Thoughts on the Abstract, Pragmatistic Palpability of Religion (idea)
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Sat Aug 05 2000 at 1:02:40
In relation to the "
" of various
through out the known history of
Reality concerns itself with the true or actual; that which exists. Earlier--while speaking in the
(in sequence)--I observed that
was not a "real"
god and that he was imaginary; invented specifically for the movie. The opinion/counterpoint was made that all of the
Gods aren't actually real either, eluding to the not entirely invalid observation that Zool and the
were similar in that way (made up). For the sake of argument, the Celtic Gods may, in fact, be "real" (read
, etc...). For that matter any God in history or as of yet unimagined may exist within our
yet I doubt I am far out of line when I observe that it is improbable that they could
exist/have existed. For the sake of ease, we will be assuming that the Celtic
which we used in this particular conversation, are not and never have been "real" in the most common sense of the word. If you believe in Celtic
s, you may be more comfortable using
in their stead; it really isn't that important.
Though it is true that
l was an imaginative construct as have been many other (perhaps even all) religious deities through history, I observed that pragmatically, Celtic Gods actually had/has followers; they, for better or worse, changed the life course of a large group of people if not all of history through faith and in deed. Zool, on the other hand, was a great bad guy in a well-liked movie that is all but forgotten except in
My example was Jesus.
Possibly driven by
himself, but certainly because of the existence of
, man has build great
, fought religious
where there were none,
, preached tolerance and murdered the innocent. Some things fantastic, some things horrible; many small, a few monumental and all of them, thing and deed, due to the existence of the belief in
The question of
is; regardless of the actual corporeal or sentient, astral existence of Jesus or the
; are they "more real" than
Though I know I am not the first person to ponder this sort of thing, I would still be interested to hear all of your thoughts on it.
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