More Intuitive bigotry. Wisdom is not for the Sensor, he is a Philistine.To quote Gandalf (heheh): "to break a thing in order to understand it is to leave the path of wisdom"
If I want to understand something I'll take it apart, examine the pieces, see how they work together and reassemble it.
Fuck this bullshit. Why does your god only speak in ways that appeal to Intuitives and Feelers? I told you before, I need things to be tangible, concrete, simple. I don't want these fucking riddles. If there is a god I want to know what the fuck is going on and what his plan is.
More assumptions. Those people are peaceful, happy and kind so the must be right. That doesn't prove anything.IMO the ones who are most vocal about what people should believe and think and how they should behave... well, they're putting their energy into the wrong thing. The ones who are pretty quiet and subtle about their faith and only talk about it when asked, in a Q&A format rather than proselytizing; the people who are easy to get along with, accepting and non-judgemental, helpful (but not interfering/busybodying - they're not doing it for themselves, see?), peaceful, joyful, humble and gentle - well, those will be the ones you can learn from. The ones who teach without even knowing they're giving a lesson. They're putting their energy into the right thing: doing their best to ensure that they behave right.
If there is a god and he has anything to say to me I want him to come down here physically so everyone can see him. I want to be sure I'm not experiencing a delusion or some kind of brain thing. I want him to speak to me audibly in plain English.
People like me are the ones who read their religious texts literally. It's the word of God right in there hands. They can read it and know what God wants for them. But they're not allowed to do that. The bible is meant to be taken allegorically and read in very Intuitive ways. Their religion isn't the one true path. Nothing is certain and everything is open to interpretation.
All very disconcerting to people like me.
Dealing with reality without an imaginary friend is tough. It's called being and adult.1. It is proven that people who have spirituality on average have better physical and mental health than those who don't.
Religion? Cooperate?2. Spirituality is a socializing agent, which means it brings people together and gets them to work in a way that is ideal for cooperation.
"Plane crashes. 127 dead, 1 survivor." It's a miracle.3, People with spirituality can better cope with stressful and traumatic experiences.
"Women brutally raped and mutilated in Darfur." It's ok, God has a plan.
Fuck that shit.
Like how people believe it's morally wrong to be gay because of their values?4. Spiritualities provide a set of values, by which people can base their moral and ethical beliefs.
You still haven't provided me with any proof that any of this is true. This is all just your opinion. Everyone has an opinion. It proves nothing. How do I know you're right?There is nothing wrong with picking a spirituality just so you can enjoy the benefits. As I said, it doesn't matter what you believe, only how you practice those beliefs.