A reader writes:
I’ve been followingBill Hicks clip in the thread, but I feel compelled to write to say how odd it is to read Bill classified as an atheist. I was a close friend of Bill’s and in fact was one of the two friends hementions in this clip who tripped with him, which I did often. One thing I can tell you is that Bill talked about God more than anyone I knew. I hope people know that he is talking sincerely in the clip when he says:
“The heavens parted and God looked down and rained gifts of forgiveness onto my being, healing me on every level … and I realized our true nature is spirit, not body, and we are eternal beings and God’s love is unconditional. We are one with God and He loves us.”
This is pure Bill and hardly the words of an atheist. What Bill was against was hypocrisy, ignorance and fundamentalism of all kinds. He felt that organized religion, among other things, breeds these afflictions and ultimately hinders us from having a direct relationship with God. As he often said, “No middle man required.”
I thought you may enjoy this photo of Bill taken during one our mushroom trips. Please feel free to share the photo with your readers.
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