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Old 29-08-2020, 08:22 PM
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Religion can connect :)

Yes Religion can be a great thing. And there are aspects of the Religion I was brought with, Catholicism, that will stay with me till I leave this body, Good things on the whole. But the point I wanted to make is to acknowledge and remember that all Religions have a shadow and sometimes that shadow is debilitating for individuals, for society and for the greater good of humanity. I don't think any of us should be so arrogant as to forget that.

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The Frost performs its secret ministry,Unhelped by any wind. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

And you won't find that Love comes easy but that Love is always right.So even when the dark clouds gather you will be the light.

All Intellect falls prey to Love's Glory ! Rumi

He Made the Lock, He also Made the Key ! Rumi
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Old 29-08-2020, 09:35 PM
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Yes Religion can be a great thing. And there are aspects of the Religion I was brought with, Catholicism, that will stay with me till I leave this body, Good things on the whole. But the point I wanted to make is to acknowledge and remember that all Religions have a shadow and sometimes that shadow is debilitating for individuals, for society and for the greater good of humanity. I don't think any of us should be so arrogant as to forget that.

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I don't feel a religion itself has a shadow side unless it has been altered by one or more persons.
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Old 19-11-2020, 05:58 PM
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Yes, this. It's like the story of the blind men and the elephant:

A group of blind men heard that a strange animal, called an elephant, had been brought to the town, but none of them were aware of its shape and form. Out of curiosity, they said: "We must inspect and know it by touch, of which we are capable". So, they sought it out, and when they found it they groped about it. In the case of the first person, whose hand landed on the trunk, said "This being is like a thick snake". For another one whose hand reached its ear, it seemed like a kind of fan. As for another person, whose hand was upon its leg, said, the elephant is a pillar like a tree-trunk. The blind man who placed his hand upon its side said the elephant, "is a wall". Another who felt its tail, described it as a rope. The last felt its tusk, stating the elephant is that which is hard, smooth and like a spear.

I love this story and use it often to explain how we all can only ever experience a small part of the divine, but believe only our perspective is the full view.
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