Is religion another field that fictional authors just feel that they can partake in?
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Just out of interest "most religions" means what? And your knowledge of "most religions" comes from what source? Now I am not saying I disagree with you, but such an authoritarian position must offer some relation to experience. Teach me.
Tuition in the school of experience is expensive, I suggest that you simple grow a brain. After you have accomplished this then you can learn how to use it. My source of course would be me, since I learned how to use my brain almost fifty years ago!
There is a lot of truth to religion being the "opiate of the masses."
Right on. let us keep questing
Right on! That includes languages, both symbolic and literal. Some religions castigate others for worshipping the "Great Spirit" or "Allah" instead of God. Excuse me? They're the same beingness by a different name.
Great point. The word "god" is a title, like king or president, it is not the proper name of a diety.
In fact, my father in law, George Lindbeck, a world renowned Christian theologian, wrote about religions as languages of belief in his book The Nature of Doctrine. It shows a path to mutual respect for differences that seem irreconcilable.
Beautiful - but is it only "out there," or is it not also "in here," inside each of us, as well.
I would think that would depend on us and that which is greater.
Sidkemp and graceinus , you both completed the whole concept of religion and that too with such an unique brevity. So wonderful !
I think it is a valid question and it has been asked by many. No need to be insulting; let kindness be your pen. :)
Let us see if my pen was kind. Let us not judge but see truth. I would like very much for this to be a sincere inquiry into the concept of variation in proclamation. It it is I shall raise this man up.
Thanks, I am a firm believer of God, but you may have been misunderstood, which is understandable, because you cant tell someones tone from text, well this was not a question for me to attack religions but rather yet learn about there coming about
MIa Culpa. So why the reference to fiction writers?