A habit of relying on the arcane.
Organized religion: a
bane to world harmony.
in the evolution of kindness.
explanations engendered by primitive reactions to the unknown.
Embracing a perceived
or extolled omnipotence that accommodates a drive for personal
preoccupation for all who dread demise and seek solace in
‘believing’ in order to be ‘safe’ that has a tendency to
abdicate individual responsibility.
An earnest attempt by
earthbound spiritual beings to understand and realize their
potential: to love for eternity.
A coalescence of fears
and accommodations by succeeding generations who deal with them
by perpetuating powerful beliefs.
A relic that will
gradually be subsumed by enlightened enthusiasm with the
beatific awareness’s and expressions of the soul.
- Perhaps the hope
for a more civil world is less a preoccupation with fear and
form than a dedication to truly caring.
conventional religions wisely adhere to arcane rules and
enigmatic answers to keep the faithful compliant.
- Perhaps our drive
for security is so great that we readily embrace platitudes
and rituals that ‘ensure’ our acceptability to a Greater
- Perhaps we create
‘supernatural realities’ to build confidence and maintain
calm; perhaps everyone ‘needs’ a religion to keep fear at
- Perhaps every
religion strives for unity, civility and meaningful
activity; perhaps one day a worldwide bond with common
purpose will be formed from this.
authoritarian interpretations of dogma are usually arrogant
assertions of self-serving egos deceiving themselves and
others in a drive for power and praise.
- Perhaps religion
is now embracing a more enlightened view of humans as
fledgling spiritual entities that can grow by loving, by
appreciating and developing their innate abilities.
- Perhaps an ethic
is evolving that will allow for honest inquiry and growth;
perhaps this magnanimity will respect all and demand nothing
save considerateness, kindness and a love of all creation.
- Perhaps confusion
reigns when souls try to interpret ultimate truths from
without; perhaps by acknowledging the Spirit within the
‘religious’ will share their common bonds more graciously.
- Perhaps when more
and more people realize that every moment is an opportunity
to love, acquiescence to I assumptions and oppressive dogma
will give way to aggressive demands for accommodating
ESSAY ON RELIGION by EDWIN
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