am really glad that Brendan has written and shared his latest piece “Conscience“. It explores many of the same questions and ideas that I grapple with myself. And I’m sure others would be lying if they said they didn’t at some point have a somewhat similar dialogue with their conscience. I see Brendan as being honest and sharing himself with a transparency that would scare the wits off others.
He is showing himself to be much more human than someone who, like an automaton, never thinks, questions or doubts. We, as a civilization, would not be here were it not for people asking such questions.
No advancement in science, philosophy, or any other field of human endeavor would be made if each person was convinced that there was nothing more, that they hadn’t “missed” anything. No one would ever find the Manifestation of God for their day with that attitude.
In fact, I am deathly afraid of anyone who portrays absolute conviction. History is replete with such people and the havoc they caused.
And for the record, I completely and wholeheartedly cede that my writing is atrocious. The fact that I put several gentle and well meaning English teachers into insane asylums bears witness to that sad fact.