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Lymis – Except male and female are not opposites. They are complements. And male people and female people are more than just their genders, and share far more similarities than they do differences. (And of course, there’s far more to gender than a simple binary, no matter how you frame it.)
Other than that, I was pretty much with you.
Sorry, an habitual choice of wording. I was hoping that “infinite multitude of permutations and manifestations” might cover it.
Complementary Otherness, it is then.
Lymis – Thanks! I like that.
God becoming aware of God is Self.
Self reflecting upon Self, is the seed of creation.
Losing track of Self is man’s dilemma. The sense of personal ownership, is the mother of death. It is a false understanding.
My rule of thumb in sorting it all out, relies on detecting shadows.
If a god casts a shadow, it can not be God.
Satan is an illusion.
Male and Female translates to a tension of opposites. The possibility of opposites, is the foundation of Universe. The infinite multitude of permutations and manifestations.
The only real problem is loosing track of the Eternal. The seamlessness of Self.
And perhaps, evolution is moving the ideal toward androgyny.
A more perfect reflection of Christ.
The sex part is just what goes on down here in the trenches while we wait to see what is next.
Probably have to put the Bible down for a minute to entertain this.
Main thing is that we don’t judge. Having opinions, “for or against”, postpones revelation.
Bottom line, an open heart and generous spirit.
brmckay – “cultivate a hunger to know the eternality of our very being…No real curiosity about the nature of God.”
Jill – That is such a beautiful statement, and one which does seem to create a marked distinction– from those who are all about this hunger and those who couldn’t care less. It helped me just now to understand why I often do not relate with ‘religious’ people and ideologies, and why that is ultimately more than ok.
Yes! thank you.
John Shore – But when the day is done, I know how true it is that ultimately 99% of what I’m doing is blocked by the intractable truth that there is no bridge between … . Well. Let’s just say that when it comes to God’s football team, the varsity and junior varsity teams don’t exactly play on the same field.
It seems to me, the problem is, the 99% are so caught in the storyline, rules, purposes, questions of right and wrong, etc.; they don’t cultivate a hunger to know the eternality of our very being.
No real curiosity about the nature of God. Just memorized and ritualized response to stimuli.