Bible in a Minute.

Check out this groovy clip…..  

Barats and Bereta Bible in a Minute‘   

     I do so love Barats and Bereta. They do several skits portraying the occasional silliness of God’s spokespersons. All in good fun….and, I think, kinda necessary. Freedom of religion is vital because freedom is vital. I’ve noticed alot of church goin’ people in, I dunno, the last ten years say, “Oh, I don’t believe in religion,” thereby distancing themselves from the…well…..goofier aspects of contemporary churchiness. But they have a theistic spiritual practice based on sacred writings and requiring faith. It’s exactly religion. The point of focus might-had-better-instead be on why there is a need to dissociate from 2,000 years of oppression, inquisition, shysters, and “I’m gonna die if my flock doesn’t give me a million dollars” evangelists. Words have actual meanings. Don’t claim to know who’s going to hell and who’s not and say you’re not religious. According to Joseph Campbell;

    “Religion is a system of symbols which attribute meaning and establish powerful, pervasive and long lasting moods and motivations in an individual by formulating conceptions of a general order of existence. The characteristic effect of religious themes and motifs translated into ritual is that they connect the individual to trans-individual purposes and forces.” …Which we can see in the derivation of the word ‘re-ligio’………to re-connect. See……religion’s not so bad. Many of us have heard the quote, ‘Walk with those seeking the truth, and run from those who think they’ve found it.’ Anything we put in stone is going to be wrong at some point for someone or everyone. I prefer the excitement of not knowing everything and continuing to be amazed to the cozy confines of this or that coloring book of reality. I’ve said before, the fact that we exist at all makes everything possible and everything exciting.

      This has been a melange of fact and opinion. Important subject though, considering that there’s a Mormon and a far scarier right wing ideologue in the lead for potential presidential candidacy in one of the two major political parties in this country right now.


~ by edmundsax67 on June 25, 2011.

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