Saturday, May 09, 2009

I love my religion and I am not ashamed.

Anonymous
12:28:00 AM
5/07/2009

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

You mean, you love your defense mechanism?

Anonymous said...

good for you.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it just as big of a defense mechanism to deny without really considering the existence of a greater being?

OP: :) yay

Anonymous said...

You're not ashamed of loving it because they brainwashed you to love it.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3, I disagree. I would love to be able to believe in a God and afterlife, and I envy those who do. Religion is a defense mechanism for those who are scared. People don't like to think about self non-existence, so we make up possible stories about what else could happen besides eternal blackness. I really hope that when we die it's not just an abrupt end, but any comforting theory is in essence a defense mechanism.

Anonymous said...

Isn't not believing a defense mechanism as well?

refusing to face the reality that you will burn eternally after you die?

Anonymous said...

I just don't understand how anyone can think you just live life on this earth and then nothing happens. Why would there be an earth and people with no purpose?

Anonymous said...

To anon 5: I believe in Jesus Christ not because I use it as a defense mechanism or because I'm scared. JC is the only thing that makes sense. Again, why else would we be here?

Anonymous said...

OP here. Aren't you all a little quick to accuse? From what I've said you can't even determine if I'm talking about spiritual beliefs or the culture behind it. Don't be so quick to judge.

But for the record, it's a little of both.

Anonymous said...

You die then that's it. The TV shuts off. It's scary, yeah, but so is the idea of lasting forever. I don't want to last forever, that's complete nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! You understand what I was trying to say earlier.
I never want the TV to shut off.

Anonymous said...

For me, a Christian (albeit an unusual one), God is much more a guiding force for life than a way of avoiding obliteration after death. I strive to live by God's rule, and if God's guidance makes me a better person and allows me to help people, how is that a defense mechanism?
Furthermore, if my belief in God motivates me to make the world a better place, who cares if there is no measurable God?
The point is Faith, not absolute certainty.

Anonymous said...

Humans are a miracle of existence. We had the perfect setup for us, but we've had the chance to live for eternity. Read a science book that describes the big bang theory, it makes sense too. No, it does not give us a reason for living, but that is what makes us human. Animals dont sit and ponder 'why are we here?' because they don't have the intelligence to. I agree with Anons who say that religion is a defense because they really dont want to think that there are fluffy white clouds and pearly gates waiting for them after death. All I say is, if there is a god and afterlife, then I don't mind being proven wrong and burning for eternity. I deserve it at that point, but it does not scare me.

goober said...

hahaha some people are SO pretentious (and yes I'm sure you people will call me that as well) to think they you know so much about what religion or spirituality is all about "defense mechanism" sure some people might use it as that, but perhaps others truly believe it to be reasonable (I think they have reasonable metaphors..) I think it can also be a guiding path (similar to the Tao or a Zen Buddhist path)..

I think those who dismiss the entirety of all "religion" don't really know what they are talking about.

Just because there are some morons who do things in the name of "god" or Christianity or Islam or whatever, does not mean the religion itself is stupid