Thinking tonight about how vitally important religion is for so many people in this world. All of the great traditions have sheltered so many hurting and afraid people for thousands of years. This is worth remembering when we feel the (rightful) need to tear it down or take it apart in pursuit of truth, beauty, and love.

In that, I think I’m wondering if and how religion can be seen as a bed of flowers to be weeded as opposed to a few flowers to be picked out of a bed of weeds. Thoughts?

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@vishnu flowers and weeds. Who gets to decide? Wildflowers in a wild, "untended" meadow can be magnificent; but all of those wildflowers would be "weeds" to be purged if they came up in someone's front lawn.

I think you may be wondering about "religion" as a system of beliefs/practices, and then finding flowers and removing weeds according to what is helpful for each person might make sense.

However, correct me if I am wrong: it all belongs. Reality right now is just reality right now.

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