Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Religion and other lies we call History, Installment 1


         Chapter 4 & 5 of Life today the Real Story

Save every installment and you will have the complete story of Religion and other lies we call History: We are so fond of saying in regards to the horrors of war and annihilation, that we must not forget History or we are doomed to repeat it. 

So too, we must in kind, remember the History of personal sacrifice. We must remember what worked in our ultimate march to victory. We must remember what it took from every citizen to persevere. If we do not we are doomed to failure.

Before we go on to other problems and insights, the thoughts of one more person deserves note. During the 14th century there was an explosion of mystics. One of particular interest, in light of what we are experiencing today, is from Germany.

Meister Eckhart, (1260-1327), was a Dominican friar. He was also a brilliant intellectual that lectured on Aristotle’s philosophies at the University of Paris.

 In 1325 however, his teachings brought him into conflict with the Archbishop of Cologne. The Archbishop to no ones surprise at the time had him arraigned for heresy.

 He was charged with denying the goodness of God. He was also charged with teaching that God was born in the soul as many famous philosophers believed. They were particularly bothered by the fact that he was teaching about the eternity of the world. 

Meister Eckhart was a poet and completely enjoyed paradox, and metaphor. While he believed that it was right and rational to believe in God, he denied that reason alone could form any adequate explanation of Devine nature makes sense huh.

The final proof of a knowable thing is made through either the senses or through the intellect. As far as God is concerned, there is neither sensory nor intellectual perception.

 This is because he lacks, even according to all known scripture, any form known to us. God was not a being whose existence could be proved, like any other object known to man. 

Therefore, declared Eckhart, he was nothing, Whoa. Oddly enough, that is the final feeling of every believer and non believer, think about it. All 3 of the great Religions in the end, leave it up to you.

 This is precisely because no one has ever seen him. None of the 3 is even allowed to depict, or name him, Sooooo? To be continued tomorrow!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

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