Monday, November 20, 2017

Creepy

Daily Draw: Ananda Tarot ~ Tower

Ananda's viewpoint of the Tower is as an opportunity to reach deep within ourselves and work to reach better understanding of our own spiritual dictates and options. And learn from history.

A pretty big price tag... when the bedrock of what we were taught to believe as children is in conflict with hundreds of other belief systems.
Speaking for myself I had blinders thinking what I was taught was the only way.
Then I got older and thought they all have the same story with different name for the hero.
Then I got older and developed a total aversion to religion and its ludicrousity.
Forgive my sins rather than face the consequences? The consequences of our actions is the biggest life lesson there is.
Say prayers to get us out of life's jams?
Maybe someday I'll make full circle but it will never be to clasp religion to my bosom.

I wonder if vacation bible school still allows adults to take six year olds out to the backseat of a car to mumble acceptance to gods? Creepy; and rude and unfair to children who don't know enough to make that kind of life decision. Weird and creepy.

2 comments:

  1. My Tower moment with religion was a day when I was about 11 or 12 and watched my Mother weeping in Church because she was a devout Catholic and was not allowed to take the holy sacrament because she was on birthcontrol pills. Any more babies would have killed her and the priest told my parents that it was in God's hands. Well maybe so but not the God I could respect. Leave me and my sibs without a Mother?

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  2. Reminds me of a quote:
    The relationship of religion to truth is like that of a menu to a meal. The menu describes the meal as best it can. It points to something beyond itself. As long as we use the menu as a guide we do it honor. When we mistake the menu for the meal, we do it and ourselves a grave injustice.
    —Rabbi Rami Shapiro

    Seems there have been quite a few grave injustices by his definition.

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