a theist. a/theist.
Belief buffers the harshness of life. The more you believe, the better off you are. And if you believe in something, keep believing. Those of us who don’t believe will tell you that you live in a better world, albeit a false one. Because difficult truths make the stakes high. When there is a lot to lose, you need many beliefs to hold on. Every minute of your life revolves around plastering pieces of your psyche onto one billboard called “Belief”. That billboard directs you where to go when you are lost on a dirt road. But existence is a dirt road. Those of us who can stomach that look ahead instead of above, with mud on our feet and futility in our hands. Belief buffers the harshness of life.