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?
@vishnu Thank you! I've been listening to a lot of your stuff on Buddhism and it's really got me thinking about these things.
Like, every positive experience I've ever had with religion has involved a sense of connection, and every negative experience has involved a (usually intense) degree of separation. It seems to me that a religion which separates and divides, either by theology, or soteriology, or social expulsion, is always a net negative, no matter it's intentions.
This is an instance for folks who follow The Liturgists Podcast, The Alien Podcast, and other things The Liturgists create.