Thanks for your honesty too.
I just wanted to ask why these things should die or cease, but I think you already gave the answer in your post below. Maybe we are in similar situations: I’m suffering from something like depression/burnout. My problem is a constant lack of physical an mental energy. It’s very hard to study in this condition and beside studying I’m not able to do anything else:
- no relationships
- no power to do sports or creative things
- no energy to play the piano…
Indeed these things ceased in my case - but I think in the future it will be possible again.
In the past my confession was catholic and it’s scientific provable that a brain alone can’t generate consciousness. That’s why I’m convinced that human beings are having a soul. I have sympathy to the jewish and christian traditions but more in a political way and in a way that regards to culture and mentality. I think they belong to America in contrast to e.g.: the islam. (Yes, that’s my opinion!).
I wouldn’t dispute that Christians are in contact to something higher (in a immaterial kind). But I see no reason why this “higher” should only be experiencable throw Christianity…
The woman’s honest answer should have been: “I would like to have more but at least I have jesus and that fulfils me” or: “I always will have jesus, but it’s true: other things would increase my life-quality additional”.
The woman’s answer in the story either is cynical or a lie – because appreciating spirituality things doesn’t mean that other things can’t improve someones life. One thing does not rule out the other.
The woman is an arrogant liberal, she says: “Look at me – I’m such a sophisticated being – I overcome all these superficial materiel needs – I’m a spiritual high-end person and therefore better than all these spoiled, decadent capitalists…”
I think this story has a bad moral. I’t suggests: Lying, pretending false moral or being arrogant are chrisitian values.