Monday, December 19, 2011

High School (Religion) vs College (Spirituality)

“Whatever you're not changing, you're choosing. When it becomes more difficult to suffer than will change.” Wish more people would/could get that! Wish more people would get that in regards to their religious beliefs and graduate to another level understanding, patience and tolerance.

I like religious people and their beliefs because I was once where they are today, so I can’t criticize anyone for where they are at. No disrespect to anyone’s belief or religious practice but Religion, in my opinion, is just like high school; many people attend, some graduate, a few fail or drop out but not too many go on from there. I know because I went there too. As a society, it’s as if we are stuck in the 12th grade level of learning by repeating the same old belief about God or the Devil. We hear the same old teachers from the Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN), “preaching” the same old messages, from the same old book, only with newer editions and stylish interpreters. Then it’s the dedicated Sunday morning graduates (or the undergraduates) who think they know it all by their viewpoints and indirect judgments. They know all about life and all about their God! They know what’s gonna happen to the “sinners” as well as the “believers”. Then they try and teach their children and their children’s children, the same 12th grade level stuff about Heaven, Hell and a fearful God but with little to no substance or value. Thanks Neale for the substance and value of CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD!

In my view, it is 'spiritual professors like Barbara Marx Hubbard, Dalai Lama, Miguel Ruiz, Gary Zukav, Iyanla Vanzant, Neale Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Ram Dass, Kim Eng, Wayne Dyer, Les Brown, and others like them who has to take humanity into the next stage of ‘religious studies.’ They will help more of us in recognizing another perspective about Life, God and Spirituality, which will reduce differences we have argued over for centuries. Their goal will be to help humanity finish what humanity started in ‘Religious High School’ so that most of humanity can graduate and move into ‘Spirituality College.’ Ijs…

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