Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Stalkers for God

In The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins mentions that love for god is the same emotion of love we feel for each other. I'd like to expand on that thought. When you love someone like you're supposed to love god—I mean really, really, really love them more than anything—then you are willing to accept anything from them because your love for them is so great. You would rationalize nearly everything they did to fit within your feeling of love. Now if you loved a celebrity whom you've never met or seen and you went around to everyone and told them how much you loved that celebrity and how they should too, you'd be dismissed a crackpot. If you tried to tell others that the celebrity loved them, then they'd be convinced you were delusional. And if you pursued this celebrity—who wouldn't give you the time of day—and tried to express your undying devotion and faithfulness, you'd be considered a stalker. Something to think about.

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