Doug Reardon's Blog Posts Tagged 'belief' (6)

I'm ok, you on the other hand are crazy.

My Science Fiction club was meeting the other night, and the subject of weird religions came up (most members are christians) and everybody started trashing mormonism and scientology as particularly unbelieveable, when I said: "When you realize why you don't believe in those, you will know why I don't believe yours!  This earned a nervous laugh among the "saved" crowd.  But it did recall to mind all the group therapy sessions I ran at the transitional home.  Everybody realized and agreed…

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Added by Doug Reardon on January 18, 2013 at 11:45pm — 10 Comments

Just ask Jesus into your life.

when I was 19, a time much farther back than I had been alive at that time, My one true love became a Jesus freak.  She begged me and implored me to "Just ask Jesus to come into your life."  And  being the lovestruck teenager I was, I did what she asked.  I prayed every day for Jesus to come into my life, I carried a bible with me constantly and read it at every opportunity, I joined a pentecostal church, I wore crucifix around my neck that had belonged to a archbishop relative.  And, every day… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on March 21, 2011 at 11:09pm — 4 Comments

Faith

"Faith makes all things possible."  "For the magic to work, you have to believe in it." "If you Believe, it will Happen."  "Those who have faith need no explanation."

    The essence of Mysticism is that one can alter reality by the power of the mind.  If you can believe something, without a doubt, then that is reality.  There is no "absolute" reality, no one way that the universe is, there is only our belief of what the universe really is.  Ergo, to become god like, one…

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Added by Doug Reardon on January 14, 2011 at 11:14pm — No Comments

Prophecy

My mother was big on prophecy when I was growing up. Jean Dixon was one of her favorites. Jean always extolled the correct prophecies that she had made in the past (JFK's assassination for example) Of course these prophecies were always revealed after the fact. I kept track of Ms. Dixon's prophecies for the future (at that time, all of which are now well past the time predicted) Not one, not a single one of her predictions have ever come true. Not the anti-Christ arising in an Arab nation, born… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on November 12, 2010 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

Family rejection

I was lucky, my family would never put religious belief before family, I'm the only heathen, but there is one Wiccan among us. But I have noted how many atheist have lost all ties with family because of religion. Now, I wonder, have any atheists rejected their family because they believe? I don't mean those family who make your lives a living hell by trying to constantly convert you, but have you or do you know of any atheists that have rejected family members simply because they choose to… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on June 16, 2010 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Breeding to believe

It has always confused me that people in the mental health field do not immediately recognize that Abraham was a paranoid schizophrenic (he demonstrates practically every symptom in the DSM-IV for the illness.) Religious people suffer from a neurological disorder that they have been selecting for for thousands of generations. Religious people have been removing the skeptical, the unbeliever, from the gene pool by killing them. So we now have a significant portion of the population that accepts… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on September 12, 2009 at 2:09pm — No Comments

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