Musings on a nightmare & religious superstitious programming
I had a strange nightmare about religion, priests and the devil and as I woke up, the ominous sound of the boiler segued from my dream into real life and freaked me out a bit.
From childhood and beyond, religious superstition made me believe and fear in insignificant and nonexistent things like devils, ghosts, monsters, and other dark, nightmare-inducing contrived phenomena. Tonights nightmare reminded me that I’m still trying to deprogram myself and my childhood beliefs of iron-age fairytales.
Why does our so-called advanced rational society(ies) still decide to teach our beloved young ones to be afraid of the unknown and our fascinating world with esoteric fear-mongering stories? Those childhood fears mature into adulthood and become unhealthy idiotic conclusions. We know from experiencing life and science that the world is amazing and fearless, that the real answers are more wondrous than any imaginary creation stories by scared, uninformed human beings.
I must unlearn irrationality; I want to be intrigued by the dark, to figure out the unknown by using my reasoning and knowledge, and to solve my fears of uncertainty with creativity.
Now enough nightmares, back to dreaming- good night!
Fear of the unknown paralyzes; intrigue and rationality is freedom and true happiness. -JanusSaint