Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Devil is in the Detail


If we spent less time guarding and fighting for our beliefs and more time practicing them the earth could be a better place.

Intellectualizing religion goes against the core purpose of religion and yet we live in a world that continues to intellectualize religion for personal gain. In fact this has happened to the point where we have created a convert economy for "god" business.

When I say convert economy for "god”, I mean the business of collecting converts and believers; in addition to the business of collecting monetary gain. This false "god" economy has focused the human attention towards collecting idle believers and money rather than focusing on deeply helping the world become a better place.

Rituals and superstitions built up around religion for the purpose of collecting believers and money have come to replace the actual core beliefs and goodness of the majority of religions. The "word" of God and the message of ultimate oneness seem to have become somewhat of a forgotten artifact in our individualistic, competitive, and monetized system of belief.

In a world littered with false priests, rabbis, mullahs, and clergymen spreading hate and intolerance, it is a true gift to see the work of someone like Archbishop Alberto Luna; he attracted controversy among the church establishment and ruling class for both his ideas and his work with the poor and underprivileged. A true man of God can in no way utter the slightest breath of hate or intolerance, as hate is the antithesis of God. 

God is in the Detail 

6 comments:

  1. Whats interesting is that an essential part of many Christian dogmas (particularly the fundamentalists) is the idea of 'spreading' the gospel and getting converts. It's in the Christian bible. That's why some of them literally stand preaching on corners. Their lust for new converts is unquenchable. It's like commissioned salesmen for religion. It's not just about more money that comes in (think Scientology and it's followers), but also about numbers. More converts = more believers = making day of judgment come faster.

    The Mormon church actually conducted posthumous 'conversions', performing a baptism ritual whereby a person who had passed away was converted into their church (thereby swelling their numbers in heaven). In particular were targeted people who were obviously not Mormon in their lives. They actually went to the lists of Jews killed in the Holocaust and started 'converting' them. There was kind of a shitstorm when that came out and the church promised not to do that again. Sadly tho, they still do it.

    article here
    http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/news/u-s-jewish-group-to-mormons-stop-baptizing-holocaust-victims-1.256935

    ReplyDelete
  2. All religion is sound and heart centered at it's core as a means of connecting people to their ultimate fulfillment and god within, however when it is used as a means to separate and hold power over others it becomes a dirty word, as its experience has been perverted by the collective ego to enslave. Let us look through the dogmas and see the unifying truth that brings all religions together to give us the complete picture of the body of the earth. Let each religion represent an organ of the body. Would you let the eyes tell the ears that they are wrong for not seeing the world as they do? Or the ears tell the tongue that it is wrong for not hearing the music? If god had a single perspective would it not include all perspectives? Let us assume all is truth and then realize that we can all learn from each other and create together.

    ReplyDelete
  3. The Kingdom of God is the empowerment of mankind - Thomas Sheehan

    ReplyDelete
  4. I put no stock in religion. By the word religion I have seen the lunacy of fanatics of every denomination be called the will of god. I have seen too much religion in the eyes of too many murderers. Holiness is in right action, and courage on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves, and goodness. What god desires is here [points to head] and here [points to heart] and what you decide to do every day, you will be a good man - or not.

    ReplyDelete
  5. beautiful ! god is in the details....and in that moment of a deep breath - GM

    ReplyDelete