I haven't exactly read through the entire thread, so maybe my post will be completely irrelevant just because of that.
At some points I agree, like the fact that being an adult is just a child in denial. Mainly because I think that many people put the value of being an adult way too high, and expect way too much of themselves. When that bubble pops, it gets all messy and suddenly reality becomes too scary. However, at a certain age our perspection changes, our body shifts it's process of evolving into a somewhat devolving manner. At this point our ability to learn and our memory starts to fade away. In one way I'd like to say that a big part of growing up is also about accepting this fact. Because again, denying it is just a weakness.
This is also something we have in common with animals. The biggest problem they have however, is their ability to be charmed. Let's take a cat as an example, the main reason they like it when we stroke their fur in a slow manner is because they are reminded of how great it felt when they had the warmth of their mother above them, cleaning them with their toungue. I think I read somewhere that the activity of the brain (aswell as it's warmth) of a cat becomes strikingly the same between the two scenarios. Also, the same types of substances become produced in the metabolism. (That last sentence might need a better translation from my Swedish, sorry for that)
That is one of the reasons that I would however say that we are animals, in another form of consciousness. Perhaps higher (or maybe lower, who are we to say that animals live in a lower level of consciousness when they seem to have life a lot more figured out than we do) but we'r still animals untill we stop acting like that. And I don't mean by any form of childish or baboonish behavior, I mean the biological traits like giving birth, growing old, dying. In a way, denying that we are animals kind of (atleast in my opinion) contradicts what you're mentionning about hiding from monsters because we are one ourselves. Maybe we'r hiding from our own nature as animals?
You should take time watching the movie "The Holy Mountain", even though it is incredibly hard to understand it depicts this very nicely.
I feel as though you shouldn't say that you're living up to the correct side of life by not drinking or pillaging. Even though pillaging, raping, etc, etc is wrong, we don't really know what is right and wrong. The harsh truth is that if it's right for you, then you're reality deemed it right. As in, you'd only do it because you considered it to be good for yourself. But the general laws of nature (or being a human for that matter) doesn't nescisarily state that (let's take the worst example of them all) rape is wrong. Even though the laws of society states this, because of the general opinion of the people. (Thus, a democracy).
You also state that there is no god, religion is a lie. (Or so it would seem.) Since according to you, living by god is just a way of catering to your weaknesses. In a way I find this weird, because to me it seems like you put us above animals, making us the gods. Also, this is again denying your possibility of being wrong. For all you know, you could be the sinner by not following the rules of god. You've also stated that reality is what we make of it (or so I think I read somewhere), well to Christians, god is reality. Again, I find some contradiction into this. Denying the possibility of this, is just like the kid, denying his/her inner childhood. You should be more open minded, look into the possibilities of everything, instead of the possibilities inside your own logic.
In one way, your text states that we should be honest to ourselves, thus we would never have any fears. You also state that we like to throw words at others, because of our ability of hiding from ourselves. As in saying, you're fat, but the harsh reality is that I'm the fat one. In this case I kind of feel like you're the one denying various aspects of life, and instead of realizing this, you say that others are weak by being honest about these aspects. (Not only religion, but also our animalistic side and the truth that even though we are a child, we'r still a child with another perception)
In my world, I'd like to keep every bridge open. Even though I don't agree with many bridges, I'd rather try to see them the way they might be true. That way, I can make up my own mind, and just live life to what fully works with me. Instead of being a Coke bottle that won't take any other cork than it's own, I wanna be workable with every cork, and then have the cork I want ontop of my bottle. Or like the difference between a regionfree Bluray player, and a regular DVD player.
(God, that bottle comparison is weird.. I hope you get what I mean.. ^^)