Church is no substitute for religion, Part 2: The Spirituality Gap

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“Religion” is about symbol, myth, and ritual, while “church” is about community, morality/ethics, and ideology/politics. Here in the West, it seems we’ve gotten the church cart before the “horse” of religion. Potlucks and creeds are the outgrowth of religion, not the cause of it. [Read more...]

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D.H. Lawrence on symbols and metaphors

I am currently discovering D.H. Lawrence, who was a kind of proto-Pagan.  I just came across the following discussion of symbols in his Apocalypse.  Written in 1930, Lawrence’s Apocalypse is a re-imagination of the Book of Revelation as a ritual initiation into a pagan mystery religion.  Lawrence speaks of symbols in much the same way [Read More...]

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