There is a fundamental mystery in my personal existence, transcending
the biological account of the development of my body and my brain. That
belief, of course, is in keeping with the religious concept of the soul
and with its special creation by God.
I am constrained to attribute the uniqueness of Self or Soul to a
supernatural spiritual creation. To give an explanation in theological
terms: each Soul is a new Divine creation which is implanted into the
growing fetus at some time between conception and birth.
I do believe that we are the product of the creativity of what we call
God. I hope that this life will lead to some future existence where my
self or soul will have another existence, with another brain, or
computer if you like. I don’t know how I got this one, it’s a pretty
good one, and I am grateful for it, but I do know as a realist that it
I repudiate philosophies and political systems which recognize human
beings as mere things with a material existence of value only as cogs
in the great bureaucratic machine of the state.
With self-consciousness purpose a person has a great challenge in
choosing what life to live.
One can choose to live life dedicated to the highest values, truth,
love, and beauty, with gratitude for the divine gift of life with its
wonderful opportunities of participating in human culture.
(Additional quotes are in our May/June
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