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bellatrys
bellatrys
The biggest problem imo with organized religion
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bellatrys From: bellatrys Date: December 7th, 2009 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Nobody agreed on what Spinoza was really saying,

when I was in college. (Of course, nobody agreed on what Aristotle had been saying, or Plato, or Thomas, either...) But yeah, abstruse.

OTOH, the sense of a dissolution of self in a union with The Divine is a major and common theme in Western Christian mysticism, so not as entirely alien perhaps as surface appearances.

And (tho' like most things not absolute nor consistently-held) the notion of personal immortality is not accepted by all Jews, despite monotheism, and there's a lot of theological fusion going on between the Jewish and Buddhist traditions these last decades.
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