Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
"If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?"
Thursday, October 16, 2014
“A religion is as much a progressive unlearning of false ideas concerning God as it is the learning of the true ideas concerning God.”
-- Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
"Then, from the throng withdrawn,
the chosen priests his entourage,
to the topmost peak of the divine ascent.
Yet he encounters God not,
he sees God not
(for God cannot be seen),
but sees alone the place on which He dwells.
This is the sign, I think,
that the most divine
the most sublime
one can see or know
are symbols only,
subordinate to Him who is Himself
transcendent to them all;
that they are pointers to His presence
who is beyond comprehending..."
--Pseudo-Dionysius, 6th century Syrian monk