Actually, the world is not very much a chance thing. If it were, then chaos would reign, since no-one would know what was going to happen ever.Quote
That is a surprise that you prefer security for randomness.
I would have thought it were the other way, that believers in God got told they had to have something to cling to, even if it was invisible, whereas non-believers were so tough that they did not care what happened. And the world is very much a chance thing.
If something happens to us which appears to be random, there will be a back trail of causes which happened to co-incide at that point. We call such a thing, or can consider such a thing to be, random, and it will certainly feel like it, but it is not really so. There are random mutations which cause changes in DNA and so on, but as soon as they have happened, they become part of the determined way of things.
We live in a deterministic universe and that is why there isn't chaos all the time.
People put forward the idea of some power, but all the knowledge and understanding we have today has always lead away from that and the god-of-the-gaps is fast disappearing - not fast enough for me though!Quote
Now what you are saying here seems to say that believers are more brave, putting their trust in God. But that can also be based on what others have said and told over time, besides own experiences.
I feel more secure since the idea of God vanished from my mind, since I am as sure as I can be that there is no such thing anywhere doing any controlling, or judging, or watching at all. This does not give free reign for everyone to cause mayhem - it is co-operation that works best and, as Eddie Larry has said (either yesterday or today), it is quite likely that aggressive behaviour results from an original need to defend against aggressors. Such would have been an essential trait to perpetuate.Quote
Then there are all the synchronicities, which point to a meaning and guidance in our individual lives.
That makes me feel secure.
There was a book I read ages ago with beautiful pictures on every alternate page of cows, some cartoons, some photos, some paintings etc, and it was called 'The History of the world from the Cow's point of view'. Well, they survived successfully before humans domesticated them, in spite of storms!! Thank goodness since that probably helped our survival.Quote
Not that I could not be scared in a terrorist attack, or thunderstorm. It was a beauty of a crack that knocked my telephone out Friday night. Still not back on. Tomorrow, I hope.
Dogs very scared, thinking I, their God, could stop it :). Glad they stay inside. Poor cows.