Sunday, May 22, 2011

What is it about humans that they need magical thinking?

Well the hubub of the Rapture Day and subsequent lack of rapture on May 21st is just another example of magical thinking not working. People have lost their savings, alienated family and damn near died just because of this magical thinking. When will homo sapiens move past magical thinking and relegate god to the same status of Santa?

1 comment:

  1. What you've brought up is the saddest part of the whole Rapture nonsense, i.e. people actually buying into it, and as a result losing the life savings and their sanity. But of course, the problem is even bigger than that because it does go to magical thinking and a belief in a God who is omnipotent and is going to "save" us. The longer I'm away from Mormonism, the more I realize just how ridiculous the whole thing really is. I can't say that I don't believe in God at this point, but I'm definitely Agnostic. Thankfully, I don't live life wearing rose-colored glasses anymore, and am more of a realist now... and much more of a cynic and skeptic (none of which I look at as bad qualities). Thinking for myself and not allowing others to whip me into a frenzy is a definite plus from my evolution from naive closed-off TBM to free-thinking, open-minded woman.