“You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you.” Tyler Durden, Fight Club.
Fight Club was ground breaking, hell it still is, and this particular quote has always struck me. The dualism of it all, the physical interactable embodiment of what a character wanted to be. There are days when I sit back and wonder- would I rather be Tyler or The Narrator? Would I rather be my idealised self or my actual self? My answers waiver back and forth.
Everybody’s answer to that would, too, right?
To different people, the idea of not being liked by their God could be devastating. To many, it could be the equivalent of eternal damnation. To others, the chance to redeem and become liked.
Me? I’m Christian by default not by choice- you know how like vanilla is the default ice cream flavour? But it doesn’t actually taste like actual vanilla? If I knew a bit more about Paganism I may be interested- but I don’t know, the whole idea to me sounds a bit far fetched. There are times I find it hard to distinguish between the religion and its followers, to be horrified by what is done in the name of religion even if it speaks out against that very crime.
Why do I like a quote that jogs so much in my mind? Because platonic dull sweet messages convey fuck all. A quote, a thought, a piece of art- they all need to make you stop, think, and reevaluate.