posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 06:08 PM
Originally posted by dizzie_lizzie79
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by dizzie_lizzie79
Read "The Phenomenon of Man" by Pierre Tilliard de Chardin, and "The Nature and Destiny of Man" by Reinhold Neibhur, both modern day
prophets of the early 20th century. Set aside any anti-religious bias, and probe these writings for a new synthesis. It's there just waiting in the
wings now for reappropriation.
The word "noosphere" is from Chardin's book.
Thank you..i had already done a search and was thinking of ordering the first one you mentioned, but thank you for directing me to those specific
I don't consider myself religious...never have really...i myself wasn't raised religious even though my family is of Catholic background...i have
always felt like there is a creator of some sort, and that i didn't have to worship the creator for Him/her/them to Love me as long as i live my life
by being true to myself and all that i come into contact with, and even though i am not religious i feel compelled to abide by the 10 commandments for
some reason...so i don't think that being anti-religious is a problem....i seek out truth and what feels right inside through my intuition. I have
always believed in some sense of reincarnation(and even more so most recently) and how humans have evolved (atheist) So i would say i am pretty open
Do you think thats open minded enough?
Yes, absolutely that's open minded. Added to it, that inquisitiveness and sense of playful curiosity you seem to hold in relation to ALL and
everything you encounter, yourself and your inner being included, and there it is, the quest, the great work of all ages, your personal "Magnum Opus",
but there's no real work involved, because it's fun! I would go so far as to say that such an inquiry, as a state of mind and being as part of a
growth process is the very meaning and purpose of life itself. It is both within and without (innerant and transcenant) and among us, since no man is
an island unto himself, and we are truly social beings who each reflect part of that "Divine Milieu".
Therefore, when we come to the domain of the unconditioned ground of being, or to our essential nothingness in the absurdity of the injustice of life,
and face our deepest fears, head on - we discover something else, and then if we can hang on and take this through to its supra or ultra-rational
conclusion, we may find ourselves starting first to smile, and then to laugh out loud!!
We were thinking, many of us, from the entirely wrong frame of reference, which isn't truth and life, and isn't very insightful eighter, but hang in
there with our brothers and sisters we must, until everyone finally "gets" the cosmic joke of all ages, which was always at the expense of our own
ignorance to begin with!
edit on 18-6-2011 by NewAgeMan because: typo, small edit