Being Religious – Beautiful? – Dialectic Two Step
Question: What is the most beautiful part of being religious?
Response: Religion means to reconnect with the divine.
I would say that beauty is secondary, and possibly an obstacle, to it’s purpose. If you wish to acknowledge the divine, then you must acknowledge everything. Beauty, ugliness, good, evil, light, dark, and so on are all part of creation.
The divine is and must be vast, intimidating, and wondrous. So,words fall short. But, if I must answer the question, I would say the most wonderful thing religion has to offer is the pure bliss of surrendering into the all encompassing thusness of the universe.
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Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. - Octavio
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