Seeds

2017-06-12 - Summing up, leaving theology - stone age gods and greek metaphysics - behind :

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Seeds

They tried to bury us. They don’t know we are seeds …
— Dinos Christianopoulos

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Obviously we need a better understanding of the world than what religions teach.

    - We must discard theology: gods, angels, demons, unicorns and fairies of the past
    - to understand the stars and galaxies, computers and DNA of today

On this last page, I suggest we work together, rather than me writing alone 

As you know, I like to start with Alfred North Whitehead's statement of Jesus’ vision

 - a new Galilean humility:

"It does not emphasize [God as] the ruling Caesar, or the ruthless moralist, or the unmoved mover. It dwells upon the tender elements in the world, which slowly and in quietness operates by love; and it finds purpose in the present immediacy of a kingdom not of this world. Love neither rules, nor is it unmoved; also it is a little oblivious as to morals. It does not look to the future; for it finds its own reward in the immediate present.”
                                                                          -- Process and Reality, Alfred North Whitehead


   … more coming ...
        We are seeds.
               We are sowers. … for a kingdom "not of this world" ...
                    This was also one of the Master’s favorite similes.    
                          Sometimes I think I hear his laughter when I finally catch on and understand ...  


Suggestion: meet at my apt the first Sunday of each month ??

   —  start with a little Evensong for Atheists, pot luck supper ??

   — and then put our heads together in discussion ...

Write me at garethharris@mac.com.   , see map / contact  link 

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A parting note: As I grew older I became aware of a process of which I am a part:

We all started out as seeds, eggs. Somewhere in our growth, we broke out of our shell.
We continue this process, breaking through shells and walls, eliminating the separation
between those close to us and even eventually those far away. 
Finally there is one great barrier between our growth and the universe - our self. 
Many cling to the notion of the self, the I, ME, wanting to believe in an afterlife somewhere else.
That is a great
 barrier to our emotional and spiritual growth, 
    because life is here, now, not somewhere else, later.
We may borrow and encapsulate life for a while, but eventually like a bird, 
eventually we must set it free and return it, not as ME but as part of life everlasting.

Finaly dropping my last barrier - me, I have fallen in love with our mother - the universe:

pulchra es, amica mea — you are beautiful my beloved
from Song of Solomon


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