The obligatory morose psychology of belief

Adolescence is tough on the mind.

To add the possibility that one can use Facebook to admit internal feelings is like watching a hundred case studies pass before your eyes.

I can identify with these feelings expressed in the above update. A beautiful girl, whom I’ve photographed before, wrote: “Every day I am more convinced that I do not belong here. This world is definitely not my home, I’m just passing through.”

It’s a common adolescent concept to feel solitary, and it’s often a source of wild depression.

Belief pounces on this concept and teaches that this life is a passage to the next, essentially stealing a person’s goals and dreams of doing something greater than average.

If it weren’t for secular influences, I believe I would have fallen prey to this concept. The concept is letting the formula of marriage, job, kids, retirement then death influence a despondent, less-than focused perspective.

You would have a Sysophian task of convincing me that Christianity doesn’t encourage an indolence unmatched by any other group. Christian art, Christian music, Christian writing, Christian scholarship … these are things only admired by Christians.

It’s a low bar.

The idea of heaven sets the bar low. It encourages a psychology of worthlessness, while lying to the mind that it’s empowering.

Just sayin’.

It’s Caturday!

 

This Caturday is brought to you by studious Zoe.

Zoe’s been reading a lot of books lately, and her brain has been growing noticeably larger.

It’s so noticeable that she is now able to fit into my glasses.

Happy Day of Felines, you guys.

If there were any doubt, there may not be any more. My old classmates think I’m an asshole

You can click to enlarge the interaction above.

A woman from my high school posted that over-used graphic that reads,

“Dear God, why do you allow so much violence in our schools? Signed a concerned student.

[BREAK]

“Dear concerned student, I’m not allowed in schools. God.”

My response was naturally inquisitive and wondering if there were a lack of faith presented.

She claimed to think I would be the one to respond as I did. And she wrote:

“Yes God is all powerful but [BUT!!!] will let us suffer the consequences of our choices as a society.”

The “but” in that sentence doesn’t belong.

It appears that god’s got a big old “but” for every fucking thing that happens on earth.

God is “all-loving” and “omnipresent” AND “all-powerful.” BUT, he’s not allowed in school!

All these acts of violence are YOUR fault. It’s always YOUR fault. Or OUR fault.

Yet the teachings all defy these ideas.

GOD IS.

He says, “I am.”

The temple curtain tore at the moment of death ripping down the Old Testament views and surging forth with the New views of a New Elijah. The New Moses. The New prophet who changes (but doesn’t change) everything.

I sincerely think that all the Christians should get together at a closed-door conference.

They should erect EXACTLY what they’re all to say and do in public so that everyone’s on board, and hypocrisy is no longer their largest downfall.

And then — and only then — can they come out and post stupid shit like this one Facebook.