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Book Worshippers are trapped in the past

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Submitted by Uncaged Cardinal (United Kingdom), Oct 3, 2009 at 15:58

Yes, I often get the impression that the 'over-religious-ones' (especially those of the 'children of Abraham' religions) are trapped in some kind of 'book-timewarp'. It's as though they imagine that God made 'Heaven and earth' in six (literal) 'days', had a rest on the seventh, and then quietly slipped into a silent 'coma' on the eigth 'day'. Never again to utter a word.

And for years, I beleieved the 'over-religious-ones'. version of what 'their god' had in store for us all.

But one day I woke up and realised that my Heaven is far too Grand to be contained by someone-elses idea of what my Heaven 'ought' to be, or is 'supposed' to be.

One day, I woke up and realised that the 'Landlord' of my Heaven could not possibly be that horrible old 'wrathful-ogre' that other people had written about.

And not only that, my Heaven could not possibly be so 'complicated' as theirs. For if it were, then their version of heaven would be my idea of hell.

No ...... My Heaven is far too childlike and far too fair and simple to have page after page, chapter after chapter written on it. In fact, the description of my Heaven could fit in a book the size of say, erm ......... a holiday-brochure'.


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