Are we each trying to make our representation…

Are we each trying to make our representation of religion good? – Religion as: ‘the psychological process which continuously reconnects what we know and what we believe to our thoughts and actions.’

“In The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran, Almustafa, a wise and gentle teacher is about to leave the city where he has lived for twelve years and return home. The people of the city gather and ask his final advice on many topics: Love, Marriage, Giving, Joy and Sorrow, and a number of others. Near the end, a priest asks him to speak of Religion; he says, ‘Have I spoken this day of aught else? Is not religion all deeds and all reflection…?’ Or to phrase it less poetically, ‘”all actions and all thought’,”

“If we use this idea, we can further define ‘religion’ as: ‘the psychological process which continuously reconnects what we know and what we believe to our thoughts and actions.’ This definition is neutral; it does not differentiate between good and bad. It is up to us to make our religion good.”

Bruce D. Aikin – SEE – http://www.religioustolerance.org/rel_defn2.htm

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