Wednesday, April 02, 20081:57 AM
Where am I?
Who am I?
How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director?
I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard
We are much involved, all of us, with questions about things that matter a good deal today but will be forgotten by this time tomorrow -- the immediate whereas and whens and hows that face us daily at home and at work -- but at the same time we tend to lose track of the questions about things that matter always, life-and-death questions about meaning, purpose, and value. To lose track of such deep questions as these is to risk losing track of who we really are in our own depths and where we are really going.
-Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC
Men and women develop theologies when, having found life puzzling to their minds and disturbing to their hearts, they try to work out an understanding of life that will satisfy their intellectual honor and their hearts' needs. The resulting theological structures are likely to differ radically in the way they state the basic issues and in their conclusions, but one imperative set of questions permeates them all: Who am I, and where am I, and what am I doing here? These are universal as well as personal questions, and social as well as individual. Everyone does ask and answer them more or less consciously and more or less adequately. And they are practical as well as theoretical questions. How we answer them will directly or indirectly determine all our actions in and reaction to the world in which we live.
-Mary McDermott Shideler, A Creed For A Christian Skeptic.
i think too much of World Religions has gotten into my head... someone save me!!! :[ =x
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