Jan 07, 2012 - 8:35 am
(Paraphrase of a John Lloyd quote)
An interesting notion, wouldn't you say? The man was actually providing a lecture to some very bright folks about that which is invisible to us and doing so in a serio-comic way. But it IS an interesting notion: When we discuss a deity or deities we are clearly not on the same page, and I am certain that even applies within a specific religion, a specific branch of a religion, even within a specific physical church. The person sitting next to you in the pew probabaly has at least some difference in view regarding what god is (gods are), the same sort of problem we have with expressing ourselves: what I say, you take meaning from within your own context, which is apt to be at least somewhat different than what I meant, given my personal history with the words I use, the shading I provide through my memories and experiences.
Just an out-of-the-blue thought.