Wednesday, October 26, 2005

seven p. x.

Perspects, well, yeah I knew that. But I'm also into loving people beyond their religion, and their superficial reactions, no matter how much temporary harm they may cause. Okay maybe I'm not into that but I do love L., a lot.

On the one hand, I really do not think a religion relates much to a person that follows it, beyond certain attitudes that crop up and certain states of being. Especially as a kid one is still independent of the whole thing, whereas as an adult the detachment might be more subsurface. Moreover my feeling is that a religion is a projection and tool of how that person already feels, not the other way around.

Personally I am more interested in the experience rather than the constant association, though at the moment I am a practicing Taoist. And beyond that I am more interested in the person then their religion.

As to Christians and their beliefs relating to the afterlife, well I think that it's not really the idea of eternity being spent in heaven around other Christians being an ideal, but rather more a sense of if you drop a rock it will fall kind of thing. Their belief being that they are the dropped rocks falling in God's creation. But of course you knew that too.

And thanks for giving me some feedback, it made posting something today a lot nicer.

1 comment:

SYpHA_69 said...

I was raised Catholic but find little time for religion now (though I do find Gnosticism fascinating). When I realized that the main aspect of it was love and empathy, I saw no need to gloss it up like so many of the organized religions do. De Sade's "Conversation between a dying man and a priest" is one of the most effective arguments against religion that I've ever come across.