Wednesday, September 19, 2007


JUST A THOUGHT...


Religion is the source of salvation as government is the source of freedom.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heavy...

Tabor

Trace said...

WOW! It could never have been spoken in a better way than this in another thousand years!!
I have lots of catching up to do here, reading; my eyes fell on this straightway...WOW!

Anonymous said...

I dont know anyone who thinks religion is the source of salvation. Religion, as understood by followers, helps administrate relationship with "God"- who is the source of salvation. Government also helps administrate freedom. Government is a sort of social discipline. In the same way that self-discipline can open up time and resources or help focus them on things we really care about making us more effective, government can do this as well.

Trace said...

To Anonymous: I understand what you are trying to convey; however, your concept of religion and government is an ideal one. More often than not, those promoters of religion DO not promote in a way that helps others come to understand relationship with a deity, or higher power than themselves. Instead, more often than not, promoters of religion, cause people to turn from the idea of a loving creator.
Government, as we know it today, absolutley DOES NOT help in administrating freedom! In the United States, we are steadily losing our freedoms through our own government. We are losing our sense of true democracy as a nation. And, this will not encourage us as a free people; either collectively, or on a personal level. Instead, our government causes us to sense the need for retaliation, which in essence, demotes the concept of peace.

Bob Brady said...

Without going into "The Lord is my salvation," one-true-religions, holy wars, heathens, jihads, hells, infallibilities, fatwahs, original sins, inquisitions, infidels, presidents getting war directives from God (who is on our side) and all that spiritual baggage the world has been saddled with for millennia now, I'll just repeat the words of Jesus the poet-philosopher, who said with deep understanding: "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." I'm also reminded of Buddha, several hundred years earlier, lecturing by simply holding up a lotus and smiling; few in the audience understood the lecture. Those perceptive and inquiring few were the ones Buddha sought to reach, as being capable of realizing that they themselves were the source of enlightenment. As of freedom.

Trace said...

Very Nice.