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Lamb of God (Everything that lives is Holy)
The Human Condition
Garden Buddha: changing seasons (photos)
God dies in Catholic Country
is NOTHING sacred?
'I believe in angels' ~ ABBA
'I don't believe in Beatles' ~ LENNON
'Don't believe in yourself
Don't deceive with belief' ~ BOWIE
Some more quotes you might like to consider:
"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."
(Thomas Paine, Age of Reason)
"Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions. The criticism of religion is, therefore, in embryo, the criticism of that vale of tears of which religion is the halo.
Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers on the chain not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and pluck the living flower. The criticism of religion disillusions man, so that he will think, act, and fashion his reality like a man who has discarded his illusions and regained his senses, so that he will move around himself as his own true sun. Religion is only the illusory sun which revolves around man so long as he does not revolve around himself. "
"You can find things in the traditional religions which are very benign and decent and wonderful and so on, but I mean, the Bible is probably the most genocidal book in the literary canon. The God of the Bible - not only did He order His chosen people to carry out literal genocide - I mean, wipe out every Amalekite to the last man, woman, child, and, you know, donkey and so on, because hundreds of years ago they got in your way when you were trying to cross the desert - not only did He do things like that, but, after all, the God of the Bible was ready to destroy every living creature on earth because some humans irritated Him. That's the story of Noah. I mean, that's beyond genocide - you don't know how to describe this creature. Somebody offended Him, and He was going to destroy every living being on earth? And then He was talked into allowing two of each species to stay alive - that's supposed to be gentle and wonderful."
"Monotheism is the primitive religion which centers human consciousness on Hive Authority. There is One God and His Name is _______ (substitute Hive-Label). If there is only One God then there is no choice, no option, no selection of reality. There is only Submission or Heresy. The word Islam means "submission". The basic posture of Christianity is kneeling. Thy will be done."
( Timothy Leary, The Intelligence Agents)
[The author, an ex-Xtian, erstwhile Existentialist, lapsed Buddhist, who explored Hinduism, sampled Sufism, doubts any 'ism' & is now an unashamedly Zealous Agnostic (I honestly don't know but I do care) with neo-Shamanic tendencies ~ trance-dance, anyone?]
"We say God and the imagination are one...How high that highest candle lights the dark." (Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour, Wallace Stevens))
(Sand Mandala, a cosmos created painstakingly grain by minute coloured grain, then, when complete, completely swept away...)
"stedfast rest of all things, firmly stay'd
---- Upon the Pillars of Eternity"
(Spenser: The Faerie Queene)
with this foundation of