The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76614   Message #1359967
Posted By: Bill D
17-Dec-04 - 04:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: God or Not quiz
Subject: RE: BS: God or Not quiz
No, *daylia*, when I read the Bible, the Koran, the Bhaghavad-Gita...or even stuff like Ohaspe or the Urantia Book, I would not use language like 'spiritual discernment', as this implies that I am recognizing a spititual realm.

If I find items of interest and thought provoking concepts, I simply call them that, and avoid loaded words. A very large amount of our attitudes and beliefs are molded and shaped and guided by the words we use to describe our experience, so if one is exposed to words like 'spirituality' and 'higher conciousness' on a regular basis, and then begins to USE them in discussions, they are somehow granted a form of reality, whether or not the users have any notion of exactly what they are discussing. Pop-psychologists make a fortune in 'analysis' by creating terminology about presumed conditions, and then offering to cure it, once they have convinced you that it exists....what REALLY exists is the all-encompassing term "psycho-babble"...*grin*

(2 hours worth of explanations and disclaimers omitted here, as I'd just be....ummmm...whatever the word for "'unpreaching' to the choir" is....)