Fearfully & wonderfully made

"Bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made." - paraphrase of the Hebrew shepherd-king, David A body is made up of smaller bodies, which are in turn made up of smaller bodies, which are in turn made up of even smaller bodies, and so on down the line.... A body is part of a larger body, which …

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This is my body

Jesus is recorded as saying the following to his disciples as he held up a piece of bread: "This is my body, broken for you. Take, and eat...." Growing up in church, I often wondered how bread could be identified with someone's body. We were taught that it was symbolic but also mystical. The mysticism …

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Raping jellyfish

[Re-posted] Not long ago I took a journey into the underworld of the unconscious. There I met a shadowy aspect of my psyche: the Raping Jellyfish. "Raping Jellyfish!? What part of me warrants that kind of name?," I asked myself after randomly drawing the somewhat disturbing words from two bowls set in front of me. …

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Christlikeness

October 12, 2018: I am starting to see the symbiotic (and sympathogenic) relationship between a religion and the psychologies of its adherents. It's interesting that the more I learn about narcissism, the more narcissistic elements I see in Christianity. Narcissism may emerge as a defense strategy in a person when a harshly judgemental, conditionally-approving SUPEREGO …

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Christ and Narcissus

July 13, 2018 (Tallahassee): Yesterday I watched YouTube videos about emotional abuse and realized how abused I've been and how abusive I've been. Truly, messed up people mess up people. The topic of narcissism especially hit home: a narcissistic person is someone who mortally craves - and develops sophisticated means of acquiring - the approval, …

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Stupid

February 25, 2016 (Kampala): The voice of guilt over being a terrible father has been growing louder. It's no surprise, since I've been unkind to my girls this week. It's almost like I can't help it. Yesterday I even mocked Mercy over something she said. Is this the real me? I self-righteously told them two …

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