Religion and Narcissism

The myth of Narcissus tragically falling in love with his own image

Narcissism is one of the great building blocks of religion and it basically means admiring yourself and thinking you are important even though there is no real reason to think so. If humans viewed themselves through the lens of the great equality of life, whereby humans are worth no more nor less than a salamander or mushroom, there would be no such thing as religion.

We can see this in the bible, where God is portrayed as actually asking man to “test” Him with our tithes and offerings, the idea that my 20 dollar gift is so important that the very gates of heaven will open:

  • 10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in my house, and thus put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts; see if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing. (Malachi 3:10)

In fact, we even view our ignorance as the supreme defense of a God who is so obviously guilty of depraved indifference murder for such things as childhood cancer, earthquakes, and hurricanes:

  • The only 2 answers to how there can be evil if there is an all powerful and loving God is
    1 His ways are higher than our ways. His thoughts are higher than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:9)
    2 There is true justice for everyone in the next life.

It is not easy to refute faith with reason because so little reasoning went into faith in the first place that people believe because of feelings, not well thought out ideas and arguments. BS isn’t polite language, but it is one way to express in crude popular language that certain beliefs are silly. Consider this: