Friday, January 15, 2010


I went to my philosophy class last night and I have to admit I wasn't sure what to expect, but I did not expect to question wither there is a God or not or His place in this world. I am concerned about this. Though my belief is strong, my teachings of the bible is not, so therefore my foundation is weak. I do not go to church on a regular bases and feel that I need to at least start some kind of a relationship with a pastor of some sort. I do not want this class to shake my foundation.

I do like the class so far and the instructor seems fairly nice. This class is the type of class that makes you think, hence philosophy. Last night we left with the thought, "is something holy because God loves it? or does God love it because it is holy?" The instructor posed that if it was holy because God loved it, then that meant anything that was holy was subject to change if God changed his mind. On the other hand, If God loved it because it was holy, then that meant that holiness was independent of God and we did not need God to be holy. Placing God on a lower level in the universe. I went up to the instructor after class and asked him, If God is everywhere and in everything that is holy, then wouldn't that make what is holy an extension of Him therefore, it would not exist independently of Him? He asked me if I was raised Catholic because that was a very Catholic view. I said no and I didn't get an answer...

We are supposed to go further into this subject next week....until then I guess....I feel like Socrates, who never got his answer...



jockamo said...

I hated my philosophy teacher. Loud-mouthed bastard, he. But, he did make me think...and it was in college where I finally decided I no longer believed in God.

Which was odd, because I was raised in a very religious family, went to church regularly, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, etc.

My parents are a good example of what living with the Lord can be like. I often envy their belief and see how it has blessed them, but still...

Did I mention that I dropped out of Philosophy?

One thing I did love about the class was that it made you think, question, seek. Not sure how relevant it is in today's world, though, when the meaning of life seems to be getting up each day, putting one foot in front of the other and plodding on in an effort to merely exist. Seems to me that any belief in a higher power is important if it gives you a reason out of bed.

And beause of that, I still wonder about my decision.

You'll get your answer, Vital.

jockamo said...

*gives you a reason to get out of bed.