel things inside and outside of us that are more subtle
than the intellect.

One of those subtle things is called "feelings" (also known
as emotions.) The words cause confusion. We are feeling
creatures, it is our nature to feel. We feel hot and cold,
we feel hungry and tired, we feel energized, we feel
soft silky cat fur, we feel satisfaction, we feel gratification,
we feel anger, we feel thorns on rosebushes, we feel sad,
we feel if things are sharp or dull, we feel the wind on
our skin, we feel an ache in our hearts, we feel longings.
These are all normal survival functions of the human physical
feeling machine.

If there happens to be a God it makes sense we
would be designed to be able to feel its existence and
our connection to it, even if it made little sense intellectually.

The problem I find with discussions of God is that there
needs to be a bottom-line definition of what God is, or
what people are even arguing about. Him, It, heaven,
hell, who knows. I don't know what others believe, but I
bet no two believers believe exactly the same things.



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