I just came across this blog on CNN, and it reminded me a lot of some of the recent questions I've seen here and in the other section.
What are your thoughts on his blog? I'm particularly interested in your thoughts about him saying that "no religion ever made it anywhere without mixing things up", and that no one really "owns" these beliefs, religious symbols, and rituals, but I'd love to hear opinions on any of it.
"Something is lost, of course, when yoga is Americanized and Jesus is Hinduized, but no religion ever made it anywhere without mixing things up." I think I agree with the last part of this sentence, but I'm not sure I know what he means by 'something is lost'. I'm not sure I agree with that, unless I'm taking that in a way that he doesn't intend. I don't think we really 'lose' anything when ideas are shared, it just changes. Maybe he didn't mean it that way. I don't know.
I really agree with what you said here, especially "I don't think we lose anything when ideas are shared." I think taking from a religion or practice something that touches you is always a good thing. =)
Answer by KelleyP77 at 8:44 AM on Dec. 8, 2010
Satan would like to believe he owns those that believe Jesus to not be the Son of God.
Couldn't resist, could you, Shan. *sigh*
Answer by KelleyP77 at 2:12 AM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by KelleyP77 at 12:33 AM on Dec. 8, 2010
The ruling elite own everything. Religion, politics, media, our education, medicines, even our food and water supply. As far as religious symbols, rituals and such; those things are natural communication gateways for the entire universe, and they existed long before God or religion was even a word.
Answer by sugahmamma at 5:38 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by Freela at 8:14 PM on Dec. 8, 2010