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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: BlueMule
The average preacher actually believes what he preaches, so in that sense it is in good faith on their part. My problem doesn't lie with those who believe, my problem is with those who instituted it. Their work was not in good faith, they skewed the truth then sold it as a lie.
Also, it seems my views cross over many different belief systems, that doesn't mean I prescribe to them though. Creation is created each moment. What happened to a few seconds ago? It has been "destroyed". What will happen in a few seconds? We don't know, that moment hasn't been "created" yet. Where the future and past meet is in the now, in the light of the ever changing now, that is where creation lies in my opinion.
Functionally, due to weird personal experiences, I exist in a paradigm that has much that is unexplainable and I APPRECIATE IT AS SUCH.
No offense, but compare your mass and your effect on this Universe. You ain't that smart, You ain't that critical a component. You are just here.
The blather of the folks who tell me THEY KNOW, is not different than the susurrations of the Quantum Foam. Just more irritating.
The perennial esoteric wisdom is never lost, never destroyed... it is under the surface of every religion no matter how the exoteric surface changes. It can even be found in our secular pop-culture for those with ears to hear.
I'd compare religion to politics in this light. Republicans are (for example) Christian while Democrats are (for example) Muslim. Both parties work for the same people, in this case it would be Yahweh/Jesus/Allah, but they divide their "voters" among themselves and