........for something self-indulgent in a different way.
marshall mcluhan, in his analysis of the human condition stated that when we use tools as extentions of our bodies, like hammers or forks or computers or pens.......we anesthetize the limb that we are extending.
this is played out in the attitudes and physical appearance of factory workers or computer people (notice i didn`t say geeks.....) or technicians or anyone else using tools to do work.
so when it comes to spirituality we naturally rely on religion to access god.
and so we numb the divine with.
religion is an extension or tool that we try to use to develop a relationship with what we know as god.
and we get trapped like a fly in a spider`s web to be fed on later.