When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
Even writing the above words filled me with a sense of nausea. Given the attitude and dealings of the Catholic church over the last couple of millennia I’m sure there is more than enough evidence that Religious Abuse and Trauma are real. And let’s face it Jesus was crucified by his own people, the Jews for acting against the Tora. So you know what I’m talking about is hardly new. Of course in contemporary culture, western media is far more likely to be going on about Islamist Fund-a-Mentalist than unpacking where religious dogmas have got us to in the last few thousand years.
More interestingly though especially in regards to the Catholic church they are all too aware of the limitation of their own dogma as the musings of Father José Gabriel Funes The Vatican Astronomer who states “we can’t put limits on God’s creative freedom”
So why would you? So many of us walk round with strange unfounded beliefs based on all sorts of religious indoctrination. Whether you be a monotheist, polytheist or something else.
I am in no way anti-religion. In fact quite the opposite I think that we should all have methods means and ways to ground our spirituality into the 4D, in fact, I think it is one of the most powerful things that you can do. All I’m saying is that we don’t have to be so dogmatic about it. Even in recent years the imposition of Yoga and Meditation as the cure-all for everything that is spiritually ailing you seems to be taking on a somewhat dictatorial element in our current lifestyle lense much like aerobics did in the ’70s and eighties. Oh yes, you know what I am talking about.
When I talk about Religious Abuse what I am really talking about is how much of our spiritual and emotional power is given away even before birth. That we are born into a spiritual system that already seems to label us as something subservient to something other than ourselves. That we are not all-powerful beings of a divine nature. Whether it’s the concept of original sin, sacrificing your children, having to name your child after a great prophet or even accept that life is suffering. All of the above denote a tone of unworthiness within the human condition and its bullshit.
Of course, divine truth can be found in all of the ancient scriptures, yet how many of those have been corrupted to serve the power-hungry and loathsome attitudes of the power-hungry?
Now more then ever it’s time to find your own way. To take in the awesome and behold yourself as the magical, divine and emotional creature you are, that is able to transmute pain and elevate to joy and emit love. Yes, all of that. #justsaying Even now the religious quest is used as reason and justification for all sorts of anti-human atrocities. From the Crusades to ISIS.
If your looking ante-dote to all the madness you can check out Nature Of God By Alan Watts.