Monday, June 07, 2004
We are all living double lives, myself included (although not to the same extent as C). See my response to your post in my journal.
Greg (and I'm not sure who Greg is, but hi Greg, I'm Sam) also brings up the case of E, and he states that E sees himself as g/God. There are many different perspectives that an athiest can have, and proclaiming yourself to be g/God in lieu of a higher power is only one of them. To E, and probably to many people, the Self is the higher power. Your platonic image of youself becomes your idol. I subscribe to this point of view and I am not addicted to anything. E worships an image of himself that is unattainable and therefore succumbs to addiction and self-abuse. I pay homage to an ideal yet realistic self-image. While a religious person emulates a g/God that they know they can never truly be like, a person like E tries (and ultimately fails) to become a perfect image of himself. -Sam
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