I appreciate your effort in wrestling with the meaning of this particular article. This one isn't so straightforward since I'm trying to deal with two conflicting facts. We seem self-evidently to be people rather than finite things, yet death indicates we're finite things after all. That conflict is part of the human condition.

It's disappointing, though, when you say we should stop thinking or philosophizing, as though all philosophy were just an excuse to avoid converting to Christianity. Honestly, that's just a lazy and profoundly creepy thing to say.

You sound like a victim of a cult. Only in a cult do the members forbid having a proper education, since only contrary information can break the spell. This is why there's so much censorship in North Korea, for example, and in all cults. Your Bible-centric brand of Christianity functions like a cult, which is why I pity you and tried my best to help free you from that small-mindedness.

If you could read my replies in our lengthy debate which I posted to Medium, and could still say philosophers have "no excuse," since God is revealed in nature, in his son, and in scripture, I could just as easily say to you that you should be thinking more. The problems are cultish ignorance and fear of unsettling truths. You want people to stop thinking, but as soon as you say that, you demonstrate you haven't been thinking or learning enough.

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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