posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 03:04 PM
I've been on the fence for years about Spirituality. After careful consideration, I've come to the conclusion that spiritual yearnings are nothing
more than an instinctual coping mechanism which functions as a means for individual or group survival in strenuous situations.
People misinterpret these instincts with irrational sayings like, "There is no other" , and "Everything you experience is the result of what you
have done" , & "Perception is reality". These are obviously absurd notions to any rationally-grounded individual, yet the "teachings" persist.
I do agree, and science postulates that we all root from the same source..from the big bang (in theory), but to then make the leap in logic that
we're all one being...how can someone honestly assume such a thing?! Yes, we're all part of the earth, which is part of the solar system, which is
part of the galaxy, which is part of the cosmos. To equate this part with being the whole of the cosmos is erroneous, though! It's like saying a
single atomic particle inside our body is the whole of our being!
To say that there is only one, is to deny ourself and/or every other other beings existence! This just seems like a naive means to excuse all of our
mishaps and encounters, by way of projecting ourselves onto the whole of creation. It's an extreme form of narcissism!
On the whole, perception is reality thing..Reality is independent to any one of us! Regardless of whether I'm aware of certain things going on, they
happen! Perception is an individuals perspective, based on his life occurrences, and genetic makeup.
I understand the need for spirituality in some people. It's said, "The further you fall, the deeper you go". Spirituality is a coping mechanism for
those in so much pain, they can no longer accept their self or the world they live in. I'm not saying it's right or wrong, just that it is illogical
and has no basis in reality.
Am I alone on this one?