Entropy production in the spiritual world LO23243

John Gunkler (jgunkler@sprintmail.com)
Tue, 16 Nov 1999 10:55:21 -0600

Replying to LO23219 --

Andrew Campbell asks:

>John, Please explain to me 'without any messing about with meanings'
>demonstrate your metaphysic of the terms 'spiritual,' 'beliefs' and
>'faiths'. My foolish mind has always found them the same -apart that is,
>from the spelling ;-)

You've discovered exactly what prompted my request to At. My foolish
mind, too, has found them essentially the same -- and, thus, antithetical
to "empirical demonstration."

Interesting that you should quote Kierkegaard -- who also wrote about the
"leap of faith." If there were empirical "proof" of spiritual matters,
what need would we have to ever take such a leap? Wouldn't we simply
build a bridge and walk across? But then what would become of faith --
wouldn't it become unnecessary to our belief (which is instead based on
empirical demonstration)?



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