reply to post by Badgered1
Forgive me, I went searching and fell in love with Jesus Christ, relative to whom, for me, nothing and no one compares, as an purely rational and
logical object of devotion.
I couldn't help it. I'm too smart, too curious, like the kid who just HAS to go check out his parents closet in the lead up to Christmas!
I sought I found.
The degree to which the story has been mythologized, no longer matters to me. Once the mind changes shape it just can't go back, and it's a rose!
I understand that frame of reference being used here for the word "Religion".
However, if you were familiar say, with the collective works of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung, then you would know why that word holds no negative
connotation or reaction for me whatsoever.
You who are getting all upset about this, simply because of the ah doctrinal differences out there and the degree of tension that it's brewed over the
centuries, must bear in mind that that's just plain stupidity, and ignorance, that narrow interpretation, it's absurd and insane, and at long last
passing away. Those guys are "stupider" than the atheists, who have least have the cahunas to to question, that's admirable, up to a point - to the
point at which you throw away all the great wisdom of the ages, have a bonfire, cut off some heads, and then celebrate, never realizing that you just
threw out the baby with the bathwater, including your own heritage, and ultimate destination, an inheritance prepared for you, since before the very
foundations of the world! Absurd, you say? Well just look into man's true position, as a consciously aware choosing being in the universe, according
to quantum physics.
Man is consciousness catching up with consciousness, and yes, "religion" has just been the mask, and it's time to take off the mask, I agree with
that. Let us be sure however, though, to still have access to their inner shapes and forms, just in case we ever forget, again, just who and what we
Sheesh! What were you guys THINKING?!!!
I am the end of religion, as are you, but only to the degree that we were ever able to eat it, grok it, integrate it, and then become something else,
something new, something never before seen, except in a few isolated cases.
That's what religion has done for humanity, in the final analysis. It killed us, then saved us in the end.
edit on 15-12-2010 by NewAgeMan because: (no reason given)