There exists no individual or religion exempt from culpability as even the congregation most-absent
apparent criteria for inclusion- is still a congregation and by definition remaining exclusionary to some,
even if only attributable to geographical distance. In the event our intentions where somehow pure
religion knows our applications can never be fully without reproach. Religion misinterprets the
ramifications of this inescapable fallibility through explotation of base fears in application to self-serving
interests most earthly.
Back to the Beginning…
The chicken or the egg?... Violent conflict first or religion?... Early conflict among
humans found base in the debate over what can fairly be claimed as one's own, and
what must be shared. Religion arrived before religion could be understood and was
applied in an effort to legitimize claims to land and resources. What was once early
humanities’ employment of tactics to assure respect for boundary eventually became
the tactics of genocide and expansion. Justification could be found through religion
employed as accomplice.
The notion of equality, as it was understood up to this point then
regressed to a concept perceived applicable to one's own tribe, race
and/or belief. Physical boundaries became fortified through the
development of doctrine unique to a people contained within the
unspoken confines of any one or more shared beliefs. As religion
tried to reconcile all that is evil it usurped the diligent Historian who
would otherwise seek rational explanations of events. In process, a
very new institution became distracted and began to detach from
both service to physical life and higher purpose. Religion as a
unifying force was lost and that which remained- and that which
remains- is little more then a tragic distortion of evolution.
Righteousness perceived captured provides the illusion of shelter from volatile forces
while simultaneously imposing stealth stagnation upon the individual pursuit of
meaning and purpose. Aversion to change renders religion an abstraction burdened
by a muddled mess of assumptions anchored in the past. In an effort to augment the
illusion of relevance, religion turns to the flexibility of resource already exported to
another realm to be resurrected for the purpose of a customized doctrine featuring
flexibility lying within a proclaimed license to interpret motive to original cause.
Aggregate religion defaults set to the incorporation of social structures often
long ago passed and/or inclusion of toxic residuals still existent. Perceiving
universal principles at play many seem to search for the irrevocable and
everlasting only to become stuck in the perception that meaning acquires
definition through the elements of life believed subject to confinement.
Through frustration and misunderstanding many often perceive the life-time
assignment to be that of causing no harm....the sedation this requires
invariably equates to a blasphemous interpretation of Creations intent
Righteousness perceived captured provides the illusion of shelter from volatile forces while simultaneously imposing stealth stagnation upon the individual pursuit of meaning and purpose.