Deep Talk – WOOT!

This weekend I found myself in several awesome conversations with some good friends. There were numerous topics covered but most of the time was spent talking about religion in its various forms. I miss being able to have these conversations on a daily basis with a wider group of people. If given the opportunity its something I could probably spend a good amount of my time doing.

Still, to be honest, there are times when the conversation doesn’t go as well as I had hoped. Sometimes this occurs due to mistakes on my part. For instance, I’ve made claims that later turned out to be ill informed or simply wrong. I’ve forgotten to inform my listener of the foundation of what I’m saying, even if it’s as easy as saying “I’m assuming…” I sometimes come off a bit preachy. Oftentimes, I just don’t know when to shut up and listen.

Whether or not the conversation went well, I always run the risk of learning something that makes me call into question my metaphysical/religious worldview. I’ve lost count of the number of times this has occurred, but dealing with it never gets any easier. First, I have to admit that I was wrong. *GASP* Then, I have to lay everything out and rework all the things I thought I had firmed up. And finally, I have to find the courage to use the new information to develop yet another understanding to adhere to knowing full well that the same thing could happen again. (I hear the theme for “The Never Ending Story” right now…)

So, why the hell do I do this to myself? Why risk either looking like a fool or being proved one? Simply put, an unexamined life isn’t worth living… I’m gonna live the hell out of life. Otherwise I might as well just sleep through it.

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