posted on May, 13 2014 @ 11:02 AM
originally posted by: Aphorism
How has the world faired because of it? In my opinion, religion has failed, and yet another spiritual reorientation is necessary, one that isn't
built on fear and myth.
How would it have faired otherwise? It what sense has religion failed society [you]? What would be the metric by which we measure this failure [or
success]? Is it based on morals/values? Or how we explain our origins, our existence, our relationship with nature? What is it that leads someone to
say that religion has failed? And I wonder if it's any different than, say, how our governments have failed us...?
Power over society is built on fear and myth, isn't it? It keeps the population under control, in a sense. Just put on the nightly news or pick up a
newspaper for your daily dose... Religion isn't the only form of propaganda I'm afraid.
For some reason evolution gave us a natural ability (oriented us?) to be aware of our inner self and to reflect deeply about our connection with the
outside world. It's an intimate awareness of the experience of life. To be able to retreat to the inner caverns of yourself where no one else can
find you unless you let them... this to me is what being spiritual is about.
At some point there was a desire to share this with others and it branched off into different belief systems, or explanations as to what this inner
awareness of life is (soul) and its relationship with the outside world (God). I think the initial intent was good but clearly there was a
disorientation that occurred... not just religiously either...
Perhaps part of the reorientation process is finding inner peace... to let go of what you can't control and focus on what you can...