Not sure where to put this or where the thread will go. Unsure of whether I mean it as comedy or philosophy. One thing that I am sure of is that I think it unlikely that i will be walking into a church.
Backgammon:- If you don't play backgammon you may have difficulties appreciating what I'm saying. Backgammon is a game the purpose of which (the real purpose) is to demonstrate that the highly improbable happens with monotonous regularity. It's other purpose is to make an excuse for daily social rituals with other old codgers.
I have a backgammon god, her name is Brenda I call on Brenda when needed, make flattering remarks about her person and Brenda comes through for me quite a lot. And when she doesn't, which is quite often, there's usually a very good reason. for example i might have been a bit flippant or disrespectful towards her. Or I might have been taking her for granted; quite often it's simply a misunderstanding. I might for example beseech Brenda for two sixes and what she delivers is a 2 and a six. Get the picture?
Now What has happened over the past couple of days days is that Brenda has been
extraordinarily attentive to my needs. I won't bore you with the full, 'and then
I threw a six and a one, and he threw afive and a three,' of it. But what I will
say is that it became a bit uncanny forboth of us, (perhaps I should say all
three of us).
i would put the odds of asupernatural force not being involved ona par with the likelyhood of the popebeing infallible or somebody proving theexistence of God. Which we can all agreeis very long odds indeed.
So how to explain this? Could it be Iwonder, whether there might be an Atheist
NotGod, that looks after us when we'vebeen very devout in our LackFaith? Could this force be that mysterious dark matter' that they've been looking for?
Anyway any help with my crisis of disbelief will be appreciated :-)