I'm saying that you cannot define 'absolute truth', much less attempt to explain it. If you could explain it, you would.
Your quote of Pascal is especially telling to me: I know you cherry-pick your bible passages in the same manner that you did with Pascal.
That's ok with me, Nucc, if that's the logic you wish to live with. You surely don't have to explain your choices in life to me or anyone else.
Reality is another term that has many definitions. There is no one 'true' reality, either. The truth about your posts is that I feel like I'm reading some fiction, yet not quite as logical as C.S. Lewis's.
Personally, I think your writings are nonsense. I give you no more slack when it comes to writing about religion than I give a physicist writing about nuclear rocket vehicle application.
You would do anything you could, Nucc, to explain your terms to me IF you could. Your most important terms seem to be the most difficult to describe, and therefore the easiest to repeat and explain by circular reasoning. When stated, we all know of that which we speak.
My view is simply this: you have no more knowledge of love, reality, philosophy, truth, or anything else to which you ascribe than anyone else. And certainly different from mine, and your definition of them is the same as mine.
Words and literature are two of my favorite subjects; you and I don't seem to have mutual regard for each other's positions. That's a first for me, especially when in discussion of the meaning of terms and the meeting of minds.
Now. I'm going to leave it here; I've come to the conclusion above and unless the earth ends, I'll stay with it. Thanks for stating your views; I have no interest in a discussion about atheism vs religion or any other debate. That's never been my goal here.
That's not to say I won't reply to your posts or that I've ended my search for religious terminology. As I told you, I met a quantum physicist about 10 years ago and just recently found him to be schooled in theology too. Our discussions regarding terms (and the terms of science are most definitely different from the terms of religion) are extremely enlightening.
The problem I see here is that you see only your side of your religion and are willing to speak only about a subject as it pertains to your god. That's not a position from which I can be taught, and I surely do thank you for doing your best to give me your perspective.
Best to you, Nucc; I'll be here, and I'll still be on your side.