19th November 2012

“Where we have reasons for what we believe, we have no need of faith; where we have no reasons, we have lost both our connection to the world and to one another.”

Sam Harris

3 Responses to “19th November 2012”

  1. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    God is the curse of desparation. The final break from freedom, of living, of dominating this existance. In your lowest moment you must stand on yourself, your presence on this existance. To subordinate your place in this life to another is to throw your life away,

  2. Kittie Says:

    Sinjin – That should be the quote of the year!

    I have a friend who is going through very tough times – some self inflicted, but has suddenly started praying and quoting Joel Osteen a lot. She has had much counselling from the Jesus crowd… She called me the other day to talk… one of the first things I told her was that I wasn’t going to tell her to pray about it. I wanted a plan of action for getting out of her predicament… I believe that by buying into all the god crap – it actually weakened her and made her less able to take care of business.. She wonders why god is letting her suffer and knows it is his plan… blah blah blah… I told her that was B.S.. and there was no plan so make her own plan.. Her mom committed suicide at a young age – we are worried about her… I am so glad I don’t have the genetic makeup or whatever it is to believe like they do.. It complicates things tremendously to believe some big sky daddy is displeased with you and punishing you and if you can say the right incantation in your head and send it telepathically all will be ok…as you wonder why daddy who supposedly loves you – hurts you… that has contributed vastly to her mental health issues… And your statement about god and desperation resonates with me strongly today. Thanks!

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Thank you Kitte!

    If I just take one more pill, endure one more beating, have just another drink, attend church regularly or more often, pray more, read the scripture more often, let the priest touch me there, yes it hurts but god must want me to endure this, it tastes awful but god must want this to be happening to me, oh the terrible things that are driven by desparation.

    This kind of self destructive thinking should be countered at every front.