I saw a cartoon the other day and it made me laugh. It pictured a church kitchen with notes on cupboards with messages like, “Do not use the top shelf” “Do not leave sink wet” “Do not use the sockets to charge phones” “Do not use oven unless you clean it” “Do not slam this door.”
Though it’s not entirely clear, I would imagine that the cartoonist, Dave Walker, was making a commentary on how a lot of people view the church and religion in general; all rules and not much fun.
I find religion and religious people truly fascinating. It seems to me that in order to shape your life around the guidance of a higher power you must first open your mind to possibilities far beyond that of reasoned thinking. To have the capacity to believe in the will of an unseen power who knows you personally and wants to guide you through life is nothing short of an amazingly daring display of open-mindedness. Yet conversely, it would seem that religious people are often the most closed-minded people one can encounter.
I simply don’t understand how people choose a religion or “find God” if you will, can make such a gigantic mental leap, then spend the rest of their lives shuffling along actively resisting ever making such a brave and open-minded leap again.
Designer Philippe Starck says “God is a trap. God is the answer when we don’t know the answer.”
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Time of death : 23:58
I quit writing this because I was tired and losing concentration. It echoed many of the same things I've written about before, so I killed it and went to bed.