Yesterday I came across a cute picture of dog walking itself, carrying its own leash.
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The image was captioned:
a strong independent dog, who don’t need no man
But that’s not what I saw. I just couldn’t help myself – I thought: “look, a religious person.”
The dog can do whatever it wants. Presently, it is walking itself. That’s not a problem.
The problem is the leash.
To me, the leash represents religion better than most analogies – it’s obviously unnecessary for the dog, it restricts its will, and can be used by anyone to subdue the it, to force it to do someone else’s bidding. The dog would be much better of it it didn’t have a leash. Yet it proudly carries it in it’s jaw.
How is that different from devout believers proudly professing their faith?