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.
“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?”
― John Keats, Letters of John Keats
“I HAD a dove and the sweet dove died;
And I have thought it died of grieving:
O, what could it grieve for? Its feet were tied,
With a silken thread of my own hand's weaving;
Sweet little red feet! why should you die -
Why should you leave me, sweet bird! why?
You liv'd alone in the forest-tree,
Why, pretty thing! would you not live with me?
I kiss'd you oft and gave you white peas;
Why not live sweetly, as in the green trees?”
― John Keats