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    there is no karma - no god in the sky righting wrongs or punishing people.
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    I am the Cat who walks by themself; and all places are alike to me...

    For the cat is cryptic,
    and close to strange things which men cannot see.
    They are the soul of antique Aegyptus,
    and bearer of tales from forgotten cities in Meroë and Ophir.
    They are the kin of the jungle’s lords,
    and heir to the secrets of hoary and sinister Africa.
    The Sphinx is their cousin, and they speak her language;
    but they are more ancient than the Sphinx,
    and remember that which she hath forgotten...


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    No holy book is inherently true to the letter. it cannot be as most have been compiled by humans.
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    I'm not spiritual (anymore) but I've spent a lot of time studying and reflecting upon spirituality/religion as a subject, so while this isn't exactly a random spiritual thought...it's still a random thought on the subject of spirituality.

    I don't exactly have a problem with the concept of faith simply because believing in just about anything requires faith. Believing in the accuracy of accounts of historical events? Faith. Believing in that scientific study that was conducted? Faith - I mean, were you there to witness the way studies were conducted? Do you know who funded the research (thus what biases there were)? Just look at how the tobacco industry funded research that led to A Personality and B Personality types in order to prove that tobacco wasn't causing health problems, but certain personalities were more prone to both health problems and smoking. There's no such thing as A Personality or B Personality types according to present day, modern research. There are also all the "research wars" funded by the food industry with 1 goal in mind: money. Science is sometimes faulty, too. I can't think of many objective absolutes in existence.

    What I have a problem with...is not ensuring that your faith is as accurately placed as it can be. Mistakes and errors have consequences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theablekingedgar View Post
    there is no karma - no god in the sky righting wrongs or punishing people.
    Emotional and rational remorses are punishments already.


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    No holy book is inherently true to the letter.
    Agreed. Like no text is true to the letter by itself, but only compared to a language and culture.

    Not to be PC. I mean, it's just that all people don't have the same idea of what "uncleanness" is.

    And as someone say [insert a kind of sin] has some severity, another will think it's more grave. (some fundamentalist Catholic said mouth kissing a fiancée is sinful, but St Thomas Aquinas said it is not - but in this case the fundamentalists purposedfully lied to me - I hate liars from the very deepest of my heart and I think fundamentalist Catholics don't even deserve to be called Catholics or Christians ) (Selling fake Nike shoes is "bad" but most people do that just to eat every day. Selling fake Christ is way way worse.) Sorry for the outburst. I just hate liars, especially because of my 10+ year experience with these fake Catholics.

    In some cultures you're caught cheating on your wife she leaves you, but in other cultures you're caught cheating on your wife you face death penalty.
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    Just a question for spiritual people - what purpose does spirituality serve? What do you gain from it?

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    I cant remember if I did any posts about the big list of skills or skills acquisition, these were things with a sort of spiritual aspect I read loads about one time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerix View Post
    Just a question for spiritual people - what purpose does spirituality serve? What do you gain from it?
    I feel I obtain a sense of peace and an unconditional love from some place. I suppose it gives me peace to always have that.


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    How can you run from what is inside of you?
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    Church zoom meeting with the one pastor and a few people in about an hour and a half. Should be nice, calming, and centering.
    "And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now."
    -Rilke

    "Expect the end of the world. Laugh. Laughter is immeasurable."
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