Perhaps we should have discussed means of knowing how far weâ€™ve gone, when to turn around, how to determine our path back to meet up again. Yet, as much as it goes against my world-view, there is something that feels inevitable about this action. I wonâ€™t say "pre-determined", I wonâ€™t. Nevertheless, it is something we must do. The others feel the same, I imagine, else the cat - for one - would have argued at greater length.
However, if that is so, and we are in fact compelled, then what does mean for me in my struggle for self-determination against faith? Am I now relying on simple instinct to guide my actions, taking refuge in simple obedience to unfathomable urges? Am I ceding the field so readily? Not at all! Itâ€™s quite possible that I - or one of the others - will discover something that justifies and explains our shared impetuous.
That wonâ€™t do, will it? I must be honest with myself - that sort of reasoning is faith in disguise. I may desire a justification, an explanation, but I cannot assume one will be provided. Perhaps it will, perhaps it wonâ€™t, perhaps perhaps perhaps.
Enough. Time to take a page from the sharkâ€™s book of philosophy, and just go.