Transparency

I am a non-believer. Institutionalized faith has never inspired me. I see it as nothing more than opium for the masses.

I see the opium of religion being replaced with many others – mindless music, mindless devotion, mindless battles. People are given a cause to fight for, which does not really impact society and life, but keeps them distracted from real life manipulations of a selected few. Conformism is the path to slavery.

But … where is the anchor I need to feel whole, to feel the connection between mind, body and spirit? I need to start a new un-faith movement, a non-cult of objectivity, of seeing beyond edited highlights of leadership and movements.

can sky and water

turn transparent to reveal

possibilities beyond?

 

 


22 thoughts on “Transparency

  1. I agree with so much you say here. Religion does not impact me, only spirituality moves me.
    I challenge you to read “Dying to be Me” by Anita Moojani and “E-squared” by Pam Grout (both are on kind and, I believe, in print). Read and do a bit, then decide if there is something to feed the masses…I believe there is.
    Scott
    PS- “Conversations With God – Book 1” by Neale Donald Walsh is the really book that helped me totally change my beliefs. I am so much happier now.

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  2. SMiLes my FriEnd For Love
    Is A Faith Worth Living For
    And Tradition
    Gives
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    oN Without Falling
    Down as Religion at
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    is what ever binds and
    Continues Love
    As A
    Force
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    binds as bond that
    never ends now to
    Love and Serve all.. So..
    SuRe stART A Bind that Bonds Better
    As LoVE
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    howEver allone
    Takes More Work than Love alone From:
    As A ‘REligion’ THat (who) Serves LoVE (Faith) to: aLL..:)

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  3. Institutionalized .. make me think of madness… maybe faith can have a lot of common with that… But I do have faith of morality… we need that to live together… and part of the scriptures actually contains good guidelines, I have faith in other humans thinking for themselves actually.

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  4. Me too, Reena – institutionalized faith has never inspired me. I agree that ‘People are given a cause to fight for, which does not really impact society and life, but keeps them distracted from real life manipulations of a selected few’ – we see it all the time. I also agree with your ‘But’ – we need some kind of anchor ‘to feel whole, to feel the connection between mind, body and spirit’. And what we all do here is write, which seems to be a pretty good anchor to me.

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  5. Thanks for sharing your views. A thought-provoking piece. I do believe that there is so much more than institutionalized faith. I think the purpose of our life runs much deeper than that.

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