One thing I have never doubted….
I had this epiphany today….
you might call it sappy…
But I am a skeptie…always have been. I question everything.
I realized in my entire life there is one thing…one thing i have never doubted or questioned, (nor had any reason to do so)
and that is my dad’s love for me.
that is a pretty cool feeling….
In return….I have so enjoyed and loved being a mother, and returning that unconditional , unquestionable love to my children…
The one argument that has haunted me for so long in theism vs atheism is
the Problem of evil/suffering.
but on the flip side of that….
the one argument that continues to haunt me as well in theism vs atheism
is the Argument of beauty/love
Holmes’s gaze was caught by the sight of a red rose in a vase. He picked the rose up, focused his intense attention on it, and exclaimed in a reverent tone, “‘What a lovely thing a rose is.'”
“He walked past the couch to the open window and held up the drooping stalk of a moss-rose, looking down at the dainty blend of crimson and green. It was a new phase of his character to me, for I had never before seen him show any keen interest in natural objects.”
“‘There is nothing in which deduction is so necessary as in religion,'” said he, leaning with his back against the shutters. “‘It can be built up as an exact science by the reasoner. Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance.
“But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.'”
Sherlock Holmes, in “The Adventure of the Naval Treaty”
aside from beauty, love is a haunting melody that haunts me still…..