What other religions etc. do you have?

by abcde 22 Replies latest jw friends

  • Bridgette

    I tried to reply to this earlier and lost it
    I am including a quote from a philosopher named Krishnamurti with this. People have been attempting to blanket everyone in one reality since the beginning of human history in the name of every god, and even no god (communist atheism). They have always failed miserably, because the human spirit simply doesn't fit the cookie-cutter. Humans will probably attempt this for a while longer, but I believe soon, we will evolve past our need to force everyone to believe or disbelieve the same way.
    Enjoy your journey, abcde. It is yours. as mine is mine, hers is hers, and his, his. I'm sorry if this simple truth bothers some. It simply is.
    "Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path. If you first understand that, then you will see how impossible it is to organize a belief. A belief is purely an individual matter, and you cannot and must not organize it. If you do, it becomes dead, crystallized; it becomes a creed, a sect, a religion, to be imposed on others. This is what everyone throughout the world is attempting to do. Truth is narrowed down and made a plaything for those who are weak, for those who are only momentarily discontented. Truth cannot be brought down, rather the individual must make the effort to ascend to it. You cannot bring the mountain-top to the valley. If you would attain to the mountain-top you must pass through the valley, climb the steeps, unafraid of the dangerous precipices."

  • Bodhisattva

    Perhaps YoYo was thinking of the expression "one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism." I think Paul wrote this, but as a Witness I always got him and that other guy confused. This can be seen as exclusive - as by the Watchtowerites - or as inclusive.

    A biblical contradiction exists, and you need to choose which account you accept: The one where, when his disciples try to prevent someone from speaking because he is not part of their little group, Jesus says, 'whoever is not against us is for us.' The contradiction is elsewhere in his statement, 'whoever is not for us is against us.' Looking at context, I prefer the first formulation.


  • Bridgette

    Hmmm, some very interesting and valid points. Welcome to our humble DB. Kind of like seeing the glass as half empty or half full.

    "Man is this whole universe, -
    What was and what is yet to be"
    from the Rig Veda

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