a reply to: TerryMcGuire
Well I think updated a little and rebooted because if it's there to nurture our compassion and inspiring to a life serving your community there's
nothing wrong with religion.
On that level: shared celebrations of major human experiences like birth, love and death is religious and always held our communities together. I feel
like there should be a priest, rabbi or imam, or monk, or shaman, or whatever you want present.
That's I think how religion started and was and can be again a strong force of hope. Raising altruism back to what it is: the secret of our
Not a weakness that gets you eaten by sharks.
In a world where the sharks are the heroes and the cow is... well if you are one that's your own fault.
That's not who we are. Most of us. And the sharks are destroying nature, society, beauty and truth. The cow was always a symbol of motherly love and
nurture. Now it's beef and a climate killer.
I'm just rambling I'm sorry.
Where religion really failed across the board is to help people getting through those spiritual events in human life.
If there is any hope for a kind of loving God religion should be the first who wants to hear all about it when people go through their initiation,
their awakening, the bliss that feels like it has to come from God, epiphanies and such things...
Instead they tell you what to think? They don't want you to transcende your human--ness?
'Sorry your experience is only valid if it contains all of the listed archetypes', seriously?
That's why it is dead. It doesn't help us anymore to make sense of this crazy thing called life, it tried to regulate life so it fits what long time
ago people felt was cutting edge knowledge.
At their time it was. But it has nothing to do anymore with what people are actually going through.
Acting as if is the most primitive form of magic. It doesn't work. We know that with all certainty and if you feel you must you can test it yourself.