i was raised catholic and went to catholic school for 12 years and was suppressed, oppressed and repressed by all that sick twisted stuff. it has
taken me years to deprogram my mind from all those ludicrous and insane teachings and rules. The biggest effect still felt is all the guilt. I can't
live a truly free and natural life without being GUILTY about some
thing! And i'm not talking about killing or anything like that.
So, the first thing in finding true freedom of both mind and body is to throw all traditions and beliefs out the window.
Think for yourself. Be rational. Life is natural. You are natural. And try to keep things in perspective.
I was like you.
Think about this - we're nothing more than free roaming organisms. Like birds, ants, etc. we are just highly evolved and have these brains capable of
conceiving all sorts of ideas and thoughts. We have enslaved ourselves and each other will all these traditions, rules, ethics, etc.
Now, you talk about marriage and it's a great thought to entertain. But, what is marriage? Who's to say we are supposed to be monogamous creatures?
Why do you think there is so much divorce? Marriage is just a way for people nowadays to get a tax break. Marriage to catholics is this psychotic
notion where it's a sacred union between 2 people. That's complete egotistical stuff
Marriage goes against human nature. It's slavery, a form of repression.
No matter what culture you talk about, marriage simply tries to
control people and make them "love" only each other. Why? Why would you want to repress yourself like that? Because some people say it's the right
thing to do? Who is anyone on this planet to say anything?
Now, this evolution business - it's reality. Think about it - the people that wrote the bible , and one of the reasons why we're messed up as a
race, were self-centered individuals trying to make us smart monkeys out to be some special organisms. We're just monkeys that can think, aside from
that, we're like any other organism. But oh no, we gotta have a god, and that god has to tell us what to do if we want to live with him in all of
eternity and blah blah blah.
The only way to attain true freedom in this life and to stop torturing yourself with all these questions is to do what you want and don't pay
attention to traditions and rules.
Respect no authority.
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