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Re: Lou's response-spirtanlyph Lou Pilder

Posted by Meatwood_Flack on January 23, 2013, at 16:30:54 [reposted on January 28, 2013, at 0:51:55 | original URL]

In reply to Lou's response-spirtanlyph, posted by Lou Pilder on January 23, 2013, at 15:41:54

Spirituality can be a good thing, because it reminds us of our connection to each other, to the planet, and to the universe. The basic theme of spirituality is "We Are Family" (with apologies to Sister Sledge.) Religion, on the other hand, is divisive by nature, because each one claims to have "The Truth" and regards anyone outside its circle as being "lost" or an "infidel." Religion takes stories written to show people how to behave and get along to be happy and turns them into fact (when even Jesus was written to have used parables -- stories that didn't really happen -- as teaching tools), while also creating laws they ascribe as being passed down by a supernatural being. Believe what you like: Yaweh, Allah, Jesus, Xenu, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, whatever gets you through the night. But please don't insinuate that any of them offer a way around death. Everything and everyone ever born dies. That's why the oldest person on Earth is never more than maybe 114 years old. Prayer and faith work for some people, science works for others. We're all just trying to get through as best we can and if your faith has brought you wholeness and peace, that's great. But we all die.




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