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I used to be religious then my IQ surpassed my age!

  1. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    As a kid, I was bought up in a religious household, or at least half of it was. My mother was a convent educated catholic, my dad had no interest in religion as I recall he never mentioned it.
    Mom made up for that, offering the usual religious threats of hell fire and brimstone.
    Later in life as a young man, I worked closely with an evangelical christian, and at his bequest decided to do a two year bible study coarse with his guidance. (This guy could sell ice to Eskimos.)
    I got totally involved and when I started my own business I joined the christian businessman's committee as a foundation member in a new chapter of this worldwide organisation.

    As an impressionable young man I studied furiously to learn all I could as a "born again" christian. All that reading got me hungry for reading in general and I started to gain an adult education.
    That ended religion for me.
    As soon as I read and understood psychosis, projections, symbols and archetypes, I moved on to brain chemistry.

    I learned the structure of religiosity in the mind just as quickly as I had learnt to become a religionist.
    I have been free from it ever since. Better than giving up anything else, even smoking! smile
    Watcha think about that?

    1. pisean282311 profile image57
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      well i dont know about what leads people to be in religion or leave it...is it about intelligence and iq?..may be it is bcoz humans seek assurance ..some external agent for reassuring?

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I reckon it's in our brains protective mechanism. People are s*it scared of dying for one thing! smile

  2. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    you had a bad experience.......  I just like reading the bible sometimes, with no one around to tell me what it means, just calms me down.

  3. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I agree with Joy. I won't tell you what my IQ is, but I will say it's a heck of a lot higher than my age! lol

    1. lorlie6 profile image86
      lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What on earth are you doing up at this time of the morning, habee? smile

      1. habee profile image89
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm a night owl! It's 4:56 am here, and I haven't gone to bed yet. I did clean the office/library, though!

        1. lorlie6 profile image86
          lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Lordy, girl.  I'm off to dreamland and it's only 2:00 in the morning.  And, I've done NO housework.  You put us to shame! smile

    2. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I noticed that habee! smile I just thought I would start one of those pre-emptive threads... you know, like a lot of the religious threads. smile

    3. sofs profile image87
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you Joy and Habee, My life was the other way around I got a predoctoral degree in Psychology.. I thought I had it all... Until I read the Bible for myself... (Until then it was because of my upbringing) I found that every truth has been pinched from the Bible and people came up with stuff they claimed to be their own discovery.  Now I have completely turned myself to the Word of God and I see his power at work all the time!!
      You can only see the world  through the lenses that you use. No more tinted ones for  me!!!

  4. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    How ya doin', Ernesto?

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      To be honest habee, if I were any better I would have to stop myself! smile

      1. lorlie6 profile image86
        lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey hey, Earnest!

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yep Lorlie! I am feelin fine!
          I almost gained control over the dreaded Asha, the elder of my twin 5 year old grandchildren today!

          I bet god couldn't do that! lol

          1. pisean282311 profile image57
            pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    I'd say good for you Earnest. You're at liberty then. I have not quite reached that far, yit.

    1. lorlie6 profile image86
      lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey there, big boy!  How're the parrot and the dog getting along?

    2. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hiya Charlie, I hope I find you in good body. The spirit looks fine as usual! smile

  6. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Hi, Charlie!

  7. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    That's funny. Wow! It's like old home week here!

  8. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Hey, Charlie - pass around that bottle of Scotch!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm gonna eat now folks, if you are not here when I return I will understand habee. You sure are a night owl! smile
      Luvs ya! smile

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      ralwusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I wish it were Scotch. I can't afford to open it now. It being very old with an unbroken seal, it is very valuable. One day I just may though. But I need a lot of help with it, a whole gallon's worth of help. big_smile

      1. lorlie6 profile image86
        lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'll be there if you wanna share...

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          ralwusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No! not you. I don't want you to get started again. Ice tea? big_smile

          1. lorlie6 profile image86
            lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Oh, okay.  Lotsa lemon, though!

  9. profile image0
    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    Oh, hello Girls. I am fine, just can't sleep.

  10. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    God to Adam - Do not eat this fruit. It is forbidden. Understand?

    Adam - Okay. (God leaves.)

    Adam to Eve - God said not to eat that forbidden fruit.

    Eve - We have forbidden fruit?? No way!

    Adam - Way!

    Eve - Let's try it! (So they do.)

    God returns - Did you eat the forbidden fruit after I told you not to?

    Adam - She made me do it!

    Eve - Did, too!

    Adam - Did not!


    See? Even God had trouble with his kids.

  11. Nick B profile image84
    Nick Bposted 6 years ago

    Well, Ern, I think you got it right.

    The vast majority of the religious types I have encountered have not been particularly good adverts for religion.

    It's not that they lack intelligence, but they seem to lack common sense. What person after all, would spend what feels like an eternity on a stranger's doorstep trying to 'sell' the occupant religion when clearly they're not interested.

    After the occupant has exhausted all the pleasant methods of asking them to leave, they find they're still being confronted with something in sensible shoes and thicker skin than the average elephant. The only way to get rid of them is to be rude and close the door in their face - or worse.

    There's no way I could ever treat a stranger in their own home that way. It's just not cricket, old boy.

    No. Religion is definitely out for me I'm afraid. Don't want to be associated with anyone with a fish on their car and a lack of common decency towards their fellow man.

    1. habee profile image89
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree, Nick. It's people like that who give Christians a bad name!

  12. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Enjoy your meal, Ernesto! Luv you, too!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Spaghetti. Nice too! The children had granpa on their case about eating between meals today. They all ate dinner, so I gave them icecream. I may just have bought myself undone! lol

  13. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Charlie, how about me? I have a very low tolerance for alcohol, so I'll just need a couple of sips!

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    Sure Habee. Bring yerself on. You got it Laurel!

  15. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Be advised - I won't be responsible for my actions! lol

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    LOL well, bring yer hubby and Randy. I need to write my new pome that woke me up.

  17. Nick B profile image84
    Nick Bposted 6 years ago

    That's just got disapproving glances from half the religious population here big_smile

    Keep going, we will stamp it out eventually!

  18. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I'd never get away without those two reprobates.

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      ralwusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      so i figured. LOL

 
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