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Response to CanSocDem (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 05:55 PM

7. I don't think that belief is inherent

I think we're taught to feel we're not worthy.

While humility is a good thing, and not being too big for your britches (as they used to say where I'm from) is a good thing in order to live with one another -

I think feelings of unworthiness are taught by our culture.

Maybe these religious experiences help people to think they're okay being mere humans after all - and I think that applies to a lot of religions, when someone is lucky enough to be able to bypass all the messages of being born unworthy that are part of many religious beliefs. I understand why they teach those things - to break the ego.

Some of us don't need any help with that, thankyouverymuch.

Life can provide enough troubles.

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