The pot of the gold at the end of the rainbow. Why is it there that everybody seeks? Its not about the end result, but the journey getting to the metaphorical pot of gold. The pot of gold seems to be religious in nature, to me at least. Some simply want facts to assure them that they will get that pot of gold. Those people never find it...[they find logic]. I think the pot of gold is there to keep the faith. A promise
of something wonderful to come. Faith alone is a controlling factor. Nobody has ever seen that pot of gold, but many are so confident that it is there. To me, the pot of gold is symbolizing salvation when one finally gets to heaven. Or something along those lines...Before you think I'm some religious fanatic, I think its a bunch of rubbish. Religion is simply a way to mold society. To get them to adhere to certain moral and ethical codes. But if we took a more existential approach on things, we would find that it is the rainbow, or journey that truly counts. If people understood this concept, religion would not be necessary. People could govern their action on common sense alone, I know...imagine that. Live a good life because its the only one you have, not because you will be rewarded if you do and punished if you do not. Religion turns society into Pavlov's dog...

Here is one of the things I wrote a while back...

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Comment by Audio on February 19, 2009 at 9:42pm
christians suck. end of story.
nice writing, do post more :)
Comment by Dan on February 19, 2009 at 9:43pm
Good stuff, keep it coming.
Comment by Morgan Matthew on February 19, 2009 at 9:55pm
Great post Theresa! Now featured!
Comment by Theresa on February 19, 2009 at 10:03pm
One blog gets all the love. Lol
Comment by Andrew the Fluffer on February 20, 2009 at 11:41am
People want things.
Comment by AtypicalAtheist on February 25, 2009 at 6:34pm
Even most Atheists have pots of Gold that they seek and pursue in their life. Everyone is seeking that "next thing" that they need to be satisfied and they think that when they get this next thing, all will be well with the world. Be it some new car, a woman (or man), some tech thing, or some other material object. People see these things as being necessary for happiness, but the truth is that happiness for most is at the end of the rainbow. No matter how much they pursue it, true satisfaction will never come because they are looking for it where it does not exist.


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