Thursday, July 28, 2011

religion

Everyone has a personal religion. It is the life of the spirit.

When people group together, personal religions interact and organize around the commonalities of interest into shared religions.


Eventually shared religions become a substitute for spiritual life. They become a place to pay penance or to make appeals to that which is already all ways within us always, that for which our personal spiritual life is its own expression.

When one is in a shared religion, there is always a tension between the group belief and the personal belief. There is always a compromise. Other people's dances are never quite our own.

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