I think I’m just going to write posts when I’m walking my dog, because then I can just voice dictate and it’s time that I’m just absorbing the nothing-but-utter full- Ness of the universe anyways.
Have you ever thought about what it means to be dead? And I’m saying this in the context of running into someone you haven’t seen in many years, and you guys start talking about friends you knew in the past, and then your friend says “oh, Joe is dead”. ?
What exactly is that indicating?
It seems to me that regardless of what religion a person might have or no religion that a person might have or absence of believe or atheism or full Ness of believe or the world is consciousness or the world is what we make of it, It seems that when we say such a statement like “Joe’s da it seems that when we say such a statement like “Joe’s dead”, that we step from the world of actual things into some sort of world that is beyond the context of what we’re really talking about.
It seems to me that regardless of the situation that’s going on when I’m talking to my friend “Joe” is not dead. He’s got to be something else. I mean think of what the word “dead” is referring to. If the definition of “dad” means to no longer live, then we have to ask what life is, and then I think it brings to mind this cadaver that sitting in a casket in a ground or perhaps has been cremated. But then we have to ask what we mean when we say that body is dead. We probably also have to ask is what it is it about that body that is identified as Joe that is also now dead.
I’m not making any conclusions here because only the people that like to think about things will even take the minute or two that it takes to read these few paragraphs and then perhaps salve some sort of adjustment upon their perception of reality and the words and language they use. But mostly nothing will ever occurred. A lot of people won’t even care to think about these things, and even the people that might want to think about these things won’t change the phrase they use when they say “Joe is dead”.
It seems to me that by the use of that simple statement even the atheist is upholding a certain kind of religious faith.