Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Flandry's Prayer

Two spiritual practices: meditation; prayer.
Two kinds of prayer: faith-based; agnostic.

A person of faith might say that he has felt God. A philosopher of religion might suggest that he felt mystery or transcendence and interpreted this experience in the light of theistic belief. Thus, the philosopher should, I think, respect experience and elucidate interpretation.

The agnostic prayer might be based on hope, aspiration or desperation:

"To an unknown god..."
"If there is anyone there..."
"To whom it may concern..."

I practice meditation and agnostic prayer. Dominic Flandry utters a heart-felt agnostic prayer to his dead fiancee. I started out to discuss this but am interrupted by family responsibilities so will return to this theme shortly.

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