Saturday, June 27, 2009

Two questions as a metaphor

Actual Conversation:

W: "Why is my boot on your bed"

C: "That's a difficult question to answer."

W: "Ok, why did you put my boot on your bed?"

C: "Ah, now we're getting somewhere."

I'm so done with the whole "Does god exist?" question. Much more interesting than god's actual existence or lack thereof, or your belief in that existence or lack thereof, is, "Why do you believe that?"

This is where you really learn something about the person, and the answers are important. The endpoint may be the same, but consider the difference between someone that gives up meat for health reasons and someone that gives up meat because killing animals is cruel.

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