I imagine we are all selfish for some acceptable reasons. My children garner my undivided loyalty protecting our communal relationship a reasonable cause.
As well, the relationship with my wife, I would not ransom her for the universe. And so, without wavering I refuse to compromise those relationships to secure the relationships of others. Am I alone in this predicament?
By the way, I demand total autonomy to follow my own spiritual intuition. Freedom to be wrong, right, or insanely childish is a God-given right–would you not believe?
I want my God, my Way
I define my own existence. I seldom desired following another person’s perceptions. Remarkably as a child I rebuked my Mother’s views on religion. I steadfastly dismissed her demands to accept the formal practice of religion. I wanted the freedom to create my own God, that is if a God needed to be created. A ravening freedom manic at conception; I did not want to be led. Am I alone in this predicament?
Are we not ultimately coerced by family, culture, and tradition in selecting deities? I proudly predict selections are self-interest rationales that suits personality, characteristics, and cultural norms more so than faith.
The Perfect Fit
We select Gods that best evoke our contentment. Our spiritual selections do not relinquish spiritual facts or unexplainable religious artifacts as proof of a deity. Not surprisingly, the Godly engagement, most likely occurred, while being guided by parents, prodded by friends or in your bedroom after a night of unprotected sex.
Some select Gods that resembles humans, statues, or silence space. Ultimately, we select Gods who care about our well-being. We desire a selfish God. Do we not warrant those attractions? We desire deities, where if one does right, the deities does right by us. Did we not negotiate this deal for our obedience? Are earthly happiness, acquisitions, and ever-lasting eternity our ill-gotten gains for keeping the faith? I wonder Am I alone in this predicament?