God weighs in
(the vatican recently corrected (?) the Pope on this)
atheists don't believe god exists
but i bet they believe love exists
if only when "making love"
so probably there's just a misunderstanding
i love myself, which is just another way of making myself god.
but for love to endure, all the time, some help is necessary-
we can all use a little help from our friends (the church),
with our relationships, even if only our relationship with ourselves.
they have an amazing program of spells and hypnotic rituals,
that can make believers out of children, priests, billions of adults,
and couples whose love is maintained and grown in a religious context.
self-reliance might not be enough.
two gods married to each other are bound to have some epic conflict,
unless one or both submit to a "higher power"
god the father (catholic priests are called Father)
looks after/over (altars are usually elevated) his flock of sheeple,
hears confession, offers advice and wisdom,
jokes, and interpretation of the "word of god".
Some people have "high-powered perception",
like the fictional hannibal lecter.
a lector is a reader in the catholic mass, by the way.
the church believes in a postulated (not proved),
preternatural (outside/beyond nature, or highly abnormal),
supernatural, immortal being.
Which is just a way, to me, of saying that all of reality has it's own consciousness.
Reality is immortal, lol.
just as sperm have consciousness, or the fauna in our gut (with it's own dna) does its own thing, there are different "levels" of consciousness: such as shared, heightened consciousness between two people during sex, or a "body" politic, or a colony of ants, or a country at war, or an ecosystem, or a family at dinner, or the way people's conversation intermingles at a restaurant, etc. Mass is just another communal experience. Literally. I think sub-atomic particles have their own kind of life, feeling good or otherwise. Food can be "crazy good" or "insanely delicious", which can be interpreted madly.
Great food is Gr-eat. You know what I "mean". The eucharist is a way of becoming one with the universe. Jesse, the whole office of the eucharist. Jesus, lord of hosts. L or D, life or death. One piece (third?) of the puzzle that is the trinity. The universe is infinite (the only thing that is, in fact), so reality is God. You'll be dead forever. Wormfood for just a short time. But just as the "body of christ" is the body of christian believers, outlasting Jesus himself, just as a book outlives its author, so too, they say, souls outlive our bodies.
I don't believe this. I also don't believe in myself. God is an atheist, lol. I actually believe in "soulmates", though.
I'm not always number one. Maybe god is a rotating position. Most powerful human. In high school, I was ranked first in one math test, once.
I consider "God" to be like a vampyr, or vampire, a creature from folklore and superstition, which includes ghosts, angels, the devil, and underpants gnomes. And santa, the easter bunny, and the tooth fairy. Only virtually real. Belief is powerful (and can be contagious, too). Roles your parents play. God the Father (priest) plays the role of god, and that's a good thing. These roles have elements of truth. If they are believed, they are "true lies" (virtually true). Put the virtue in virtual, is what I'm saying. We live to love, so this hypnosis hits home.
The common understanding of a lie is any untruth. lying is to tell an untruth. But there are two understandings, or definitions, of a lie. To knowingly tell a falsehood. A known falsehood. A statement must be entirely true to be true.
The truth of an assertion depends on its words, and their meaning. Meaning is fluid, both intended and received. Something can be true/untrue, for different people?
E.g., "I am a good person" This is not entirely true. Kind to one person, cruel to another. The bible says, "no one is good but God". Be good= Do good. Catholics have the sacrament of reconciliation. It's a good thing. I'm not a psychopath, so guilt draws me back to God (as other). "surely this thing is known". Hell is separation from God, they say. Feeling unforgiven is a kind of hell. Incarceration can be, too. car. Record. wreck. Gnosis. no sis. SS, flipped from schutzstaffel (bad) to support system (good). Sarah Salazar. The church has forgiven me, so I'm back on top. God, again (if not holy, divine, sacred: respected and held in high regard). helled. wreck-onsillyation. It, stephen king. I don't think I ever had a soul to lose/sell. Do hammerhead sharks have souls? maybe sole, eh?
Going to hell can mean suffering (like stubbing your toe or hitting your head), or causing pain for another, as in "I am going to hell you". atheism anagrams to hateism. Heart is hater. If you're not forgiven, you might get a heart attack! Don't be a hater. It only causes pain.
fun link from the onion about hell
6 hours ago