If you're heterosexual you have an Oedipus Complex. Y'all do.
Freud is held in disrepute because feminists hate Penis Envy.
Luke 10:18 I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Organized religion holds little appeal for me. The exception being certain Native American beliefs, which seem pure and true and authentically experienced and felt. But NA religions seem more organic than organized, anyway.
…I converted to Mormonism under the influence of my charismatic brother-in-law.
Mormonism is actually a kewl religion once you get past the hype. It teaches you'll be a god one day and you'll create your own worlds and planets.
Which is what we do regardless of the notion of Mormonism.
Well if Christianity is true I still believe the Mormons have it right.
…you cannot say with certainty that there isn't some Force which sent Christ here. Nobody can. That's all I'm saying.
I'm merely saying that I can be atheist, be 100% sure there is no theistic god, and still realize that I am a mere man and don't know everything. There might be things out there I don't know exist. That doesn't make me an agnostic. It just means I'm an atheist based on what I know.Toasty seems to have an irrational faith in his atheism like it's a religion. I do not.
I love hutch said...
I understand. I just wanted to add my two cents worth!If I believe in anything wholeheartedly, it is my dreams. If surrealism could be transformed into a religion, then that would be the one for me. But then I really don't need religion.There's a quote in the 1980 movie "Resurrection" with Ellen Burstyn where she says "God is love. That's all." I like that so much. I mean, why does it have to be more complicated or complex than that?I also find synchronicity to be this extraordinarily powerful thing. A powers that defies reason. Whenever i experience a bit of synchronicity, my immediate interpretation is that I am exactly where I should be in that moment in time.
If god does exist I think he comprises both good and evil. But of course he is at the same time to use Nietzsche's terminology "beyond good and evil". When I was a believer my interpretation of the Christian god was that he was partially "evil". My proof of that was his condemnation of homosexuality.So I don't know if god is love. There's too much necessary evil in his universe.I like your surrealistic epiphany. I've learned from my own experience with mind altering substances that truth is surreal.Toasty started talking metaphysical gobbledygook though. Lol.