Dogged by dogma

“What is your religion telling you? How to be a Jew? A Catholic? Or how to be a human being?” ~ Joseph Campbell

Around the world and all through time wars have been waged in the name of religion by institutions that belabour the differences rather than the similarities between the numerous dogmas and religious paths – thus ensuring that those in positions of power remain so. The dogma also gives the tools to exercise influence and control over their congregants. We, in turn, as society cling to the surety, discipline and solid foundation offered by the rules and regulations that in large part are man-made or interpreted and very often forget the essence of what is shared by most religions – the pursuit of Godliness.

“If men thought of God as much as they think of the world, who would not obtain liberation?” ~ Maitri Upanishad

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