quote:Originally posted by UppityNegress:
I am a weak atheist and an agnostic (no, they're no mutually exclusive), but I practice taoist philosophy. I don't believe there is an onjective meaning to life, but that doesn't mean life itself is meaningless. Rather, it opens the possibility of the individual creating their own purpose, if they so chose. With the knowledge that all we have is the here and now (although religious taoists may believe in reincarnation), the toaist focuses on experiencing the beauty and goodness of the world, of the comfort of out loved ones while we still have them. According to taoist, we are all born of the tao, and when our physical bodies expire, our essence return to the tao. Can't say I believe that part literally--I'm not a very spiritual person.
I'd say you're very spiritual - in the way that matters