"Its not a question of whether we need religious institutions (RI) or not, but one of how do the RI's serve, since obviously they exist.
There are at least two answers. First, that people who are more sociable, as opposed to individually self…"
"Yes, Jennifer, we are in agreement. We must use categories in speech, etc in order to think and communicate. What is important is to recall that these are conveniences,not facts. Like looking at a cloud and saying, "I see a horse". Well,…"
"Can we do without such "isms"? This is your question. The answer is multiple. Those who are thoughtful, secure in themselves, compassionate and kind can do without such isms because the sense of self is not in need of shoring up. You may…"
"Yes, absolutely correct.
The real issue is not labels and "-isms", per sebut how people use these to try to dominate others via put downs, scapegoating, prejudice, self criticism, etc. This in turn stems from the psychological need for…"
"Perhaps I am just very naive, but to me, I am Wiccan, polytheistic, and nature oriented. The symbols and images that call to ME are those in nature. The images that I find most striking are things like amazing trees (I feel I can talk to them) that…"
"Where is the human element in this symbol? Has it become so easy to allow technology to determine our totems of the 21st century? Where are symbols of life? Peace? Overstanding the nature of man to create his world to fit his own image, what happens…"
"By my way of thinking each of the ages we are talking about color or flavor all of the activities in that era. This means that there are developments from both the higher and lower centers in every age white carry the overall influence of the age .…"
"@Andrew, intrstg indeed. I translate the indonesian national motto "bhinneka tunggal ika" as 'appearing as many, essentially one' (group: one earth one sky one humankind).
Gita speaks of Gyaani Bhakta or. Wise n Compassionate…"
"Quite right. I think the Buddhist orientation, however is sixth chakra, not third. Nonetheless, the uniting around the heart chakra is essential. I think the symbolism through which this can occur is that of oneness; that we are all each other; one…"
"It appears to me each of these ages in the development of collective humanity follows the developmental pattern of the rise of energy through the human Chakra system.
The Stone age produced religions and spirituality centered in nature and the…"
""If we can do this, anyone can do this".
I don't mean to disagree but only to ask, "How do you know that? What is your evidence. If it CAN be done, how come it isn't being done with more frequency?"
The point is, that…"
"@Andrew i understand your point... I have no answer as yet, but i would like to share a picture with you. I am sure you are familiar with Linga and Yoni representation. About 500 years ago, the dying Majapahit dynasty developed this symbol and…"
IF WE BELİEVE İN GOD WE ARE BROTHERS
My name is called as Engin AKSU. I am the writer myself and living in the city Kütahya in Türkiye. Also I work as a Turkish teacher in my own country. "Divine Brotherhood" was published by Red Lead Press in 2007 and it is open to sales in Amazon.com now.
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