posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 04:49 AM
reply to post by highlyoriginal
Originally posted by highlyoriginal
reply to post by v01i0
Did you even read the OP?
Since you asked: Yes, I did skim it through, however I did not check the links you provided.
Please, no need to get irritated (after all, this reply amongst others are contributing on the lifespan of this thread). Allow me to explain more
precisely what I meant. While the various churches and religions sometimes were forced upon (like in medieval times), today they mainly work on basis
of 'voluntarity', they are not forced anymore - not at least in so called 'civilized' societies. But it doesn't remove the possibility that they
are offering something that may not be true.
While you are being sincere in your willingness to help others, you have chosen your 'help' according to your own understaning of what
'enlightenment' might be. So there exists the peril that someone might get deluded, even if it might be one's own fault. Many people that have
chosen Christianity (as an example) voluntarily, are experiencing psychological difficulties after they have adopted a religion.
But hey, my aim is not to question your motives nor your sincerity. I am merely pointing out the chance of possible dangers what helping others on
spiritual growth might have. I have - and probably will - been guilty of this by myself also. This is the reason why I personally choose to be
careful when critisizing or advicing other people in 'spiritual' matters.
I am not saying
that what you do is wrong, but merely to point out that there is such peril when giving advices to others. We only know
subjective truth, about objective one, we do not have a clue.