>>17172451 I dont believe in either of the sides. I practise dosattachment, and disattachment from disattachment too.
The need to believe, the need for religion and ritual is essential. Why do people smoke? Why do people do all these little time wasting things. You either praise jesus, you praise science or meditate and believe in enlightenment. Man will never escape religion, even if he tries to, its a human thing to do.
Tldr: the inly way out is to shit on both sides of the spectrum
>>17172984 >time wasting Lack of access to any alternate world other than the dream world doesn't rob my life of all meaning. Calling something a "waste" of time only makes sense when you have a notion of a better way to spend one's time. Frankly, it's not up to you to decide if any other person's time is well spent or not. I need to believe in a greater reality, but I'm not dumb enough to spend my entire life following the idea as if it'll make my life worth living. I meant my questions in the OP pretty literally; I'm not looking for religion here.
>>17173343 Do you see how retardedly you create circular arguments to try and justify your retarded absolute viewpoint, retard? Take your naseating habit of just deciding to call any belief or behavior at all "religion" so you can act like dipshit mcgullicutty on the internet and shove it up your ass, you cunt squirt. Your idea is a fucking stain.
>>17174547 >faith Disagree. The need takes many forms, but I don't feel it actually demands faith. Faith is just a common coping mechanism that doesn't actually help with the underlying psychological need.
Faith and reason are to work together, Not against it
Op do mindfulness meditation No need to worry about the future becose is not here No need to worry about the past becose is gone The present is all you really have Your reality is in the present, not the future either the past, focus on the present moment and become free of coping or needs
This isn't a question for the unaware or feint of heart that don't know the feeling well already. I can't ask an infant how it feels about calculus. True /x/philes know the feeling because it's the very reason they lurk. If you don't have it or aren't yet ready to face the question of whether or not you have it, you aren't the kind of /x/phile I'm asking the question for.
>>17175115 You're missing something in your life. I can only make an educated guess about your motives for being on /x/ today, but if you're generally depressed then something's clearly missing. I'm not gonna preach love and understanding and the value of meditation because I don't actually know if those things would help you if you were ready to face such questions about yourself. I only know they were terrible advice in my case, every time it came up.
>>17172431 I don't believe that for a second. I have no belief in a greater anything nor do I ever think about it. I have no hole that needs filling (except I need a better job) and there are no questions gnawing at me. It isn't simolicity either, I have asked myself the big questions and tried various faiths. The conclusion was always the same. It's all a waste of time because I don't need the answers and I don't think anything that happens is due to some greater force. Not even luck. Life is just a long game of random dice rolls. You may hit low numbers for years. Maybe you get a good streak of high rolls. But beyond your desire to improve your own life there is nothing looking out for you or opposing you.
I don't have a psychological need to believe in something greater than reality. I believe that my beliefs and yours do not matter. The universe doesn't care. Now that's not to say I don't care about myself and my own beliefs (I do) but I don't delude myself into believing things that aren't true or I can't possibly confirm.
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