RE: Ecclesiastes 1:18
(26-02-2014 08:48 AM)RobbyPants Wrote:
(26-02-2014 08:15 AM)Punk Pumpkin Wrote: "The greater my wisdom, the greater my grief. To increase knowledge, only increases sorrow." -Ecclesiastes 1:18
This actually looks like the Bible is directly addressing cognitive dissonance, and basically telling people how to avoid it. This is likely part of the basis of Martin Luther's whole "the greatest enemy of faith is reason" stance.
That's exactly what I was thinking. The more one learns, the more one realizes how much time has been utterly wasted on religious pursuits and the more one must face the reality that the big sky daddy isn't there to help ever.
I am not accountable to any God. I am accountable to myself - and not because I think I am God as some theists would try to assert - but because, no matter what actions I take, thoughts I think, or words I utter, I have to be able to live with myself.