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Saturday, July 07, 2012

Future Religion (Progress of Spirit 1)

The next step is to stop short of articulating a judgement in language. We shall certainly change our behavior to mirror any such judgement, but we have to stop short of "codifying" it in our language, and entering it into those Mini-Bibles we carry around in our heads, which are essentially The Word of God As Interpreted By We Ourselves.

If we disagree, I think I shall try to leave it at:

"Next time you come this way, I hope we can share bread as brothers and sisters, rather than sharing merely as strangers."

There is Time, there is Intimacy, but there also is a time for all things under the sun.

When we get to "we hate the sin, but love the sinner", it is already too late. Hate and the sinner have become mixed together in that mini-bible we call our "belief system". Sooner or later, there will be trouble, for our actions should be perfect based on perfect habit, not hatred.

We do not have to articulate "we hate the sin", for we avoid it: our actions indicate that we loath it. There is no need for a statement about it... except for instructing children.

A lot of our problems in religion do reside in the fact that we never get beyond the child stage of it.

Religion is Heroism, not the children's section of the book store.

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