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DRUNKEN POST #19

Well it’s now my brother-in-law Jeff’s birthday.  Happy Birthday to my brother-in-law Jeff.  And since he is included among the six people in my life who hate me intensely (for no legitimate reason), that’s all I have to say about that.

My membership on this particular online dating site expires November 11–and I look forward to this more than you can imagine.  I have never been so cynical about the female sex as I have, after being on the site for almost three months.  The women on this site are far worse than those on the last online dating site I tried.  Most of them represent the female sex at its absolute worst–shallow and demanding beyond belief. 

A case in point:

My latest communication on the site was from a woman in the beautiful, but faraway town of Destin.

I responded thus:

_______,

Thanks for the wink!

I find you very appealing!

And I am very intelligent–just as you seem to be!

The only reservation I have is the distance between us.  Destin is a long way from Pensacola–and since I’ve moved here (from Mobile, Alabama in 1998), I’ve developed somewhat of a phobia about long trips.

Do you ever visit Pensacola?

Scott

She replied that she lived in Destin half the year, and somewhere in Georgia the other half.  She went on to point out how important her [Christian] faith was to her–and asked me to tell her about my spiritual journey. 

I replied thus:

_______,

I replied to your email earlier, but for some reason, my reply did not go through.  It was a long reply–maybe too long for the system to handle.

You’re right, Destin may not be as far away as it seems.  And perhaps we could meet halfway (at least the first time)–on Pensacola Beach or in Navarre.

As for my spiritual journey, thus far (spiritual growth is a lifelong process after all), it could take up volumes.

You’ve probably seen my creed on my profile:

God is not limited to one system of beliefs; God’s word is not limited to one form of communication.  God is beyond anything we humans can imagine, classify, or manipulate.  In attempting to limit God, we only limit ourselves.

This came to me one day, as I was writing in my journal.

I am not a member of any organized religion–I have a personal faith, in which I simply walk and talk with God.  I generally refer to God as the Creator.  Because that’s what God is.  In my opinion, there are no atheists.  Because everyone knows that something created all that exists, and continues to create.  Yet everyone has a different idea of the nature of the Creator (what the Creator is).  I believe the Creator is a sentient being, not just a force.  For only a sentient being could create sentient beings like us.  In other words, the Creator is the Mind of all Minds.  The Creator is not human.  The Creator is not inhuman.  The Creator is beyond human–so far beyond human that we cannot truly conceive of the Creator.  Yet the beautiful thing is this: Despite the Creator’s immeasurable superiority over us, we can communicate with the Creator, anywhere, anytime.  We are truly blessed.  Of the species on earth, ours is the only one that can communicate with the Creator.  The human species is the only one capable of spirituality.

As for the different religions of the world–I believe they are all equal, in the sight of the Creator.  The Creator listens to the prayers and thoughts of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists, et alia–as well as those who claim no organized religions as their own.  Likewise, the Creator is always speaking to us (this is what God’s word is)–yet even the most spiritual of us are almost never listening.  When someone says, “God spoke to me,” he/she is really saying that he/she happened to be listening to the ever-present voice of the Creator.

In my view–just as every religion has a different doctrine as to the nature of the Creator (what the Creator is)–every person has a different belief as to the nature of the Creator (what the Creator is).

There is one realization about the Creator that all religions share though: that the Creator is omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing), and omnipresent (everywhere at once).  And I share this realization too.

Sometimes I even suspect that the Creator is all that exists–that everything and everyone is simply an extension of the Creator.

In one of my poems, there are these two lines: “There is no time–it is a construct of man, who cannot comprehend eternity.  There is no space–it is a construct of man, who cannot comprehend infinity.”

Yet the Creator can comprehend both eternity and infinity.  Because the Creator is both eternal and infinite.

I hope this reply goes through.  And feel free to ask me any other questions–it is a pleasure communicating with you!

She never replied.  I wasn’t surprised–she claimed to be Christian.  And Christianity is the only major religion in the world that accepts no other religion or faith as legitimate.

What did surprise me though was this: A few days later, I tried to  access her profile in order to send a follow-up email.  And I couldn’t access her profile–she was still a member, but had hidden her profile from view.  And it remains so.  In other words, no man on this dating site can see her profile.  No man can “wink” at her, no man can email her (through the system).  She can contact any man–but no man can contact her.  If she did not want to hear from me again, she could have simply “blocked” me.  But instead, she hid her profile from every man on the site.  And I cannot help but wonder:  Did my unconventional beliefs disturb her so much that she hid her profile from every man simply to avoid being contacted again by me?  Is she so terrified of herself–so terrified that she might believe anything counter to her own Christian dogma–that she would go to such lengths to hide from it?

Heaven knows!

And in keeping with a drunk-blogging tradition, I wonder what the exquisite, inquisitive Maureen Maher would think.


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