Pursuing The Question
November 28, 1998
I am 73 years old and born Jewish. Since I've been 15, I have wondered about and questioned the basic concept of God. I saw too many fallacies in the presumed word of God, the Bible. The search for truth was more important to me than the comfort that there was a God and a place to go and be after life ended. Science and the scientific method was, for me, the best route to truth and an understanding of all existence. The years have lead me to Existentialism and Humanism as a means to make meaning of my life. I have been comfortable with that. In the past two years, I have been pursuing the question more thoroughly.
I am thankful for the fact that I had been born and lived in a century in which so much knowledge has come forth. It is also clear that more knowledge raises more questions. At this juncture, there seems to be no absolute truth and no definitive explanation for our existence. Therefore, we must be open to all roads, even one that leads to the possible of a first mover in whatever form that may be.
I will be in Florida this winter. I had discussed with some friends there running a group in which we would discuss the question of what it means to be human as we subjectively and intellectually experience it. I look forward to these discussions.
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