Re: tooth fairy and Eckankar
- Hello Diana,
Don't forget the Easter
Bunny and Jesus too!
It was a time of wide-eyed
innocence and of mythical/
mystical expectation. The
imagination was great until
we found out it was all another
lie. I admit it was a fun lie
and everyone benefited from
it. But, I did come to hate liars!
Really, I just could not stand
Was being young, dumb, and
dependent really that great?
As kids we wanted to grow
up fast and be free to do what
we wanted to do instead of being
told what to do and what to
say and what to think by parents,
teachers, and adults in general.
So, we traded childhood lies
and fantasy for the adult lies
and fantasy. And, we soon found
out that living as adults in this
society (or any) and having a
religious belief didn't really
create an independent life.
Anyway, here we were returning
full circle to the fantasies created
by religion. Sure there were fun
times in anything we did in our
youth, but had we known the truth...
about Twitchell and Eckankar, well,
wouldn't that have been an even
greater experience! Instead, we
were fooled again!
p.s. Isn't it true that the Easter Bunny
was the hardest mythical creature to
believe in? It amazes me that we could
still believe in Santa when we had a
big bunny crapping or laying chocolate
and hard boiled eggs. Rabbits don't lay
eggs! How long did that take us to figure
Diana Stanley wrote:
I miss the days when I believed
in the tooth fairy, Santa Clause,