I once was talking with a friend about an acquaintance that seemed to have gone over the deep end in religion. My friend said to me that he wished that he too could embrace some sort of faith in something with total blind commitment and resolve so that he would feel that everything would be OK in the end.
I think back to times in my life when I actually believed in things for short periods of time. I have always been a skeptic. The nuns that tried to teach me when I was in grade school got tired of me questioning their dogma. Eventually it would come down to their be-all end-all answer, “It’s the mystery of the faith.” I’d shoot them the “That’s Bullshit” look and then the topic would change to something I wouldn’t question.
There are answers that are totally unacceptable to me when I am skeptical. One of which is “Because it is in the Bible.” Look folks, I have as much faith in the Bible being a true accurate accounting of events that actually took place as I have in Lord of the Rings being accurate and reflective of true events.
Other than religion, I can’t see how people can blindly commit to political parties. Neither MSNBC or Fox have anything to do with truth and reality let alone fairness and balance. It is so odd to see people getting up on their hind legs because of created mass hysteria be it Tea Parties or anti LNG rallies. It seems that people embrace their lack of objectiveness and like to focus their tunnel vision without regard to reality.
It would be such a luxury to agree and resign ones destiny to a belief. I envy those that feel they know their faith is a reality and not understand how others don’t see their truth as fact. It would also be nice to live in Oz, or Willy Wanka's Chocolate Factory.