By: David Rice
To: John Gerhart
On 01-10-95 John Gerhart wrote to All...
JG> Inside me is this persistent longing to reach out to
JG> Someone[sic]; this desire to know if God[sic] has
JG> anything to do with me, this need to know if the
JG> Bible has any power to offer me.
Neutoric needs can be addressed and dealt with. The
question is, are you willing to?
JG> Now lets keep the comment to an intelligent level, no
JG> calling people names and realizing that you(people who are
JG> not Christian) are my strength, you make me appreicate my
JG> faith. Peace in God[sic]
Your need to reach out to a god is well-understood. It is
simple primate behavior. Just as the alpha male baboon deals
with the threats to the clan, and punishes deviant social
behavior within the clan, so, too, the god you created.
Your need for this human alpha male you call god is the
same neurotic need many humans have: the desire to give
up their responsibilities and have some other person (i.e.
baboon, to extend the analogy) take care of your worries
Also, your need for a god probably stems from your
ignorance of how the universe operates, which of course
generates fear. Fear of the unknown, of what tomorrow
will bring, and what death is like. . . these reasons
and a great many more fears are why you made a god and
feel the need to reach out to it.
If you wish to explore some of these, please ask me to
address some specifics.
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