I love math... not necessarily doing math, but the idea of math its self... the reliability of it, and its importance in every aspect of life... there is something truly beautiful about math. People of every nationality, people of every religion can, and do, agree on math. I was having this conversation with my hubs cousin, a man I truly admire and respect; he is also a very religious man... but in a private way... and there is almost an analogy or similarity to God/Religion in math when you think of "i".
"i" represents 'the imaginary number' which is the square root of negative one. All logic defies the square root of a negative.... but if you use "i" you can solve MANY mathematical problems... such as mathematically explaining the orbits of the planets, gravity, sound waves, etc (using quadratic equations)
I guess my point is... that in math, the application that we use to explain in concrete terms such phenomenons as the planets' rotations, there is an element of faith. That the one single thing that binds every faith, nationality, country is math... we all use the same math... and it, in its higher applications, relies on faith.... the faith that "i" IS.
There are an infinite number of ways to express 100.... but we all use math. Couldnt there be just as many ways to view, express, feel God.... all using truth, but in a different form.
I also believe that some/many atheists do see truth... it is simply a different form. Perhaps our feelings of awe over all that IS are the same... we just simply have a different equation that brings us there.
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