posted on Jun, 15 2013 @ 06:29 PM
This is to the point and wonderfully written.
Yes, early Christianity, with the teachings of Jesus was actually in its core SPIRITUALITY with some very profound wisdom about unity, our true
purpose, the reality of god, us, humankind..the universe. Very similar to the teachings of other, mostly Eastern spiritual masters and schools.
This fundament what once was the TRUE message of this belief has more or less entirely been removed and replaced with other things which haven't any
thing to do with the true message. And of course it has been replaced because of various agendas as you already pointed out.
Here is the FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE:
* Spirituality does not involve "someone else" to obtain wisdom or insight. In fact, Spirituality *requires* to "find the truth" on your own,
through own experiences. (This is the reason for practices such as meditation etc. just to name one)
* Religion like today's Christianity is the exact opposite because the "experiencing 'god' yourself" spiritual component has been replaced by a
power-structure where one "belongs" to religion and is "taught" by others, where the "knowledge" is fed by other people as opposed to really
It gets even worse since Christianity often denies and rejects spirituality - but here is the kicker: Without it you CANNOT experience or find god/the
creator or the truth about of the universe. How should that work? You don't get a spiritual enlightenment or become aware of god by citing bible
verses or sitting in a church each Sunday, it needs more than that. (Actually, it needs "less", but I am sure you get what I mean)
By denying people this and calling it blasphemous, the church is actually actively preventing people from FINDING GOD. If this alone is not proof
enough what agenda is at work here....then I don't know...
To make it short and in agreement with your OP: It's an abomination of the true message/teachings which might once have existed..abomination is
probably really the best word for it.
It also took me a long time to really realize this, simply because we are "brought up" like this first - some people might never really see the
truth because they are indoctrinated from all sides and can't or are unwilling to start to think for themselves.