Friday, May 18, 2012

Ideological Turing Test

A few months ago (back when I started this blog), I talked with my brother about God.  He suggested that it might be worth my while to go "looking for God" by finding somewhere quiet and spending some time listening (my brother's a nature guy).

Anyway, long story short, I planned a trip to Yosemite which has (surprise!) come due.  I'll be gone all next week, so I won't be posting or replying to any comments.

It's an interesting question as to whether or not this a good idea at all- particularly in light of this post over at unequally yolked.  Look hard enough, and you're likely to find something (I ordered the book she was reviewing, and will definitely read it... someday)

That being said, I don't think the answer is to stay at home and think your way to God (if he exists).  So, better to do something than nothing, I guess.

In the meantime, I submitted an entry to Unequally Yoked's Ideological Turing Test.  I'm both excited and nervous about this, since I seem to have the unfair advantage of having believed both sides- so it will be pretty embarrassing if/when I get caught not being able to articulate one of the two sides (though admittedly, quite a few of the readers over there have experience on both side of the fence).  Leah should be posting the entries on wednesday or thursday of next week, and I encourage people to head over and check it out- bonus points for anyone who can spot mine.

1 comment:

  1. This seems like a great idea to me. Do you plan to take reading materials, focus on prayer/meditation, or just walk around and see what you see? I hope you have a safe and fruitful trip.

    I love bonus points! It's on!