Re: Good Cheer to Petri Dishers - holy books and mindholes
- --- In email@example.com, Jo Selsjord <jo@s...>
> I generally prefer that other people's beliefs, sacred/holy booksand 'prophets' etc. are treated with a certain degree of respect - if
Probably a good approach. Better than my whining at all that gets
irritated me in it. Whining is plea for help. Not very mature.
> spirit world seems to be regarded as something... foreign, ominousforce or domain spreading confusion in our lives.
Yes, this is my concern. Holy writings introducing mixed messages,
guilt, shame, fear as well as seeing others as less worthy, justified
in attacking. And this is supposed to be representing the most high
god. Doesn't feel right. So I wonder what gives.
Yes, I don't think they are very well "promoting remedy for confusion
to be found within ourselves". They ask for allegiance, belief,
surrender, love your neighbor as yourself, unless he's found to be an
> 'hole' would be 'holy' -> holy mind -> hole in the mindYes, I think you're right. How to find missing parts for full grok of
holy mind. Are holy books doing this well?
>I'm not sure where anything comes from. Stuff just comes, and we are
> don't know from whence my good cheer comes..
left trying to make sense of it. I'm still trying to make sense of
the sources of religious inspiration.
Thanks for bearing with.