Spirituality and Sin

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Spirituality and Sin

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Spirituality is for some reason viewed by christians as sin. I have talked to people several times who believe me to be from hell...
Why? Because I aknowledge my own wisdom, my own greatness and my own power. And that is just not right, is it?
You are supposed to be small, to be a sinful nothing, who are forgiven even though you don't deserve it. Well, if you want to be a nothing in this life... be my guest! We have our free will, that is our privilege.
But I intend to recognice myself as big, actually as HUGE.... And through me flows unlimited love and light... If you don't want to share it, and if you don't want to shine, it is up to you. Just close your eyes and pretend it's still dark. It is your desicion...
... Because You are GOD also.


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Re: Spirituality and Sin

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Miriamkhalifa wrote:Spirituality is for some reason viewed by christians as sin.
[face=Comic Sans MS]I am not sure where you get this from. Certainly the Christian circles that I move in would recognise a persons sprituality, and I doubt they would call it sin, certainly I have never heard it so. Perhaps your statement is too much of a generalisation and should read 'some Christians may see'......[/face]
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Yes, I agree with Hepzi here. All religion is surely about spirituality, but it does worry me that your spirituality is very much a celebration of ME - which is exactly what is wrong with Western materialism, in my view. Spirituality should also care for other people, I would think. Certainly recognise the Goddess within you, but not purely for celebrating the ME inside you.
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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Very very well put LiL!!! I have had a lot of discussions in the holist circles here in Norway where it is all about freedom for the individual. No responsibility for anyone else whatsoever.

That doesn't make sense to me. What about the freedom in sharing? Freedom in giving and recieving? The freedom to do something meaningful?

But my opinion is that we should recognize our own greatness - to be able to see our power to do well, for others, for the community, and the world. :D
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Your original post made me think of the old magician, Aleistair Crowley - in the community he founded (Thelema), the motto was "Do what you wilt, shall be all of the Law" - a very egocentric attitude to say the least.

It does seem natural in our Western materialist philosophy of consumerism that self-obsessed spiritual movements do prosper - even mainstream Christianity seems to be moving towards a direct personal relationship with its god, as opposed to the original way of intervention by a priestly caste.

Nothing wrong with self-development, of course, but not at the expense of the rest of society. And by recognising the greatness within yourself, I guess you can then discover the greatness within others, both human and animal, who share the planet with you.
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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The key lies in the recognition of that we are all equally grand :)

Alistair is very interresting, would love to read up about him!
"One band, two oil barrels, three chords, four dreams, five lies, six ties, seven deadly sins and eight ways to stay alive. They know who you are, they know where you live, they're the Kaizers Orchestra~"

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