This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls.
So I learned something new about a group of people I never really bothered to look closer at (bad on me I know). I learned what their version of Heaven is supposed to be like. And I can say three things about it.
- I don’t care how well the women get along- at least once a month all of them are going to be pissy. Nothing the guy or them can do about it except walk on nails and pray you don’t hit the sharp one. (I can tell you now that this doesn’t work even in a one woman household.)
- I don’t want another world to rule. I have this one and it is working out very nicely thank you. Besides- how fucked up do you want a world to be? 😉 I’m just not the loving kind goddess type… destruction, death, plague, and misery maybe, but definitely not loving and kind.
- I don’t care how wrong some prophet thinks it is. If my salvation rests in blindly following some pompous, narrow minded ass that doesn’t think everyone deserves to play by the same rules- then I’m not so sure that I want that salvation.
I had to stop watching the documentary before I started throwing things at the TV. Knocking a wall mounted TV onto a few hundred dollars worth of DVDs is not something I want to do or replace. 😛
However it did get me thinking. Not about the differences and bullshit that some people spout, but about those of them that I think of as friends. Well, more Lyo’s friends than mine, but still. I thought about it.
I thought about how can someone truly believe that every single person who doesn’t believe as they do will go to hell? Even the ones who have never heard your version of The Truth.
I thought about the people who refuse to talk to family (sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, etc) because of how they believe.
And I thought about all the broken lives that have been caused or helped by belief.
I haven’t really come to any conclusion about beliefs and the why behind some people’s actions/words. I don’t think I ever really will. It puzzles me so I’ll keep thinking about it until I’ve gone in so many circles that they become squares.