Remember the “Magic Eye” books of the 1990s?
Usually, the hidden picture was masked in something that might have looked like this.
Apparently there is a shark in this picture, but all I see is a mess.
Black Sheep from over @ Not Sheep Minded and I have been having a good back and forth for the past few days. The commentary between the two of us and many others has got me to thinking.
Just because I can see something, doesn’t mean that others can.
Proof, often times is more subjective than it is concrete. We can look to our Courts and our Justice system to understand how “suitable” proof is dependent on who is ruling, how the opposite sides of any case will present their proof and what questions will be allowed and what questions will be overruled.
Once a person determines that they have found the answer, whether that be a scientific discovery or a religious experience, the more honest and forthright they are, with themselves, they will often admit, the proof they have discovered, only requires more digging and searching.
Just because the proof is acceptable to you, doesn’t mean that everyone else must believe.
Science and religion are so similar, they are practically interchangeable. Since both require the practitioner exercise humility, respect and discipline to adhere to the tenants.
The problem with religion is people. The problem with science is people. Some say that science is the proof of God, others say that science proves God doesn’t exist.
Religion and science, both disciplines that continually remind us, that we have yet to scratch the surface, if we are being truly honest.
To suggest that one disproves the other, is the hubris and pride of humans, not because of any real discovery.
It doesn’t matter who does or doesn’t see the sailboat, all that matters is what you see and if you believe what you experience.
If you refuse the person who has yet to see the sailboat, whatever amount of time it takes them, then why should they allot you any time?
What does a sailboat look like?