Spirit of Life

August 24, 2011

Sorry about my somewhat obtuse last post. I'm fine, really!

Basically, I didn't want to discuss what happened without talking about the background, and the background is complicated. It's to do with spirituality which is not an easy topic to discuss, especially not in the essentially one-sided medium of a blog.

Also, it's such a personal thing that I feel rather exposed talking about it on the internet. It's not something I want any old random person knowing about me.

Last night, I was trying to explain to Mattgreen about how when I first got my iPod, I hated people looking at it. I didn't want to be judged based on my musical tastes, because I'd only put a few dozen albums on there and they weren't truly representative of the stuff I like listening to. Now my whole music collection is on there, I don't care what anybody thinks any more, because at least it's a true reflection of my musical tastes.

Belief in anything spiritual is similar. I don't want people thinking I've turned into a God-botherer or a barefooted Buddhist hippie, I don't want to deal with other people's opinions about what it means if I attend a mosque, I don't want to be judged for wanting to go on a pilgrimage.

None of the above are true but if they were, let's face it, it would change your opinion of me. And that's why I don't want to talk about it.

I will now disappear up my own arse in a puff of smoke.

I just have to say that I love the expression "God-botherer" and will be using it as often as possible now.
Glad I have been informative, although I must warn you it's generally intended as an insult :D
Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter won't mind.
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