I Brokered a Deal With God Himself and All I Got Out Of it Was This Potentially Lethal Mental Health Condition

Faith is great — fanaticism and confusing the world for a fairy tale, however? Not so much.

Brian Brewington

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I’d say I can’t believe what I just read but, no, that isn’t it. It simply won’t suffice or undue the injustice of what I came across before writing this.

After surviving nearly an entire 37 complete spins of the Earth around the sun, you start to learn some things. About life, the people in it, and what gets them through the toughest of days, nights, and times as a whole.

And if I’ve learned anything about any of the above for certain, it’s that human beings can be made to believe things that simply aren’t true. Statistically speaking this is obviously true, as I’m sure if you’re of an age where you’re capable of reading this, you already know personally because a few people have probably successfully lied to you throughout your life. Whether about the big things or ones that didn’t really effect you one way or another, or their intent was filled with malice and rooted in deception of the worst kind, or they just kinda hit ya with a friendly but fun “Gotcha!”, we’ve all been fooled before, correct?

So when I came across the post in question on Facebook (it’s always Facebook, isn’t it?), I wasn’t shocked at what I was reading or had come across. It didn’t strike me as the least bit odd or unbelievable, because I know people. I’ve met them and disliked them in packs, almost immediately after getting to know them in any sense of the phrase, quite regularly throughout my time here on this planet, actually. And I have no crystal ball but I strongly suspect future projections on such topics aren’t exactly a beacon of hope because people come in every kind and creed. There’s a few standouts and exceptions to the rule, of course, but overall — it’s a lot of mostly the same. Common sense as we know it is sadly very far removed from the true definition of the word common, as we know it, anyhow. And I’ll be blunt as a rolled Dutch here when I tell you, intelligence sadly is still a very far way off from overcoming or outlasting the cost we all end up paying for our collective overall ignorance. the untruths they’ve convinced…

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Brian Brewington

Writing About the Human Condition, via My Thoughts, Observations, Experiences, and Opinions — Founder of Journal of Journeys and BRB INC ©