Look at these people. Look at how absurd they are.
Every few hours they gather in a room and crouch, bowing their heads to nothing. Bowing to thin air- bowing to someone they cannot see. They call it prayer. Knocking their heads against the ground multiple times a day.
Gymnastics, that’s what I call it. Gymnastics.
Me, I’m not weird. I’m not weird at all.
When I pray, I do not knock my head against the ground. No, nothing like that.
I also pray to someone I cannot see however. Maybe that’s one thing I have in common with those weird people. Just that one thing.
Just that one.
But I don’t knock my head against the ground. I do not do gymnastics.
What other completely non-weird things do I do?
Every month I give out ten percent of my income to the person I pray to- to this person whom I cannot see. This is not weird. This is not weird at all. The leaders of the religious organisations to which I pay this money to, get richer by the day. Buying private jets and what not. But that’s none of my business. I’m just doing as commanded by my invisible God.
Sometimes I find myself speaking in a language I do not understand. It feels and sounds like gibberish, but no- I do not believe it’s gibberish. I believe it’s the spirit of my invisible God speaking through me- speaking through me in a language I do not comprehend.
All of that is normal.
All of that is very normal. Not a smidge of weirdness in all of that.
At least I do not knock my head against the ground when I pray.
At least I do not do gymnastics.
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