hakeswill (hakeswill) wrote,
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I miss spooning.

I read Detective today, by Arthur Hailey. It was a rather predictable tale, but the main character was a detective (shocking!) that used to be a priest until he lost his faith. His reasons were interesting. Here are a few paragraphs from the book.

"Then why did so many people choose to believe, Ainslie often asked himself. One answer: It was mainly their subconscious urge to escape oblivion - the dust-to-dust concept, which, ironically, Ecclesiastes spelled out so well.

That which befalleth the sons of man befalleth beasts... a man hath no preeminence above a beast; for all is vanity. All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

Should the practice of religion be discouraged? Absolutely not! Those who found solace in it should be left alone, and, if need be, protected. Malcolm vowed that he would never, of his own accord, disturb the genuine beliefs of others."

Yep. If it helps you to go through life, more power to you.
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