Re: Paper-tigers

Charles Cairns (
Tue, 7 Apr 1998 15:34:04 -0400

Hi Massimo,

You wrote to Keith B Miller on Monday, April 06, 1998 6:54 PM Re:

>*You* place your experience in a meaningful context, even by being a
>christian, since that is *your* choice (why not a muslim, or a

Many Christians number Buddhists and Muslims and others among the faithful.
Most do not, but many do.

>...I truly don't understand what's so bad about admitting that
>we are responsible for giving meaning to our lives...

Responsibility is a philosophical tenet predicated upon some standard. If
this standard is arbitrary, what would compel anyone but yourself to
acknowledge it?

Is the standard behind your statement any more valid than anyone else's? And
if it is not, to what end do you share it with others, or for that matter,
benefit by understanding theirs?