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Friday, February 15, 2013

Organized Religions

I, for one, like to write an entry of an issue that I might have written about before. But that's only because when you're trying to spread good messages to the world, sometimes it takes repetitions for the messages to kick in and have an influence. So, for this entry, I'd like to talk again about how some people would like to question the choices of some others to follow a religion.

I am writing this entry especially because I remember reading an article of a man who killed himself because of the death of his cat. I am not writing to judge the action of the man, but I'm writing to emphasize on the fact that we humans need something to hold on to in order to survive. The things that we hold on to can be physical like a pet, a career, a family, etc. and it can be spiritual too like the idea of God and the thought that God is protecting us, etc. The difference between the two that I observe is that the latter is more permanent, hence more effective to stabilize our condition as a fragile human being. When you hold on to a physical object like a cat as mentioned in the article, and the object is gone from your life forever, that is when your life starts to unravel.

So, the idea of God and the belief that God exists gives a more permanent solution to prevent things like this happening again, because it's in the mind and things in the minds tend to last longer. And then, those skeptics ask, "OK, believe in God then, but do you need organized religions?"

One of he benefit of religions is that it gives the organization of believing in God and having faith. Just imagine someone who just has the idea of God but refuse to follow any kind of organized religion, don't you think his belief is loose? When he has the idea of God but doesn't follow a certain religion, then he starts to follow morality as defined by humans which can be biased, limited, and flawed.

But I am certainly not questioning or judging anyone who refuses to follow a religion, because I still believe that it's an individual choice. But I also believe that those who invite to question organized religions and claim that they are outdated practice and should be abandoned by the modern people are those who just can't find a fight that is worthy their life. They need to find an issue that should not have been an issue. Religions bring more benefits than harm and I think we need to acknowledge that.

Please don't tell me that religions are the cause of world terrorism. Come on, we are all educated enough not to be that simplistic. Terrorism and violence are caused by all sorts of things. We have terrorism whose criminals declare to be working in the name of religions, crime of passion that is done in the name of love, crimes that are driven by revengeful feelings, racially motivated crimes, and many more. But we certainly do not blame love when someone kills another because of it, do we?

Friday, February 8, 2013


What is infatuation? I have posted an entry regarding infatuation and I viewed rather negatively. But, I'd like to retract what I said and add one of the most important thing about infatuation - it's not just about physical infatuation. Sometimes we see kids as young as 5 years old start to have a crush on a classmate and sometimes it's the older people who experience being infatuated with someone. But whoever it is who feels it, infatuation is normal.

I'm not writing this entry to assert to you that it's normal. Of course it's normal, it's part of being human. But I'd like to get back to the point that even kids as young as 5 years old already have the experience of being infatuated. Kids are still innocent little beings even in this modern world where information about sexual relationship is shoved down our throat at every corner of our environment. This is only my opinion, but I don't think when a 5-year-old kid is infatuated with someone, his or her main focus of being infatuated is to satisfy a physical attraction. When I asked a young kid about his crush on his classmate, he told me rather generally that he likes her and he likes spending time with her. He said that he likes her smile and that her presence brightens up his life.

So, perhaps the definition of infatuation should be widened than a physical attraction towards someone. I believe that it's the beginning stage of love. Yes, we need to also be attracted to that person, but infatuation is more like wanting the companionship of the person, wanting the connection, physically and emotionally. And love is just an advanced version of it.

I used to be scared whenever I started to have a "crush" on someone in my past, mostly because of the narrow definition that I used to have. But now, although it's been a long time since I had been infatuated with a person, I think it's a wonderful experience and it's a proof that you have a heart

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Just Some Quotes

In this entry, I just would like to present to you some of the random quotes that I find achingly true:

"A beautiful thing is never perfect."

"Disappoint anyone, hell disappoint everyone, but don't ever disappoint yourself..."

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

"Nobody can tell you there is only one song worth singing..."

"The reward for conformity is that everybody likes you except yourself."

"Just because you believe in something doesn't make it true..."

That's it for now. Anyways, these quotes might or might not have its original sayer, I don't put them because I only know some, and it looks messed up if I only state some of the original sayers, so I leave them all. But if you are interested, go here.