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Originally posted by Valhall
Consider then that you may have revealed the true purpose of the clergy; to facilitate the translation of God's love between men, not the intermediary between God and man.
I agree with the sentiment of this thread completely. And it doesn't bother me that my sex is implied to be included...which is what I have decided it implies
Originally posted by onlyinmydreams
Alright, so you go off and try to find your relationship to the divine on your own. What if you find nothing? Would you accept that, or try to create something that's comforting to you, but which you know is false? This thread seems to be saying that you have to be honest and independent in your search for religious truth... so, would you lower that intellectual standard if you couldn't find something better than what the 'middlemen' had given you? The basic question is: What are you after, God, or your own religion?
You have as much right as they do to a personal dialog with God