the gods

Dominique.Thillaud thillaud at
Mon May 26 12:32:09 UTC 1997

At 4:48 +0200 26/05/97, Hrid at wrote:
>George Thompson stated:
>It seems to me that if a Vedic poet, say DIrghatamas, is capable of
>>doubting the existence of Agni, among a number of other gods, then we
>>should be able to be a little tolerant of Greg Downey's apparent doubts,
>>especially since he hedges them with a parenthesis: "(for the sake of the
>	If my comments were perceived as a personal criticism of Greg Downey, I
>sincerely apologize. My point is simple and general: if any of us, including
>Dirghatamas, states that a god exists or doesn't exist, we speak not as
>"neutral" scholars but as metaphysicians. This alone was my argument.
>Howard Resnick

	I agree both but,
	what is 'existence' for a God ?
I respect all Gods (except perhaps the angry and jealous Yahve and the
other Lords of War and Punishment) because they are linked to the best of
human life. I do domestic sacrifices to Ganesha, Sarasvati, Hermes,
Aphrodite, Athena and Dionysos because I'm in feeling with their 'sense'. I
believe they are helping me, but I have no trust in their existence.
	Perhaps I'm a sort of fool ?

Dominique THILLAUD
Universite' de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France

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