Sparks (or not)
Emitted from the fire, their tiny illumination endures for the briefest of moments…then, they are gone

Questions about religion…

The God/man relationship we are most accustomed to is typified by the Tower of Babel model: man’s attempt, through much labor and perseverance, to reach God.

Is this not the essence of religion? That by doing some penance, obeying some law, performing some ritual or lining up some ducks, we could obtain an audience or gain favor with God?

Almost every major religion presents a path leading to God, with the hope of someday becoming more like God – if we correctly follow the course.

What if there were a religion which started us out where all others promise to bring us? That we have already been created in the image of God, and each of us already uniquely equipped to fulfill one or more of the facets of God’s character?

And what if we were motivated to do good out of acceptance rather than for acceptance?

What if God were pursuing man? That if, from God’s perspective, the God/man relationship were more likened to a romance? That it is God who initiates the whole affair…

…and (gasp) limits himself,  allowing his creation a choice to love back?

Irreverent? Blasphemous? Heretical?

The gallows and the stake have embraced better than me, for questioning less.

Yet God has not consumed me for daring to ask.

4 Responses to “Questions about religion…”

  1. That is what Hinduism preaches….advaita.. which says that “I am him; and he is me” — “Aham Brahmasmi” — I am God

    • Very interesting, Sarah.

      My belief would say “I am in him; and he is in me” and “I am like God” because I am his son.

      I do so value your Eastern perspective and input.

      Some faraway day we may look back and laugh at our attempts to complete the puzzle. 🙂

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    • Interesting that you would leave your calling card on this particular post, DCG. The concept of intimacy was the point I was hoping to make in this piece. Most people view God as an authoritarian, iron-fisted ruler rather than a lover.

      Physical intimacy is a subject I would think you know something about. Can you imagine a lover who desires intimacy with your whole person—body, soul and spirit?

      That’s God (Jesus). And, because of your familiarity with the subject, you are not far from him.

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