25 April 2004

Ancient Teachings

The teachings of Jesus, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, etc., all have two things in common:
  1. Using different terms and concepts with the same meaning, they point out the dysfunction in the human condition and,
  2. they illustrate how to live in a higher state of consciousness.
Too many didn't quite understand the message though, so the truth was distorted as "superstructures of religious beliefs" were built throughout history.

Those beliefs became the sole source of some people's identities, and it is those people who are the biggest source of the insanity in the world today. It is just as maddening as it is sad to hear, or read, people lay claim to one religion that holds life sacred while bashing another that holds life sacred. They then turn around and recommend condone, encourage, or cheerlead the death of all who don't believe as they do.

Has the whole world gone mad?

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