May. 5th, 2010

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I realized tonight that the heavy emphasis on reward and punishment and forgiveness that I grew up with, even if mostly in the Bible and not enacted on or by me, seeped into my being quite a bit.  I think that's where a lot of my seriousness and rigidity about certain things comes from.  I was wandering around in the kitchen tonight and had some sort of aural-only flashback from 5th or 6th grade with the words "he is forgiven," part of some prescribed biblical regimen of doing X and Y and Z to atone.  I mean, really, learning in great detail and seriousness about throwing a goat off a cliff, when you're 11?

I had this realization that most of the world isn't like that. Most people don't see things that seriously because they don't have that sort of thinking embedded into their brains.

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