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Why Is It?

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Submitted by Seamus MacNemi (United States), Feb 13, 2008 at 18:49

Why is this an argument of or about religion? We are,afterall, seeking the spiritual basis for all of our lives. Is it always necessarily a matter of form or does the G-D of our seeking transcend mere form?

A religion is merely a vehicle, a container or cup within which there is supposed to dwell a spirit. That spirit is suposedly the spirit of the G-D of Anraham. Can we not focus on that spirit instead of constantly bickering about the form of the cup we drink out of?

Fresh spring water is as good served out of a tin can as it is served out of a crystal chalice. One might admire the beauty of the chalice as compared to the tin can but the water is no less refreshing to the soul that thirsts.

Dead waters served from a crystal chalice are just as poisonsous as sewer water. Must we all drink from the sewer of mere formalism?

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