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Monday, December 26, 2011
Extreme Spiritual Adaptation
And then there is what I call "Survival spiritual Adaptation". This is my story.
After being raised in what I now would call a cult but then considered my religion I was excommunicated from this religion at age 21 because I dared to ask questions. In any religion there are certain questions that cannot be asked without excommunication from that religion. However, I didn't realize at age 21 yet that there aren't ANY religions that are not hypocritical in philosophy and practice on earth. There might be people's individual and personal religions that they make in personal covenants with God but as far as organized religions go at some level or another they are all hypocritical sooner or later. The reason for this is that all religions have to scare you into financially supporting their "Priest or minister class" and the building and maintenance of their churches and church grounds etc. This inevitably creates hypocrisy. So, religions per say don't have to create hypocrisy but whenever you bring money into that religion it becomes hypocritical. So, because of this all religions that use money are by this very reasoning "hypocritical". So then, I think it useful to say there are no monied religions that aren't lies on multiple levels.
So, to have a genuine and sincere covenant with God it must only be between you and God directly. Anything else at some point becomes hypocritical and eventually a blasphemy of your relationship with God. This is what I think most people in religions don't realize. And this is where all the abuses both internally and externally of people's lives in relation to their religions come into being.
So, even though religions do a whole lot of good in socially motivating people to be much more compassionate and less violent as people, it also causes serious breaks of people with their direct relationships with God whenever money (through priest and ministers) comes between the person and their relationship with God and life.
This is one of the reasons why I advocate a personal relationship with God first, and then if you still want to have the social aspect of a church experience that it becomes a secondary experience. In this way with your eyes wide open you see religion and church for what it is and don't confuse it with your personal experience with God.
This extreme personal spiritual adaptation is necessary for clarity in your life. Without this distinction you become like a child for life within your church and never become a self actuating and self disciplined adult in your life. For some people remaining an eternal child not responsible for their own actions might be desirable. However, for me, I prefer to think for myself and to communicate with God directly all the time 24 hours a day.