Faith, Grace, Acceptance, Annihilation...
…To question individual faith risks eternal damnation yet is often encouraged
simultaneously (You can question your faith but don't question the facts!)....
The embrace of compromise is often seen as spiritual weakness ("true victory is
To acknowledge the legitimacy of practices affiliated with another religion is often
interpreted as a symptom of faith lacking ( failing to fully embrace whatever version
of gospel is so 'abundantly clear').
Mixed Messages and Senseless Dictates
To pursue a higher standard pertaining to advancement
for the whole of humanity would be viewed as one-world
government...evil and as evidence the 'end is near'...
Yet, After All This?...
It is not seen as contradictory to assert it is the intent of a Loving
Creator to eventually destroy the entirety of all humanity...A species
said to have free-will but doomed to piss-off a loving God who knew HE
was going to get really pissed...Divinely Pissed! (to the point of
full-destruction) even before the first human took first breath,
"Sacrilege" you say
...Well no, it's just not a helpful belief/doctrine- not helpful at ALL.
Yet, for many, just such belief is often considered as
evidence of faith, understanding, and exemplary
discipleship. Is this truly the way it was meant to be’?
Regrettably religion is burdened by both- obligations to practical realities and
residual and/or 'founding-superstitions'. Of the latter, many of these irrational
beliefs found genesis (LOL) as explanations to catastrophe in a time when
'science' was not available to suggest alternative context.
Over millennium, aggregate religion has catastrophically failed to recognize
discovery of material truths as relevant to its own evolution- somehow perceiving a
Creator interested only in stagnation.
Meanwhile, all about and all around, a dynamic universe obscures the truth through
blatancy of evidence as the whole of humanity elects to bear the
accumulated weight of persistent and ancient beliefs having little
to gift either logic... or, Creation.
Religion often fails to acknowledge any direct relation to a material world or the
physical being. There is language relevant to the joy experienced in the company of
like-believers while the ‘prime directive’ for all lies in the preparation for an eternal
At some point religion, and religious people, may recognize a lingering belief and/or
practice and assume, though not understood- there must be a purpose. There then
exists a failure to recognize the practice in question may have derived from the
realities of long-ago...Realities no longer applicable or, monumentally modified.
after-life life.,, It is an existence imagined to be exponentially
greater then the joy currently experienced- in the company of
like-minds proclaiming uniform belief.
From these circumstances religious doctrine transforms through the rescue of
superstition from the jaws of extinction- fractionalizing its elements to more potent
forms. It is then polished and recycled for the purpose of strengthening and
perpetuating a doctrine with sights well beyond the path under foot.
Too often religion speaks of the individual only to retreat to the protection of those
things collectively seen and/or believed. It is often frustrating for the individual who
discovers that the language of religion is often unrelated to
Persistent superstition and
equate to a perspective of
applied belief characterized
by a focus upon the intent to
'avoid hell'- as opposed to
pursuit of the 'ideal'.
Avoiding hell later invites hell in the present- better to
suffer in this short life as opposed to the eternity of next.
Mixed Messages and Senseless Dictates
the context of time
Regrettably religion is burdened by both- obligations to practical realities and residual and/or 'founding-superstitions'. Of the latter, many of these irrational beliefs found genesis (LOL) as explanations to catastrophe in a time when 'science' was not available to suggest alternative context.