I’ve had conversations with believers who say without their god they would feel alone. They seem to have an extreme dislike of being by themselves. What’s that all about?
My two year old grandson used to cry when not being held by his mother. This is fairly common and something every child must get over. It’s crucial to the healthy development of the individual that they become self reliant.
Being alone is not something anyone should fear. Spending time alone should be a condition we all can accept and become comfortable with. Alone is the first natural state of existence, it should feel as natural to us as breathing.
Every healthy human alive should be able to exist alone, at least for a while, without feeling emotionally distraught. What could anyone possibly be so afraid of that would keep them from enjoying being alone with nothing but their own thoughts? Becoming comfortable with yourself wouldn’t change any relationships you have, it would merely add a very useful and loyal friend to your life.
I can’t think of anything that would make a person more psychotic than being afraid of being alone with their self, afraid of their own thoughts, their own identity. If you can’t step out of your mind and body to escape what frightens you so, then I guess the next best thing would be to tell yourself you’re not alone. Simply make up a companion that will always be in your thoughts with you so you’ll never have to feel alone.
If you can’t tolerate just existing inside your own mind; if you can’t survive without telling yourself you’re not alone, then you’re like a child clinging to an imaginary stuffed animal and you haven’t fully matured into a self-reliant adult. You certainly can’t continue to call yourself an individual. That only makes sense, doesn’t it?