I find that the longer I blog, the more I discover my own religious overtones too.
For asking the why of life can take an issue into philosophy in a hurry.
Want to try it?
That event we saw was a great injustice!
Because an innocent person got hurt.
—-Ok. So. why is that important?
Because we should protect innocent people from pain?
—-Really? Says who? And what do you mean by justice?
Stop. You know I mean innocent people that didn’t do anything wrong.
—-Wrong by what standard?
By the standard of common sense.
—-Says you. I say it’s common sense to do anything we want to.
But then you would be saying evil is ok.
—-What is evil? Evil for you? Don’t put your values on me.
I find myself saying something is important, and then realize it’s only important only if I assume such-and-such.
And then I catch myself talking about philosophy and religion again.
It’s hard to avoid, if you want to know the truth.
I didn’t start my writing career with any notion that it would acquire religious overtones, but it has turned out that way. When parents and teachers allow you to touch the souls of their children, after a while you realize that you’re not involved in a purely secular enterprise.
-John Erickson, Story Craft (Amazon)