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Repressed Shadow's a Bitch

Repressed Shadow’s a Bitch

Utah ranks No. 1 in the nation — and sometimes the world — for using Google to search the Web for such terms as “Jesus,” “family history,” “Harry Potter,” “Mormon,” “Lord of the Rings,” “NBA,” “snowboarding,” “home storage” and “Mitt Romney.” But other terms where Utah also ranks No. 1 show a seedier side to local culture. Utah and/or Salt Lake City also rank tops in the nation in searches for “pornography,” “naked girls,” “striptease,” “topless,” “nude,” “strip poker,” “lingerie,” “blonde” and “brunette.”

No surprise, just like the plethora of adult stores in the U.S. bible belt. Forbidden fruit becomes just that much more attractive. Puritanical religions simply perpetuate and amplify that which they preach against. What a stupid mind-game.

In other repressed-shadow news, as has been widely mocked on the web, the late Jerry Falwell’s close associate Rev. Gary Aldridge just died of autoerotic asphyxiation. He was found covered in two rubber suits, wearing a diving mask, with a dildo up his ass. This in Alabama, whose law against the sales of all sex toys was just allowed to stand by the U.S. Supreme Court. May they all suffocate (metaphorically of course) on their hypocrisy and shame.


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Utah Leads in Religion and Sex Google Searches | Skepticum / October 12th, 2007, 12:33 pm / #1

[…] Via Black Sun Journal I read the Deseret News (official Mormon church newspaper) article on Utah ranking #1 in Google searches in 5 categories: Recreation, Literature, Food, Religion, and Sex. Utah ranks No. 1 in the nation — and sometimes the world — for using Google to search the Web for such terms as “Jesus,” “family history,” “Harry Potter,” “Mormon,” “Lord of the Rings,” “NBA,” “snowboarding,” “home storage” and “Mitt Romney.” […]

Jeff / October 12th, 2007, 12:59 pm / #2

Sean, it always makes me feel good to see others who understand the shadow. I’m trying to convince an atheist former parapsychologist that the shadow is truth. Although he may not know it, Eminem, IMO, is a perfect example of creative shadow expression. He raps about socially unacceptable topics…but makes it clear he’s not practicing what he raps about. It’s all shadow expression and healthy (he’s not a homophobe…you can’t take him literally).

“There’s a little Slim Shady in all of us,” he says in one rap. And it’s true. Our primitive ancestors used to do all sorts of horrible things. Their skulls were thicker because they beat each other over the head (many think) until natural selection slowly made skulls thinner to accommodate larger brains which cleverly came to the conclusion, “Hey, let’s stop beating each other over the head so much.”

One 118-pg book has made me understand life more than all the other books I’ve read combined: Robert A. Johnson’s Owning Your Own Shadow–Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche. While extreme rap, violent video games and violent movies are poor substitutes for trying to own one’s shadow, they’re the fast-food band-aid. I try more creative, unique and harmless expressions of my shadow and it always leaves me satisfied.

BlackSun / October 26th, 2007, 8:39 am / #3

Jeff, Robert Johnson is good stuff. I have his books.

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