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Thursday, October 21, 2010

God, Everything or Nothing: A Proposition to Face Fearlessly

"Imagine life without faith! Were nothing left but pure reason, it wouldn't be life. But we believed in life - of course we did. We could not prove life in the sense that you can prove a straight line is the shortest distance between two points, yet, there it was. Could we still say the whole thing was nothing but a mass of electrons, created out of nothing, meaning nothing, whirling on to a destiny of nothingness? Of course we couldn't. The electrons themselves seemed more intelligent than that." Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 54.

"When we became alcoholics, crushed by a self-imposed crisis we could not postpone or evade, we had to fearlessly face the proposition that either God is everything or else . . . is nothing. God either is, or . . . isn't. What was our choice to be?" Alcoholics Anonymous, p.53.

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