I bin posting comments on amazon relating to a book a friend of mine wrote a coupla years back. The posts have been pretty dormant for a while now, but there wuz a whole lotta brew ha ha at first. recently sum thin popped up there and a fairly interesting discussion, revolving more or less around the power of belief and how best to evaluate it, ensued.
within all this came this quote from one of the recent posting: ” . . I have transcended my buddhist background of 47 years, with its emphasis on compassionate care, to the more vital care for the evolution of consciousness and concern for the planet. . . ”
Wow ~ I mean there’s more ~ but how do you even begin to unpack something like this?
If you follow the link above it will take you to the postings ~ page 3 will getcha all caught up mostly. The essence of it from my perspective is: what is a rational response to faith?
There’s a whole lotta fowks pushin spiritual ideals theze daze and my friend’s book focuses on wonna these types in particular. But what tweaks my wheaties is the broader question concerning the interplay between belief, faith, and self awareness.
What is it about human beans that we tend to want to be “saved” ~ like a get out of jail free card in monopoly (always my favorite)? Whether it’s Jesus or the latest snake oil salesmen if it’s too good to be true, but it looks good enough to chew on, we order up the whole meal including dessert more often than not even if we gotta take out a second mortgage to pay for it.
Anyways itz a big open field to romp around in sew eye’ll letter go for now. Anybody with 2 cents is more than welcome to drop em in here.