ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION
The Words of CKjr
Compassion is nurtured in our heart when we see others' choices in a non-coercive light. By freeing them from coercion, we free ourselves.
Why do we have a separation of church and state? Looking more closely, we see the danger of monopoly power as it plays out in secular and religious life.
There is a fundamental and dangerous misunderstanding of the symbolism used in admonishing us to "turn the other cheek."
CKJr examines the question of State vs. the Individual. What does Establishment of Religion say about bodily integrity and collective responsibility?
The idea of a "world religion" for each person on the planet isn't strange or absurd. It's already a fact of life and undeniably true.
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Non-coercion isn't some vague, idealistic principle with little real world value. It is the essence of peaceful co-existence with every person with whom we disagree. If you force me to do something that I know in my heart to be wrong, you have given me the (im)moral authority to do to you what you believe to be wrong. The world is round. Be careful what you roll.CKjr: from We Interrupt This Pogrom
By the time a Sage has something to say really worth listening to, they generally don't care whether anyone is listening or not.CKjr: from You Can't Use Training Wheels in Your High Wire Act
We offer the process and the direction and ongoing guidance so that each person may assemble in their own lives the system that is most relevant now to support their primary work.Tanto: from Collected Inconsistencies
The moment you truly FREE yourself to BE yourself, you are indelibly impressed with the understanding why you must allow others that same freeing experience.CKjr: from Everything I Know I Learned by Unlearning Everything I Know
History is usually written by those who never knew the people who were making history when those people weren't worth writing about.CKjr: from A Royal Flush
No man is not an island.Tanto: from Conversations with the Self-Absorbed
"Religious belief" is what you think you believe before you are ever tried. "Real belief" is the character you show when your circumstances make it more painful to believe than to disbelieve.CKjr: from Ergonomics of Enlightenment
Our Intuition is the Light that illuminates all worlds. Our Mind is the lantern that contains the Light, directs it, and makes it of use to us and all living beings. Today, institutions, societies and our leaders have forgotten the Light and established a brutal world-wide worship of the lantern.CKjr: It's An Appalling World Afterall
We must become as adaptable as the virus to mutate to the most efficient form of resistance to imperfection.CKjr: from I Know I Never Said That
The world as it has been held out for us to admire and believe in is not the world as it really is. Even less does it reflect absolute Reality. To accept it as true is to assume we will be expertly guided by a fun house mirror viewed through a kaleidoscope.CKjr: from I Hope You Don't Get the Joke
Practice is not reserved to good days and holidays. It is insisted on all days.Tanto: from For Crying Out Loud
Orthodox Christianity has it backwards, it seems. The words of Jesus weren't true because He spoke them. He spoke them because they were Truth.CKjr: from Immune to Reason
Our interactions with the world exist within a vast Hall of Mirrors, which infinite reflections mask the original image to all but the most discerning.CKjr: from If I'm So Bright, How Come I Don't Shine More?
Have no concern searching for what you "should" be doing. Instead, do with intention and skill that which is clearly placed before you in your life. That is what you should be doing at this moment.CKjr: from Like a Dear in the Headlights
It is not within our hands to assure final victory. But to prepare the way for the possibility of final victory, that most certainly is.CKjr: from When in Doubt, Escalate Your Efforts