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February 22nd, 2007
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Gotta hand it to Catholicism
They do a very good job of indoctrinating 'It's Catholicism or nothing'. I can't accept Catholicism for a range of reasons intrinsic to the religion, but I can't accept anything else, first and foremost, because it's not 'real' (to me, obviously). I thus choose the 'nothing' option and am rather content with it most of the time. (My contentment may well be a large reason for my not bothering to try to break down the indoctrination.)

But there's always a voice in the back of my head reminding me of all the people I know and know of that seem to need to have a religion, regardless of what it may be. Heck, it's even a standard question on forms. The voice asks "Why is it I don't feel that need?" I have no answer.

On the other hand, I also think that if a) there really is a god and b) this god really does 'make' us precisely the way s/he wants us to be, then this god really better be happy with the way I am, huh? (of course, if this god DIDN'T 'make' me, I am not sure why I should even pay him/her any attention whatsoever.)




Total change of subject matter: I can go long periods of time without hurting myself, but in the last week I have: smacked my finger against a hard object, raising a blood blister instantly on my cuticle; sliced myself on a bit of sharp metal and, just today, sliced myself on .... a cardboard box. My poor hands. (This list does not include the incident that has raised a buise on my thigh, since I really don't remember how that happened... or when.)

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From:clevermanka
Date:February 22nd, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
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You should talk to mckitterick about the religion issue. He has interesting ideas about the human need for faith, and how losing that need could be a next evolutionary step.
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From:oldwolf
Date:February 22nd, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
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"losing that need could be a next evolutionary step." That is very fascinating. I've had a similar idea for a long time.
From:rowangolightly
Date:February 22nd, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
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Ditto as to why I distanced myself from the RLDS church, yep.

And you know, Bruce has said that he thinks you and I look remarkably alike from behind (which makes me chuckle and scratch my head anyway, but...) so I'm beginning to be convinced that we really are sisters. Ditto on the personal injury thing, too.

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From:solan_t
Date:February 22nd, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
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The keyboard is mightier than the.... gun? Not sure it has the needed ring to it. ;)
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From:solan_t
Date:February 22nd, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
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True!
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From:oldwolf
Date:February 22nd, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)
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One of the many things I don't like is the "Catch-22" of the whole thing.

If you're muslim then everyone else is going to hell, if you're catholic everyone else is going to hell, if you're mormon everyone else is going to hell.

Ergo we're all going to hell just because we're not a member of a certain religion??? What a load of Bull!!!

If god made everything, doesn't that mean that everything's holy and therefor negates religion?

But the Catch-22 to that is, if religion exists, then that means god isn't the perfect diety some would believe.

Hehe, here we go!!!!

Imho, just be yourself, church or not. God knows you and you know god and that's all that matters. Strange thing ta say from an athiest isn't it.
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