I thought I would revisit an old stomping ground, but boy what a mistake that was.
The people there seem more delusional than I remember. They have this pitiful propensity for being incapable of separating myth and absurdities from reality. It is one thing to entertain an idea, without accepting it, but to treat an imaginative concept as a realm of possibility is beyond comprehension. I can understand their tangled desire for fantasy, yet at the same time it is a path that should easily be comprehended as unrealistic.
After reading only a couple of threads, I found myself aghast at the depth of their delusions. I shouldn’t be so surprised, really, but it does astound me that people in this day and age want to partake in such mental gymnastics that defy our reality. To be completely reasonable concerning some aspects of our world while simultaneously shutting the door on logic regarding superstition is maddening for the more sensible mind.
Sure, one can easily argue that their beliefs aren’t harming anyone, and in most cases it probably isn’t. But that is an irrelevant point when the folly of entertaining such concepts as realistic is introduced. There is no good reason, after all, to prefer the superstitious delusion over a reality that is much more fulfilling.
I know, I know, don’t go giving myself an aneurysm over what I cannot control. Personal religious-related belief, as foolish as it is, is something that I cannot eradicate from our reality. The best I can do is seek community and solace in others who know as I do the freedom of no longer being mentally shackled to such mythological delusions.
deep breath, deep breath.