Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Astrology

I've stopped reading my horoscope because I found that I took it way too seriously. I suppose the point of it was to give me direction or whatever, and that requires some level of beleif, but I still know that astrology is total crap. Since I'm prone to kind of obsessive behavior and since I apparently took my horoscope to heart, I figured it was a good idea to stop.

My original rationale (for this and other similar things) was to create some amount of order, albeit artificial, to an otherwise random and chaotic world. Lacking any kind of religion (I consider myself spiritualy ambiguous, or according to my facebook "captain crunch") I don't have the luxury of beleiving in some kind of divinely inspired order or plan which means I'm left to struggle with a profound randomness, one might even say pointlessness in the universe. Typicly I'm pretty okay with that kind of chaos, but occasionaly I like to infuse a little invented order into my world. Maybe there's something appealing in the idea of yeilding yourself over to a "higher" power (I'm hesistant to call Yahoo! astrology a higher power). This is probably worth delving into more but I have to go do some moose laps with pick-ups and maybe some abs...

3 comments:

Gavrich said...

Since when is spirituality/faith a "luxury," Ben? It's available to aeveryone at no charge (unless you REALLY get serious about it)/

The Juicy One said...

its a luxury for the exceptionally stupid or people who have never met any resistance in their lives. unless youre willing to really asess what you personally believe, you have to base your ideas off of someone else. that takes alot of trust and, well, faith, which does not come easily to some people. i am by no means bashing religion or saying its just for people who dont think, i do have beliefs in a higher power, but to have absolute faith in times of difficulty is hard, especially if youre smart and ask a lot of questions.Though on second thought, looking at gavs previous behavior, he should have no problem keeping faith in something, even if it does seem abstract....

justifiably_vertical said...

lol....HJ is my christ...
But seriously, I'm not someone who very capable of faith, I wasn't raised religiously or anything, so its not as if I can just decided to beleive in an afterlife. For most people, however, the comfort that comes from that beleif is something they get without an effort.