- Religion and Philosophy
Duality in the bible
Much of the bible is highly
symbolic and is metaphors for much more than the literal meaning that it
conveys. There are many levels that one may understand its teachings. The
levels of understanding are as infinite as there are things that exist in the
I wouldn’t say that many ignore the negative scriptures, rather that they are given or taught several different interpretations, which is just where they are at for the moment. However when the physical world is not conforming to their understanding many get highly disillusioned and do not bother to seek the deeper meanings to that which they have learned so far. Kind of like ‘better the devil you know than the one you don’t’. The same would apply for those who only see the positive messages.
It is the duality of our existence that
defines the opposites. Sometimes useful and sometimes not. It is when no
distinctions are made perfection arises because judgement of whether it is
either/or does not exist.
Jesus (and he was not the only one) was a living example of how each and every one of us could live in the world of opposites. Despite the way in which people were governed and the way in which people chose to live their lives under the regimes of the time. He proved that the presence of God is within and not outside of us where in those days and this I might add, most looked to a God that was outside of them. His teachings taught it was not in the rituals, it was not in keeping to the Sabbath or judging the whore etc. It was in dwelling in the presence no matter what is going on in our lives be it perceived as good or bad. We could therefore rise above duality.
The original sin
The original sin as in Adam
and Eve was passed on through the generations and according to scripture Jesus
died for our sins. That is the way they perceived it and chose to record it.
There are several who do understand the metaphorical and symbolic meaning of
the original sin but people still continue to favour the literal meaning of it.
I agree sin is still here as I understand it, but not as most people understand
it. As long as we dwell (for the most part of our lives) in the duality of our
existence and not the oneness it will continue to be that way.
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