Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Friday, September 27, 2013

Beloved Children of God

Religion is for the sake of divine union, not social order, yet the powers that be always want to use it for maintaining social order. This pollutes much of religion's goal and purpose.

In fact, it makes you anal retentive after awhile, to use Freud’s rude phrase, because you can never be happy with life as it is, which is always filled with handicapped people, mentally unstable people, people
of other and so-called false religions, irritable people, gay people,  and people of totally different customs and traditions. Not to speak of wild nature, which we have not loved very well up to now. Organized religion has not been known for its inclusiveness or for being very comfortable with diversity. Yet pluriformity, multiplicity, and diversity are representative of the only world there is! It is rather
amazing that we can miss, deny, or ignore what is in plain sight everywhere.

Salvation is not sin perfectly avoided, as the ego would prefer; but in fact salvation is sin turned on its head and used in our favor. That is how transformative divine love is.   Richard Rohr


Oh God
It is easy for me to be thankful
That you love
Those people
Those handicapped
Mentally unstable

Those Gays
Those Republicans J
Those “wild” people

Wow you are so amazing!


You mean I need to add myself to the list?
Well of course I do

And I need to understand
That for you it is not amazing at all
Because you see us all

As your beloved children

And all you want is to love
And be loved

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