Life and times of an astrophysist who is actually a former journalism student who is really a NERD nerdy retarded weird girl pretending to be an astrophysisist...mispelling INTENDED!

NERD nerdy retarded weird girl central...well mostly my mussings and random interludes whilst I am working towards getting a car and licence so my random adventures and time spent in Australia was worth while. It should be intersting Enjoy! While in Australia...I was sunburnt,went to Sydney and wrote my first novel. So far back in Canadia I have been couch hoping and meandering from city to city. More adventures to come. Hopefully they are as interesting as my Australia ones.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Religion and imagination

Is it possible to have an overactive imagination at 25? Or is it a writer thing?! I, out of morbid curiosity I decided to Google some of some other religions which were on a checklist of non-spiritual Christian religions in which you were supposed to renounce in a special book a friendly old woman lady at my church gave me to read.

The following were searched out of my inquisitiveness

Bloody Mary: I thought it was the cocktail…apparently not. I am assuming it was referring to the old folklore or urban legend about Mary Worthington. Apparently if you stand in the dark facing a mirror sometimes with a lit candle and chant her name three times (or more depending on the version of the story) her ghost comes through the mirror and A: claws your eyes out and kills you or B: takes you with her into the mirror never to be seen again. Some speculate its Satan himself coming for your soul! Not that I’d be insane enough to even try it, (and those who would?) but for some reason it freaked me out and I happen to have a mirror in my curio-cabinet in my room as well as another mirror like object. Therefore I had to convince myself with much trepidation to turn the light off in my room. I knew it wasn’t real, but my over reactive imagination thought it would be funny to try and scare me! It’s the first time in four years I was semi-afraid of the dark. I had to tell myself that Mary wasn’t going to swoop down from the mirror in my room and kill me!

The Forum (EST): I honestly have no idea what it is. It’s some sort of self help thing where you’re basically harassed into joining? It’s about receiving enhanced power and enlightenment, etc, Bob Anon kind of explains it. The story is from a Christian point of view (which may or may not be the best example), but it shows what basically happens. I am not really sure what it is?

Unification Church (Moonies): There known for all there mass weddings… which I It started in Seoul South Korea. It kind of reminded me of how the story how the Mormon religion started…Joseph Smith is visited by some spirit called Moroni which results in the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. Sun Myung Moon said he was visted by Jesus and tada new religion! Except his followers think he is the Messiah and is fulling the Second coming. I am not going to judge as I do not know much about this religion, but it does say in the Bible:

1Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1 (NIV)

I only add this for logic’s sense. Or maybe it just shows how the Bible is interpreted? Mormonism was on the list too. Does this mean I am spiritually damaged? The friendly old woman lady encouraged me to renounce it, which I did! It was redundant because I did it a long time ago after I realise I was tricked into it as a 13 year old girl before this book was handed to me. If anyone in my family reads this I will probably be doubly disowned now! Oh wells!

P.S. Apparently if you look into a mirror in a well lit room and say Nigel Bottington 3 hundred times he will appear in the mirror and turn you gay. Gay!


Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

you are way smarter than this, why do you dumb it down all the time? :(

Anonymous said...

keep guessing and remember that sometimes, its better to remain annonymous! :)