Thursday, October 2, 2014
I honor all paths to the spiritual. When religions argue "We are the way - the only way" it is shameful! They act like exclusive clubs. "Join us. We are better. We know the truth"
God is present in all religions.
The truth - the only truth is BE GOOD. It's that simple. Rituals, prayers, mantras mean nothing if you are not good.
Being good is a subjective thing with all the different religions and cults telling their followers what being good is. "Do what we say and you will go to heaven. Believe only us. We are the only way. If not, then you are damned." This usually entails condemnation, punishment, ostracism. Now, who's being good?
THERE ARE MANY PATHS THAT LEAD US TO THE SAME PLACE.
The path you chose need not be through a religion or cult. In fact, you are better off forging your own path. Learning and living the truth through creativity is my path. I allow myself to exist in a world of diversity - to block out those who use God to punish, to validate their hatred. I wage a personal war against those bible thumpers who interpret its pages to define their prejudices - who extract the beauty and poetry from the bible turning it into a manifesto of bias, intolerance and fear.
The world - life - is a work in progress. ALWAYS always moving forward - lessons learned and applied. This is how the wise live. We are extensions of everything that has gone before us. It is our duty and privilege to participate in moving society forward - to iron out the wrinkles - to strive for goodness - not a subjective judgemental goodness. No, strive for the objective good. It's not difficult to know the objective good. Breath, listen and it becomes all too apparent.
Unfortunately, many of the world's religions lag far behind. They use the bible written in ancient times reflecting those times, to domineer their followers.
AND THEY DON'T LISTEN!
CLEAR YOUR HEADS!
LISTEN TO JESUS
HEAR THE BUDDAH
They all say the same thing.
GOD IS ONE
GOD IS ALL
THEY ALL SAY THE SAME THING:
Love one another
Dear Readers, Friends, Brothers and Sisters, Men, Women and Children,
Hear what I say. Love one another. That's it. All the rest is talk.