a very thought provoking piece, it also reminded me me that I started a series of posts about what Ms. Eddy borrowed and added to her own variation… maybe I should work on them a bit.
We are surrounded by literalists, by those who have been raised in a society gorged from the teat of the religiously-besotted, by those all too willing to believe what their neighbours believe for the sake of convenience and peace. Also, in growing numbers, are those who recognize that they have no compelling reasons adduced from reality to grant such literal divine agencies any role in their considerations of it. At all.
This is altogether a crying shame.
Although I cannot possibly hope to do the topic justice in a single blog post (or even a series), I think gods (and the rest of the supernatural pantheon) play an essential role in how we think, how our brain physiology produces the kind of language we need to live authentic lives rich in purpose and meaning, and – most importantly – how we gain access to wisdom to carry it out.
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