reply to post by KhaliWitch
I always find it interesting how adherents to any religion lay responsibility for their actions,or inaction,at the feet of a deity they use as a
justification for stepping around the embraced and espoused dogma/rules etc.
The whole "Well,I know I'm -supposed- to follow the written rule and law that I recite to others,but I think I know < insert deity > well enough to
know what THEY would do,so that's what I will do.And since I'm doing it all in the name of < insert deity >,it's all good. I'm forgiven,my soul is
safe and I may even have scored some points with this one etc" line of reasoning.
I have been told that all religion is corrupted..has fallen far from,and defeats now, it's own original purpose. I was told this by way of a
confirmation of my own thoughts/intuition in this regard that I had shared with one far more enlightened than myself,or anyone else I have ever
encountered,on the subject. I wonder,no,marvel at the proof that there are still people in this world who doggedly carry on with it despite the
evidence that it(religion)was/is a house built on a cracked foundation from it's dubious beginnings that is now rapidly crumbling into dust. I suppose
extreme zealotry is just the violent kicking and screaming caused by the desperate clinging to a thing that is dying that simply cannot be let go
of,much akin to the shock some people suffer at the sudden loss of a loved one. The mind cannot accept the truth of what has happened and heads
straight to vehement denial. However,no matter how we rail against it,it has ceased to live as we understood it to,and we are forced,in the end,to let
I am not here to challenge anyone or dissuade them from their belief. I merely wish to learn the way people justify themselves. Some,like me,can never
in good conscience ignore a need for help and will act without considering the personal costs. Others could care less and stand idly by and
watch,amused,fascinated,cold. Still others are angry and feel put upon at being forced to choose whether to help or not,and then there are those who
come at a thing,any thing,from the angle of religious conviction,or lack there of.And every single one can provide justification for their way of
People are alien to me. More and more,I avoid going out into the world where large numbers of them tend to be and only do so out of absolute
necessity..My circle of 'friends' and family is extremely small,by choice..As the conflicting energies chafe my nerves and senses raw. I feel little
to no connection with humanity at large any more.There are times where I wish I was still blind,and sleeping. There is a certain comfort in being so
child-like,so trusting in the intangible. The beauty and wonder I see and feel in the world is not found where others typically find it in.
These days,and for many years now,I much prefer the company of trees and stars to that of 'Man'.
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