Self Denial and Walking Your Dog: On The Evils of Catholicism
Catholic means universally accepted.
You as an individual belong to the universal but only to the degree that you are an individual.
What is this individual?
The current theory is that the individual is an amalgamation of cues that direct the individual to state of beings. From this state of beings we depart, guided by cues.
To question the cues and create discordance is to question the universality that comes into being our individuality.
It changes the universal. The universal, in turn, changes you.
The self is in-part the passive cues that make our universal worldview. The other part is the “active” consideration brought into relevance by the ego.
For the self to deny the self is for the self to cue askew. Askew relative to the suggested primal persuasion.
An example is walking your dog. Some people think it’s a point of pride to boast that their dog is so good and well trained that they don’t need to be leashed. These people have a pride, an ego cue that they have to prove. To deny the self and leash the dog, in thinking what’s best for the community, the universal is created through moral intentions.