Sunday, July 22, 2012 11:14:54 AM
jkfld: when you say "Maybe it won't get you anywhere, but it might get someone else who is reading this somewhere." there is no doubt you`re right, although it may not in the sense that you`re hoping.
Love is the way of the future, and anyone can see the world needs more love. Putting others down, `riducling` others, and judging others (especially when based on prejudice), are all detrimental of that end. Through faith and trusting in God, a person can learn very deep lessons of love and help bring them into the open to further that end. Those who are looking to further that will find many valuable veins of wisdom in the Holy Bible to further their search.
Those who deny God can argue all they want, even until their last breath, but fact is that people will trust in God forever. This is something they will need to come to terms with on their own.
Sunday, July 22, 2012 10:41:27 AM
The biblical procedures you listed are abstract exercises in self-abasement and submission to authority. Don't you think it`s odd that those who drilled this stuff into your mind when you were a child happened to be the very ones who held themselves as authorities over you? Can`t you see how they had the most to benefit by your unquestioning submissiveness? Despite all your talk about the evilness of the ego, can`t you see how your compliance to their absurd instructions, your acceptance of their nonsensical assertions, and your enforced ignorance of their sophisticated manipulations worked to feed their ego, their sense of power, and their sense of superiority, all at your expense?