Excerpts from the diary of a suicide – 12

February 7th, 2001

Balliol College, Oxford. The perfect square bricks and pale creamy concrete upset me and I had to leave. It all seems so uniform, something must be hiding beneath. C has the ticket for Mission Impossible 2 on his wall, the movie where I freaked out and left the cinema, then wandered around town pressing all of the crossing buttons for hours…

The bible is dumb – 5

Proverbs 3:28

Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”— when you already have it with you.

Really bible? Was this written by a guy who went to get his lawnmower back and his neighbour wouldn’t give it to him? This seems extremely specific for a bible verse. Why not just say ‘don’t lie to people’? 

The bible is dumb – 4

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding

If there is one line that encapsulates all that religion is and why I hate it, this may be it. ‘Just do what we say and don’t question it, no matter what.’ I feel this conflicts with the lessons of wisdom, but perhaps I am misunderstanding what you mean by wisdom.