You can't think your way out of hell. Thinking is what brought on the "problems."
You know, this reminds me of an old classic here: “That’s the beauty of Heaven, we can leave our brains behind”… Truer words have rarely been spoken.
But seriously, as much as my higher-than-average intellect may sometimes depress me (and left me isolated and bullied at school as a child), I wouldn’t trade it in for anything, not even heaven. It’s a big part of what make me me, and helps separate me from, well, the jerks quoted here.
Besides, any heaven that demands us to be brain-dead plants isn’t worth it anyway.
To the tune of Safety Dance by Men Without Hats:
We can praise God 'cause we want to
we can leave our brains behind!
'Cause our brains don't praise
and if they don't praise
well they're, no brains of mine!
“You can't think your way out of hell.”
I dunno. I thought my way out of my first religion. Then out of Christainity. Then out of religion all together. I didn’t choose to be atheist, i woke up one day and realized, “Hey! No one has EVER answered my questions. They don’t now, or they accept platitudes, or the blame me for daring to ask. And i’ve lost all belief in any of it.”
Doubt i’m going to give up thinking, so if thinking keeps me apostate, that’s just the way i was made.
Stone age Peterson... but in the stone age, the human invention of Hell didn't exist yet either. Was some level of thinking also responsible?? So thinking still led to hell, just that it's still only imaginary. :)
If he didn't want them to eat it, why put the tree INSIDE the Garden? Before eating the apple, Adam and Eve could not tell right from wrong; how did god expect them to obey?
(Some of the questions that turned me away from Christianity.)
Indeed, for a supposed Omnipotent and Omniscient entity, god sure does a LOT of nonsensical and dumb things. And if they aren’t nonsensical and dumb, then they can only be blatantly malevolent actions.
That’s interesting, because Jordan Peterson is a high-IQ individual and a prolific author. Maybe he’s doing too much thinking?
Edit: I confused two people here, this is Jesse Lee Peterson, the pro-slavery black guy.
So were we! You can find all of this, and more, on Fundies Say the Darndest Things!
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