I have nothing against people who wish to believe, no matter what their chosen path is and so long as it is for them. I’m not a fan of those who insist on going from door to door, selling their religion, their religious wares or, worse still, insisting that they know the only way and everyone else is going to hell in a bird basket, to say nothing of those who insist on pressing the benefits of their religion upon other people by acts of terrorism.
What I really cannot understand is how a person can claim to be an independent spirit, in control of his or her own life, refusing to buckle under the unfair demands of a partner, and then come out with something like this:
Screenshot Source: Twitter / Jamielyn
It is wrong, we are told, to subject ourselves exclusively to the will of another person, to the extent that we are oppressed, lose our free will and many of our rights. This is what many fight against – against arranged marriages as an example – and yet…
And yet they allow themselves to be dictated to, to blindly obey an entity which has a set of rules so loose they can be adapted to mean absolutely anything, according to the mind and desires of the interpreter. An entity which has no form and, to be honest, little meaning. The follow this idea blindly, and try to justify their actions with a ‘God’s Will’ defense.
Reminds me of the French Cistercian monk Arnaud Amalric who is purported to have said: “Kill them all, God will recognize his own”, where I ask myself: what did this god reveal later, and what are we doing following such advice?
- Viktoria Michaelis.