Saturday, August 20, 2011

Because men will faux spiritualise




Now usually, this is the woman’s domain. Astrology, numerology, runes, tarot, astral travel, crystals, incense, Oprah – you name it, women have co-opted it as a spiritual breakthrough.

But what about the men?

This happens people. It really does. Men will adopt the spiritualist path. I couldn't work out the motivation behind this. It has to be the worst way to get laid I have ever seen – and anyway you only get to sleep with women called Moonbeam who like to lay back and let the “sunshine” do the work – and therefore I could only assume it to be part of the ego drive for men. But which part?

Power.

Bingo.

Yes, men will use spirituality to gain power over people. 

Of course!  It was in front of  me the whole time.

Usually, spirituality means letting go of the self and embracing something larger. But not so with faux spiritualists. From the psychic who thinks he can cure cancer through to the Preacher getting rich of the sale of tickets to heaven, men will use spirituality to gain power over others.

Now I may be old fashioned – but isn’t that a contradiction in motivations?

Not with Sayings like the following:  (these are all actual quotes from spiritualists of different kinds)

Believing I know nothing seems to help me understand everything 

God helps those who help themselves 

Everybody has a little bit of Watergate in him. 

It's not listed in the Bible, but my spiritual gift, my specific calling from God, is to be a television talk-show host.  

It seems that where God will not come to your aid on the golf course, during natural emergencies, or if your suffering has any trace of guilt. However, if you want power, to take people's money, or to be a talk show host - he's right there at your mercy.

In romance novels spirituality is a clich├ęd safety zone that questions little and magically heals everything. No wonder intelligent women flock to it in droves.

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