Two years after my last post and comments still get posted on some of my old entries. Maybe I should start writing again in my free time…. Oh yeah, that’s why I stopped writing in the first place.
My post titled “Religion” recently recieved a comment saying that religion means “to be tied up again” which is very similar to what I wrote when relaying my professor’s definition of re-binding based on the latin words for “again” and “ligaments.”
What I did not try to answer was whether or not there is only one religion. The comment suggested that only the Christian and Jewish God is the only legitimate God who we can be re-bound to. All other “religions” were termed as “cults.” That debate is not one I want to enter here.
The thing I did want to ponder is the broad need for re-tying ourselves to Diety (I say ourselves because I feel that need and I say Diety in order to help keep this neutral). Why do some people feel a need to connect with something Other, something bigger and some people scoff at the idea of insubstantial powers? Is it genes? Is it upbringing? Is it social values?
Whew, my brain is out of practice and I’m out of time. If any comments roll in in the next week, I’ll try to post again and continue discussion and enforce some pondering time upon myself.