Monday, August 17, 2009

Brad Pitt/ Bill Maher

Brad Pitt appeared on Bill Maher recently. Maher is a reknowned atheist and a hilarious comedian. I Tivo his HBO show on a regular basis. As reported on The Huffington Post:
"You know, I grew up in a religious family, in a religious community and it just doesn't make sense to me. It just doesn't work for me in the long run," Pitt said. "I never wanted to stop anyone else's religion and their beliefs until I started seeing it defining policy.... Like gay marriage. You have a group of people telling other people how to live their lives, and you can't do that."

In this country, everyone is entitled to an opinion and has the right to express it. We can believe in God, or not. We can believe in a Christian God, a Wiccan Goddess, one God, many Gods. A personal God, the Force, or the Universe. Some are not sure what they believe. All valid because we live in America. We can’t decide the right path for others. What works for me will not work for everyone.

Besides, how can I tell other people what their path is if I haven't figured out my own, yet. (I think I might Twitter that line).

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Another Question

Please keep in mind that I am a searcher of knowledge and certainly not a teacher. I have been reading Tolle for the past few weeks. I have been wondering about the Ego.
Tolle does give credit to the good it has accomplished but 98% of the book is about the evil that comes from it and how to destroy it (as he has done). What kind of world would we have if there were no ego? All the bad results would be gone, but how about the good? As an example, what effect would it have on art? I don't know. Can we keep it on a leash as opposed to destroying it completely? Maybe Tolle or another wise man will come up with an answer in another book. I'm probably way off base. So I'll keep reading (and praying for wisdom).