The Vanity of Life without God

Is this vapid, moralistic therapeutic selfism the best you can do?

Text from the video (numbering added):

  1. Show up
  2. Follow your heart
  3. Find a new perspective
  4. Have a sense of wonder . . .
  5. Find people you love . . .
  6. Set goals
  7. Help others
  8. Dance
  9. Pamper yourself . . .
  10. Face your fears . . .
  11. Go to a museum
  12. Exercise
  13. Limit television
  14. Get in touch with nature
  15. Lighten up
  16. Get a good night’s sleep
  17. Read books
  18. Buy yourself flowers
  19. Don’t compare yourself with others
  20. Don’t beat yourself up
  21. Be open to new ideas
  22. Don’t focus on negative thoughts . . .
  23. . . . Focus on creating what you desire
  24. Make time just to have fun
  25. Keep the romance in your life
  26. Make a gratitude list
  27. Love your Mother Earth
  28. Want what you have
  29. Be true to yourself

That way of life is ultimately unsatisfying.

There is a better way.


  1. Kendall Harris says

    Another apt title for this post would have been “The Stupidity of Self Help and the Soul-Satisfying Joy of God.” My favorite one on this list…”Dance.” What does this world need more of? More Dancing! Of course! Someone needs to put that on the next president’s agenda.

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