Saturday, July 23, 2016

What We Believe

Our contradictory nature is endlessly interesting. Most people have an innate fear of the numinous. Most would be afraid to spend the night alone in an abandoned mental hospital even though they know there are no big animals or other humans to prey upon them. They fear something beyond the reach of the material. At the same time we grieve for lost loved ones as if they'd been annihilated. So our fear and grief tell us that we simultaneously fear the possibility of ghosts, spirits, etc., and we believe our deceased loved ones have been wiped out of existence, because if we believed they were only in heaven waiting for us we would not be as sad.

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