- There was a questioning time for me after eckankar where I
didn't want any religion, wanted to believe in religion and
participated and lately I think all religions weaken people
and fill their heads with their particular brand of unprovable
ideas and "truths" Eckankar moreso.
That I was so far out as to believe with my little "trips"
that I had proven what I had been sucking in from the eckenvironment
Peoples beliefs are underpinnings for their lives and relied
upon for crisis. I think thats why so many eckists will not
examine the eckankar experience despite any info to the contrary.
But some will not settle for false info to live their
lives. Heres another quote from Robert Ingersoll agnostic
from 1899 which resonates with me. It was his last public
address and is entitled Religion available at www.infidels.org
as are all his works/
What I have to say may help someone,I hope...
Uncertainity is not always comfortable but if you get to that
place its fine you'll work through it...
Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.
It is far better to be free, to leave the forts and barricades
of fear, to stand erect and face the future with a smile.
It is far better to give yourself sometimes to negligence, to
drift with wave and tide, with the blind force of the world, to
think and dream, to forget the chains and limitations of the
breathing life, to forget purpose and object, to lounge in the
picture gallery of the brain, to feel once more the clasps and
kisses of the past, to bring life's morning back, to see again the
forms and faces of the dead, to paint fair pictures for the coming
years, to forget all Gods, their promises and threats, to feel
within your veins life's joyous stream and hear the martial music,
the rhythmic beating of your fearless heart.
And then to rouse yourself to do all useful things, to reach
with thought and deed the ideal in your brain, to give your fancies
wing, that they, like chemist bees, may find art's nectar in the
weeds of common things, to look with trained and steady eyes for
facts, to find the subtle threads that join the distant with the
now, to increase knowledge, to take burdens from the weak, to
develop the brain, to defend the right, to make a palace for the
This is real religion. This is real worship.