Re: Teaching from other voices
Jul 25, 1996 04:31 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
>I define religion as institutionalized spirituality,
> and those who ascribe to
>it should be.
There is a case to answer given your definition.
> I have never had anything but bad experiences with them and
>neither have my friends. They have damned near driven my girlfriend to
I would comment that anything which claims to be, or represents itself
as (either explicitly or implicitly) as intitutionalized spirituality
can and does do serious harm to many people. I would also comment that
spirituality cannot, IMO, be institutionalized. So once again I say
that what you are describing as religion is, in fact, nothing of the
kind, but a human invention for the purposes of people-control.
I wrote a small booklet called "True Religion" which I will try to dig
out, revise, and upload.
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