January 11, 2017

Religions

It is clear to me that "religions" are the invention of man, and therefore exhibit all the strengths and weaknesses of human nature. All too frequently theology is based on current knowledge and mythology. A formalized belief system evolves which quickly becomes outdated, because it is based on the unrelenting march of rapidly obsoleting human knowledge. A growing gap thus separates the norms of religious practice from our perceived experience of reality.
  
Yet, in this there is a paradox. Any extended attempt to seek the spiritual must establish a cohesive framework of intellectual and emotional theology. Else it has no lasting virtue.

Let us come together, therefore, to establish a theology that venerates values, rather than the trappings of current knowledge.

Ron
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