turtle wrote:is it anti-religious to believe in a new god?
For many, it is against organized religion to believe in a new god though I daresay that there are those in the church (any denomination) who see the beauty and the power in destroying and reconstructing the god they 'see'...going beyond ...
But it's of the utmost importance I think for us to lose our pre-conceptions and the way in which we view a deity. With too much automatic belief and knowing, I think we sacrifice and lose the beauty and the meaning which can be found - by not
letting go of our juvenile/dogmatic god and going in search of one who becomes far greater as we lose the god we've held in our view. Whether or not there is a god, what may come to us is one which is far greater and numinous and transcendent than any god which we've ever believed in. But sadly enough, we don't want to walk out of that tunnel. Walking into the light is far too uncomfortable for us to bear.
In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.”
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl