Phil Torcivia, Interview # 156

Name: Phil Torcivia

Where you live: San Diego, CA

What you do as a vocation or avocation? Write humorous books about relationships, both for work and fun.

Your two favorite books:
Women by Charles Bukowski, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Your two favorite songs:
Great Gig in the Sky by Pink Floyd, Silent Lucidity by Queensryche

Why you are interested in spirituality?
Superstition is fascinating. I wonder how religious types maintain their beliefs when their “God-given” senses provide evidence contradicting many of them. Either their Gods are cruel or are intentionally distracting and misleading them. It’s interesting how similar the Jesus myth is to earlier Greek/Pagan myths. I’m curious how religion explains dinosaurs and the many-million-year gap between them and man. Still, as children need the Santa threat to behave, some adults need the eternal damnation threat to behave. I’m OK with that.

Your favorite quote: A man has got to know his own limitations. – Clint Eastwood

Your favorite web sites: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter

Your hero? Jeff Bezos

A spiritual lesson you hope to learn?
Religion and spirituality are both necessary to give some people hope and meaning to their lives. I can respect it without subscribing to it and find happiness without it.

A place in the world where you feel spiritually “connected?”
Museums. They provide evidence that religious types can’t truly reconcile with their beliefs. Life has evolved in such fascinating ways.

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