Thank you for a healthy fear of the “Altar” Ego




I have noticed that there are those among us who avoid personal responsibility by addressing all social interactions with a “religious” approach.


If you ask them their views on current events, social issues, or human interests, you will get a lot of “God’s will” sort of stuff and even some very scary “written in the Word” responses to alleviate any attachment or personal investment in the world around them.


This terrifies me.


These folks, who are operating from their “Altar” ego, are the sorts to trash the planet I am living on because they think Jesus is gonna come and take them to some shiny new place after this one is junked.


They don’t appear to feel threatened by toxic waste or disappearing rain forests. They justify anti-social behavior with “It is prophesied” and they feel fully righteous in mistreating those who are condemned to their Hell for disagreeing with them about anything. 


The Altar ego people are difficult to pin down with logic of any kind because they have sacrificed all sanity on the Altars of their ego to appease their vengeful God so they will be saved from themselves and the sins they create to keep folks from being human. 


I am afraid of them.


I think they may do something rash when they are in the Altar ego state.

 They are like the Jekyll and Hyde of humans.


They can be soooo sweet if there is a cause they can use to promote their faith based activities (you know, like starving children in TV commercials that want you to send mucho monies to pay for administrators and missionaries. They get those sugary sad voices and look straight into the camera to melt your exploited heart.


Then Wham! Suddenly they are out smashing the heads of women and doctors and other folks who like nature or just happen to carry around a golden calf or two.


They are so unpredictable these Altar ego folks!

Do they Love?

Do they Hate?


Again, I am very afraid. 


~ by leakelley on December 28, 2007.

2 Responses to “Thank you for a healthy fear of the “Altar” Ego”

  1. I think it’s very true that religion in this time and place is in a very unstable state and that it’s hard to predict what effect it will have on which people. I recommend not lumping them all together indiscriminately. Many who do not know how to respond to disagreement without getting annoyed would still never kill anyone over it.

    There is one form of Christianity so old and so straight that its effects when carefully followed are completely predictable. Then again religion is much like medicine and it always has to be followed as intended.

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