This is from a post in Reflections of a Happy Old Man
Monday, June 12, 2006
"He who binds to himself a joy
Doth the winged life destroy
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in Eternity's sun rise."
(Blake, Erdman 470)
Only the creative event is to be worshiped.
The Bible is the created good.
All tribes are created good.
Religious organizations are created good.
Theologies, ideologies are created good.
These things are all manmade artifacts.
What is to be worshipped?
The Creative Event!!
Not the Bible: George Fox: "we have heard what Jesus and the Apostles say, but what doth thou say?"
Not a tribe: Joseph Campbell: their chief attribute is the limit of positive affect to members and of negative affect to non-members.
Not a religious organization: Gandhi: "if I ever found a truly Christian church, I'd join it."
So what should you worship: "the Vision of God that thou dost see...." (from Everlasting Gospel, Erdman 524)