Yes, religion has a intimate relationship with art. Both come from longing, suffering and joy. Real art is energized by those three factors. If one
creates art and considers it art himself, he is most likely driven by any or all of those three. One doesn't just make Michelangelo out of
Originally posted by dlifesjrny
Heck, I think it would be amazing if they kept updating the bible with new books every 5-10 years. Did God's teachings stop? What happened to the
families of those mentioned in the bible?
Thus, I say if people had been in contact with God, it would still happen today.
God must have known that 2,000 years ago man was still somewhat "primitive" to what we are now. Why would God leave it up to the kindergateners to
lay out the laws of civilization?
Oh how terribly wrong you are!
In Islam in 20th century there have been 2 great saints, in fact one is considered above sainthood and in line with godhood. They both have incredible
life stories, even photographs exist.
Zoroastrians, Hindus, Muslims and Sufis have had a chance to see Avatar (greatest "enlightenment" one can achieve) in, you guessed it, 20th century.
You can read his most incredible 7 000 pages long biography and many of his books.
One can't even conceive how many cave dwelling yogis, gurus and sadgurus Hindus have had in 20th century. So many, that it looks as if all the
previous (deceased) spiritual masters have come back in 19th and 20th century.
Many Buddhists are currently witnessing a boy trying to reach enlightenment of Buddha (Buddhahood) as we speak, his story is pretty interesting even
though he's born in 1990.
You can say Christians are not up to date, the truth is they are, but only in the realm of what most other religions would call "world of illusion"
[material world]. Most new saints are martyrs, evangelists, scholars, etc [therefore material things]. Not really enlightened. One who died in name of
a church or founded a movement doesn't necessarily have anything to do with God. Rather than respecting truly enlightened Christians who give all to
the poor and live on nothing but scraps (I bet most "Christians" can't even name one in 19th+ century), Christians respect Pope who lives lavishly
in his golden palace. along with his minions
. That said, I think eastern religions are far more into spirituality than westerners, mostly because
true words of 2000 years old prophet Christ are manipulated to the point of pointlessness.
So, to conclude, yes, much, very much happens in religion and spirituality. We live in the most interesting times of human civilisation, religion has
evolved as much as science. But still there are many frauds in both areas, just like many inject poisonous vaccines in them believing they'll be
healthier, they inject false spiritual teachings as well believing in better after-life.