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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Belief is ego

All belief is fundamentally the expression of an overblown ego. The idea that one's emotions, authorities, doctrines, somehow are superior to reality itself, and that reality will comply to them, is extremely egocentric (your religion ? what about the other dozen out there ? they all think they override reality).

It's extremely egocentric. Now if you have an experience, and that makes you believe that you've been kidnapped by aliens, well, that's egocentric. Since when the fuck does your feeling of pressure on your chest, or whatever, give you the right to claim reality bows down to your feelings ?

The notion of Christianity is that somehow, all the laws of epistemology and logic are completely unimportant when it comes to your belief : that "God" exists. That we can completely ignore reality in that case. Any other case, you can't, but in this case, not only you can, but you should. Why ? Because the person feels that it's right, or has a psychological need for it to be right. Isn't that egocentric ?

The nature of belief, in my opinion, is that to believe one first needs to lack the natural humility that all men feel when confronted with the grandeur of the natural. Indeed, as our presup friends do, belief give you permission to spit at it, to mock it. Even though you cannot escape it. It's like an egocentric spite against reality.

Let me tell you something. When you fight against reality, reality always wins.

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At 6/28/2005 11:30 AM, Blogger Aaron Kinney declaimed...

Its so funny when people think their feelings override independent facts of reality.

Now, taking a placebo sugar pill may give a person the positive mind to help them heal from a sickness, but thats only an internal thing: where the mind DOES have some control over your body.

But having another placebo of sorts (the Bible) and believing in it, wont make a Jesus or God suddenly exist in the heavens.

At 7/09/2005 12:15 AM, Anonymous muse declaimed...

But isn't it just the same for the athiest? Isn't their belief just their own egocentricity too? Just because you believe there ISN"T a God doesn't mean there's not. But I know I'm coming in late to the discussion.

At 7/12/2005 7:16 PM, Blogger mook minion declaimed...

Francios. I'm gonna tell jesus everything you posted here! OOOOH! YOU ARE SO GOING TO HELL! THE MASTER WILL PUNISH YOU! HEHE..HEHE..HEHE..HEHE...



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