The following are two post from a discussion titled: Ann Rice Has found Religion? I thought the second comment was too good not to share, especially that last line:
that's okay. i got tired of her books quite a while ago.
|you gotta wonder about how that works, tho. brain old age? too much money?|
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|pitohui (1000+ posts)||Tue Nov-10-09 10:52 AM|
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|11. you gotta wonder how that works? seriously? seems pretty obvious to me|
|Edited on Tue Nov-10-09 10:53 AM by pitohui you live your whole life programmed by religion, you see that this planet has been moved and manipulated for thousands of years by religion, and you wanna just assume that you the common sense rationalist is right and almost everyone else who has ever lived for 10,000 years is wrong?|
you get beaten down, then terrible things happen, your child dies, you spend a fortune on restoring old homes and your city goes thru a near-death disaster, your husband dies
do you think $$$ insulates anyone from the grief of losing a child or the fear of the future?
people get tired, they get beaten down, at the end of the day, religion is waiting because it's just too grim and sad if you're realistic
reality gets you -- you'll never see your child or your husband again and one day half your country will likely fall into the sea thanks to irresponsible climate policies, and you've already lived long enough to see a horrible thing like katrina you never expected to see on american soil
religion gets you -- hey, honey, we'll all be reunited in heaven and everything broken will be fixed
what's to wonder about? the way it works is so simple, the only thing to wonder about is how anyone ever gets free of religion