a reply to: Aphorism
You share your worldview piecemeal with every thread you make. Here are a few of the beliefs which comprise your worldview:
1. We are not connected
2. You are your body
3. Eternal life is eternal death
4. Spirituality is a lot like politics
5. Divine Love is an empty concept
6. We are all prophets
7. We are all nihilists (but trying to forget)
8. Religion is culture
"Yes. My last thread is called "You are your Body". Naturally, that is what I believe." -Aphorism
For someone without a worldview, you sure have a lot of beliefs. :p
Your beliefs, assumptions, prejudices, etc comprise your worldview, just so you know.
You are caught in a story about reason, logic, cynicism, jadedness, common sense, the "concrete", and I'm sure there's a few other things I'm
"Just to make things more difficult, I am not an atheist." -Aphorism
And I might add, to make things more difficult, you will claim you don't have a worldview when you clearly do. I find your rhetorical tactics
deplorable. I find your word games childish. I find your worldview easy to discern, despite your obfuscation, and to refute.
You want to create a spirituality in your own image - an armchair spirituality that is trapped in the body, in the senses, in the concrete, in death.
A spirituality devoid of spiritual practices, mystical practices, and honor.
You can certainly try. But you should, at least, have the honor to use honest, straight forward rhetoric, instead of trying to make things more
difficult than they have to be.
"Every religion takes due care to express their dissatisfaction with the world, the body, the senses, the instincts, desires, worldly attachments,
materiality, physicality, and everything animal and earthly about us, rendering themselves, and essentially everything, completely meaningless. “Do
not love the world or anything in the world” (John 2:15). What does that say about us?" -Aphorism
What does that statement say about you
? It says you don't know nearly as much about world religion and myth as you think you do. Your worldview
is full of prejudice, stereotypes, assumptions, beliefs. It is short on science, scholarship, and experience.
You aren't qualified to reorient spirituality. You lack the scholarship, you lack the science, you lack the experience, and you lack the honor. And
you lack the grace to admit when you are defeated.
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