thread: 2006-08-31 : I think my expectations are screwed

On 2006-09-08, Meguey wrote:

"When I talked earlier about do-it-yourself mix-and-match religion as being as stupid and dangerous as brewing explosives in your bathtub, I was condemning much better ideas than worshipping a demoniac, smelly slime-being that wants to destroy humanity and, by the way, was made up for a short story"

Two things.

Compare and contrast the origins of the Latter Day Saints church (made up by some guy in before 1850 in the heat of the spiritist movement in the US, then perpetuated as TRUTH)with the origins of the Church of All Worlds, (made up in 1962 by folks who were in part inspired by the science fiction novel 'Stranger in a Strange Land' by Robert Heinlein, and never once denied they were basing their beliefs on some guy's fiction, or tried to clain it was TRUE). Powerful fiction gets powerful reaction - what are the parables if not powerful fiction?

If you believe your cats are worthy of worship, and that inspires you to be a more compassionate, thoughtful, connected person, is that wrong? What if it's your stuffed toy cat?


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