Thursday, October 11, 2007

My God Can Beat Up Your God

I found this blog through the BlogRush link to the left. Like all mythic based religion, the writer claims to have learned that Allah is not Her Jehovah (although she doesn't say how). Her God is clearly separated from any other false God. You'd be hard pressed to find a more dualistic perspective, except perhaps from same mythic consciousness found in Islam and every other fundamentalist religion. It is, after, the level of consciousness that determines fundamentalism, not a particular religion.

This is a consciousness that divides and separates, that seems concerned with God's wrath and God's love in about a 60/40 split.

I wonder, as I looked for healthy amber/blue aspects of the writing, how later stage consciousness communicates with this thinking? It's certainly not a matter of telling them they have a limited perspective. That would just be preaching at them while they're preaching at me.

It's got to be exposure to later stage consciousness in their own lineage, in this case, later perspective Christianity. People like Father Thomas Keating, and Br. David Steindl-Rast who talk about Contemplative Christianity and embodying Christ-Consciousness within themselves. It's also partly about creating disorienting dilemmas that cannot be answered by their present stage of consciousness. It is also, I think, more attention to being "Christ-Like" through the New Testament, as opposed to the "Angry-God" consciousness so prevalent through the old testament.

Last, there is only love, because we are all God's creatures and we are not separate: we are one.

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