Deep Thoughts

March 1, 2009 at 11:42 pm (My family)

He looked at me with earnest conviction radiating from every pore.
“I’m telling you, you don’t understand how hard it is to come to the realization that God is wrong.”
Having never been a Catholic who has lost his faith, I nodded dumbly, thinking that with any luck the conversation might end now. Not that arguing about God and the Bible with my ex isn’t fun; it is, absolutely. Being an agnostic-leaning pagan makes just about any conversation regarding religion a freaking carnival ride.
Today, however, I was in the mood to simply co-exist in a relatively tranquil manner.
And then it happened. He opened his mouth and this came out:
“You know, the way I see it, humanity is in its teenaged phase.”
Blink.
!?!
Before I can wrap my head around the fact that S has pointed out a REALLY astute observation, he continues:
“We’ve gone through the phase of childhood, which is blind belief. Now we’re teenagers, and we’re heading into maturity, but for now-”
“We’re questioning everything, just like they do.” Being a know-it-all, it behooves me to break in with my take on where he’s going.
“I am really impressed,” I say, shaking my head in disbelief. “That is such a… deep analogy for you. And I think you’re right.”
He looked at me, incredibly proud of himself.
“I know, I am, and once we get to maturity, why, that’s when Star Trek can happen.”
And thus ended the great philosophical discussion that almost took over my afternoon. For that was when I cracked up and announced that he’d just tossed the genius of his earlier observation out the window.
Star Trek is good though…

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