Nothing has ever emerged
spontaneously in human culture from a vacuum.
A religion never suddenly appears
to be accepted large number of people.
All religions start from an older
religion which is transformed in an
attempt to better fit the current conceptual
understanding of the collective.
Hebrew religion was built upon
the beliefs of the Egyptian Pharaoh
Akhenaten as well as myths of
Christianity was built by a synthesis
of local religions and Mystery schools.
Islam is built upon the Christian and
Hebrew religions and Arabic tradition.
Vedic Sanskrit, a
classical language of India,
is the liturgical language of Hinduism,
example of a modern religion that has
transfigured Christianity to fit
Septuagint precepts is
A new testament appeared, the book of
Mormon - a rewritten New and Old
Testament, and monogamist Christians
were converted into polygamists.
Rastafari the book of Mormon
appears as a fictional account of the Adventures of Jesus, the
Holy Spirit and
To Mormons the book of Mormon is the 'Word of God' written down by Joseph Smith
when possessed by what he
identified as the Holy Spirit.
The individuals that first accepted
Mormonism were nominally monogamist Christians before they became converted
gung-ho Mormon polygamists.
narrative religions, are "book" based religions.
founded upon a mixture of Christian and
Hebrew literature is the
Elchasaites based upon the book of Elchasai.
This literature gave rise
to cenobitic monasticism precipitated by the Desert Fathers - hermits,
ascetics and monks - who lived
mainly in the Scetes desert of Egypt, around the third century.
Concepts espoused within cenobitic monasticism eventually give rise to
the Discalced Carmelites founded on the writings of
Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y
Ahumada (St. Teresa of Ávila) and
Juan de Yepes Alvarez (St.
John of the Cross) in 1593.
Although Christianity has two main branches they both use
basically the same testament that was decided upon by the
Council of Nicaea.
Protestants take the early Christian writings the Catholics claim are
not heretical and accept
them wholeheartedly without a second thought.
Protestants never stop to
ask the question of whether the 66 books contained in the
Bible tell the whole story
or whether they have been edited,
corrected, redacted, combined, added to, re-edited,
The difference between main stream religion and
"cults" is basically the degree of acceptance by the culture in which the
All aforementioned religions have come from already
accepted religion and that is why they have
large numbers of adherents.
Religious "cults" that are not based
upon existing religious traditions typically do not survive through more than
one or two generations.
Religious "cults" based upon existing
religious traditions that pratice celibacy, like the Shakers,
do not survive through
Joseph Smith chose sex over celibacy and
populated a desert.
tragedies were often
accompanied by clergy who were timidly and quietly complicit with
the destructive government
Reasonable people differ on
how to identify and solve
today's moral issues.
It is unreasonable to claim that Jesus and
the other prophets do
not have something to say about a
doomed, unjust, immoral war; state sanctioned torture;
in the face of genocide and
murder through the death penalty."- Ed Bacon, Rector, All Saints
"We should examine faith
constantly in the sweet light of human reason rather than believing, as the
White Queen said to Alice, "six
impossible things before breakfast."
Faith is only an approximation, like
I am never sure I have the real thing in my grasp.
If I could, I'd
return to early Christianity, before it became a state religion under
its connection to the state, when it was a
company of friends whose inspired leader once said that
the one without sin should pick
up the first stone." - Nora Gallagher
natural world is a Mirror of
By looking in this
Mirror we can see God; we
can see some of the creative
archetypes, all are in the Creator.
journey of the
Eternal Soul to the
Creator begins by looking in a
gnostic way into the Mirror of Nature, and then
proceeds by turning inward to recognize the
Eternity of our Soul, and then
upward into the Creator.
To prove the existence of the
Creator, we do not have to finish the
a complete proof is available at
every level, even the lowest."
Giovanni di Fidanza, Saint
"I doubt Jesus would support the
violent invasions of
the arrest, torture and
imprisonment of innocent people;
tax cuts favoring the
the largest debt in America's history;
not supporting the
military with proper equipment;
cutting veterans' benefits;
higher costs for education, healthcare and housing;
bribery, greed and corruption?" - Greg Garcia
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forged a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
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Way of the Lumière Infinie - a rational gnostic mystery religion based
on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme
leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is
encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer
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