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Friday, October 26, 2012

What is the function of religion?



Perhaps the function of religion
Has got something to do
 

With the function of love. 

But what is love?
 

Perhaps love
Is not an act
Or a mindset.

 
Perhaps love
Is a positive, inclusive energy
 

Which we choose to channel.
 

The function of religion, therefore,
Must be to close that channel
By insisting
 

That negative, exclusive energy is better.
 

The function of religion
Is to suppress love.

 

Religion is where love is not.

So what is our choice

In this New Age?
 

Our choice might be 
To affirm spirituality.
 

Our choice might be
To affirm spirituality
 

With the religion taken out.
 

Religionless spirituality
Is free spirituality.
And to be free is to be God.
 

God is not religious.
God is bigger than that.
 

God is love.


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2 Comments:

Blogger Immortal Beloved said...

Thank you, Alcuin. I have really enjoyed reading this post. Everything that you've said here is congruous with my beliefs and feelings. That is how I see spirituality, too.

You offer such good insight on your blog. I visit and I feel warmth. Plus, it's a lot of fun. :)

7:57 pm  
Blogger Grammie said...

Amazing writing...really makes one think about so many things. Thanks.

1:58 pm  

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