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Don't you see the conflict...

Posted to Poetry and Politics




..inherent in that? "God" speaking to someone. If we choose to use a word that describes what has been called a 'spiritual' or 'mystical' experience, we mere mortals always choose "god"....i.e., the Christian peoples. The Jewish people refered to 'yaweh'...the name that couldn't be spoken. The American Indians refered to that experience as 'the great Spirit'...Hindus have used several words describing that mystical experience, they have even 'made' several gods out of it....the Buddhists generally do not speak of "god" but rather define the communion with the mystical/spiritual state as Nivana....

As you may deduce thru that, "God" is an insufficient word to describe that spiritual realm that many people have been 'witness' to....

No matter what word is used to define this state of pure bliss, those that have experienced it, depending upon their culture, have felt the need to communicate what they have experienced, (Christians call it 'preaching'...), and have tried to put this experience into words that hopefully most people around them would understand....what better way than to say "He spoke to me"? Even though no thing was 'spoken', but only shown.

Do you still think me a cynic?