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February 19th, 2016

Spiritual Meme Question Three.

3--spiritual transitions: how did you transition from one spiritual phase to another? what thoughts and questions and feelings sparked those transitions? were the individual transitions easy, difficult, painful? have you suffered loss of any kind because of a transition? have you faced someone else's anger and/or disappointment and/or scorn for changing? has a change ever destroyed relationships? have you ever felt angry or disappointed or foolish for having believed in something, once you've transitioned away from one set of beliefs?

I have touched on the first of these questions throughout my jornal, especially in the earliest entries and with tags labelled heritage, spirituality, spiritual direction, and spiritual practice. Read more...Collapse )

Writing prompts: only ones that would be hard for you to answer please! {FULL!} - the eclectic ecstasy of an ecphorizing eccentric

Spiritual Meme Question Four

4--What, if anything, about religion A (place name of any applicable religion here) and it's followers makes you mad? Why? (You don't need to actually place a religion here, just talk about the patterns in any religion). Have you chosen to abandon that religion and/or part of that religion and/or it's followers, why or why not?

Because i value critical thinking more that i do obedience. i get mad (or more likely sad) when religious leaders do the thinking for their followers and the followers accept this.  Yes, i have walked away from churches where i felt a "cult" like atmosphere developing.  And because i feel that the Abrahamic religions are more prone than others to this tendency, i have chosen to look farther East (or farther back in time) for my philosophical and spiritual identification.  Of course, there are humble and gentle guides in every faith and i gravitate toward them if i know they are out there.  Why would i leave?  Because i can't fight systems whose participants see no need for change and it is not worth my time to put up with them.



Writing prompts: only ones that would be hard for you to answer please! {FULL!} - the eclectic ecstasy of an ecphorizing eccentric

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