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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Contemplation on the Odu Oyeku Meji

Neither atheism, nor theism as absolutes are possible, since the acknowledgment of these stances requires one to acknowledge their opposite. An atheist, believing in science, will one day run up against the concept of infinity. In order to acknowledge the existence of such an important concept, they would have to acknowledge that anything is, in fact, possible, which means God, is possible. A theist, in acknowledging the existence of a supreme being that created everything, would have to acknowledge that that being has powers beyond our comprehension, which would include the ability to no longer exist, leaving a vacuum, or a world without a god. Another acknowledgement, in a way, of infinity (or that which we can not comprehend). It is in this way that we come to realize that both stances are in fact impossible to legitimately hold, as they require acknowledgement of possibility. Once realizing this and acknowledging it as reality, both extremes will inevitably (if rational) move to being more compassionate of the other's viewpoint, since both, are equally possible, and merely our own feeble attempts to place order in a world beyond our comprehension. --Marcos Ifalola Sanchez

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