Love potion number 1965.
When I asked, “Do you believe in god.”
she said “No there is only a devil. If there was a god bad things would not happen.”
“You don’t believe the stories in the bible?”
“Not all the stories.”
“Because it was written by men for men they made God a man. There is no missus God.”
“So what do you believe?”
“I believe greed is a sin, if there was not greed everyone would have enough and be happy.”
“Is greed the cause of all the problems in the world?”
“Ignorance, fear and greed are the causes of all evil, all good things are the result of kindness.”
“You sound like a Buddhist.”
“Religion causes arguments. Let’s change the subject, or we will finish up fighting, let’s make love not war.”
By love she meant adult play, it was uninhibited physical passionate engagement.
The word love used loosely, as I often do, is ambiguous the word love needs adjectives to define it. Unconditional love – agape in Greek as apposed to Eros or the word meta the Pali word – like parental love.
My inhibitions prevented me from acting in a totally relaxed and natural way. I loved her and always will remember her free uninhibited love.
Religion gets people mixed up and perverted about their body. Causing natural behaviour to be distorted and can be the cause of mental disorders. Priests, monks and nuns, forced to live an unnatural life, come under a lot of pressure. Recently the Catholic Church has been embarrassed by priests charged with paedophilia.
I do not believe these people are evil it is what they are afflicted with that is the problem. Removing these impurities and defilements would restore the person. As waste water is filtered and becomes useful so can corrupt humans, in most cases be reformed.
Circumstances play a big part in our life. Life can be turbulent or calm; when we are having a bad hair day we are not at our best. Aussies are good sports men, no underhand play (bowling), when they are winning.
The point is get all the facts don’t be quick to condemn. There is a lot of good in the worst of us and a lot of bad in the best of us, so it is not right for the best of us to judge the rest of us. Who is going to cast the first stone?