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Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by RadioKnecht
It's funny you should say that. Lately, I've been feeling more and more as though divinity is more a state of mind than anything else. It is an emotional state, not a quality. And godliness is the maintenance of such a state. Of course, the next question is - what is the function of divinity? What exactly are the parameters of such a quality?
Well...if I knew that, would I still be here?
If there is a label for my particular spiritual outlook, I have not yet found it. And something tells me that perhaps I don't need to. All words do is pin the butterfly to the table. A knife through the wing. No longer can it fly, no longer can it do anything but show you how beautiful an idea can be when it's been stuffed and mounted. But no amount of quality taxidermy can ever measure up to the majesty of the bald eagle dancing on the wind. And just like that eagle, that butterfly, ideas are more beautiful when they are not imprisoned by the pitiful languages we have invented to portray them.
A painting, to me, is more beautiful than any words you can think of - because there's no limit to the words you can use for it.
Spirituality should be more like art. Don't just give me an emotion, like handing out hard candies to children. Inspire me to feel all on my own. Make me light my own fire, instead of substituting your own blaze. That's the beauty of spirituality. You don't take your emotions and ideas from other people. You become inspired by that which speaks to you. A painting, a sculpture, a place in the woods, a river, a sunset. Something that strokes your soul and inspires you to sing. It's different with everyone. And that's what makes it a personal journey.
Originally posted by DanDanIlluminatiMan
I MISS ZEUS
It's evident you have a very rich inner life. There's no way you can err if you listen to the dictum of your heart.
Originally posted by Pervius
Prior to 1610 the English word "God" did not exist. Ole King James was having money and power problems and got everyone to pray to the Jewish deity "Gad" when he created the new English word "GOD".