Is this what you are seeking to draw towards you, more like minded individuals who through their own similar beliefs look to change the world more to your liking?
with others involved, there is no I, only our.
You're mixing words..
The point is, that you are like the 99% you claim to have knowledge of in that you seek security within the beliefs of your own ideals regardless of how far you have taken yourself into the knowledge and experience of it. If you have room to grow than why make assumptions at your present level of experience?
If you feel you have that right then why not give that freedom and right to all others? What makes your personal Jihad most
righteous? The rationalization that you face a majority that seeks to change the world to their point of view leaves you in a minority seeking to find union in a like minded attempt to change the majority.
Then why make general statements about people around your changing experiences?
why not? So long as I'm not projecting.
If your experiences change how do you know you aren't projecting from a lesser experience? So far you haven't really talked about the reality of absolutes or of consciousness, the essence behind reality and the manifest display of diversity and free will.
You seem interested in your will being righteous according to your level of experience and the condemnation of others who do not meet your expectations or standards. What of others who have more knowledge than you? Do they exist? And more importantly do they have the right to suggest as you have that you may be following designs based on ignorance or lack of knowledge and experience and would you accept that as you wish the lesser that you have outlined to surrender to your will?
I'll take that as a no..
You should take that as an "I will not be lured into that trap". The bible is open to ridiculously many interpretations. I don't need others misinterpreting my interpretations and attacking straw men.
Paranoia strikes deep.... I'm asking you to share your
experience of the Bible, not your opinion of others words of the bible Why not give others the freedom to make their own determination of your knowledge and experience as you have done with them? How else are you going to offer the truth about religons and what is in the bible if you yourself do not understand what is in it? Simply making the statement that it should be burned is only coming from your opinion that it
or those who read it
have corrupted the 99% of humans that you are seeking to change. Have you read the Bible?
You haven't really met 99% of humanity
I don't know what you mean since "humanity" is an abstract term. If you mean I haven't met 99% percent of the human population, well that's obvious. No-one has.
How long does it take you to really know someone? I'm genuinely curious since you are making claim to having a relationship with the 99% you are seeking to change.
nor do you seem to have the experience of studying religion to understand the concept behind it
if you have something to contribute, do. What do you believe is the concept behind religion that, according to you, I do not understand?
I'm asking you to expand beyond the general concepts you have made about religion. Where your knowledge comes from. Have you actually read the Bible or the Koran since you mentioned them in particular, or the Upanishads, the Vedic Teachings. The Teachings of the East and the West are both founded in common territory.
You still haven't answered my question of what the quotes of scripture mean.
because it is irrelevant. And also for the reason given above. If there is some interpretation you think I'm missing, then out with it man.
It's not irrelevant. making general statements that the book should be burned does not discuss the essence of the teaching that inspired its creation. There are many interpretations, I'm looking for yours, that is what is missing from your claims to experience, not your opinion of others interpretations.
Evolution of spiritual awareness is part and parcel to the Growth of awareness, Scripture is ultimately flexible to allow all interpretations no matter how simple or obscure. Free will and the ability to make choices at all levels of experience is what makes humanity different than animals. No one is following anyone without their ability to make the decision to follow. Unfortunately you can't take that away and have others follow you and your ideals without taking their choice away from them or convincing them that your choice is best for them.
You have been suggesting that others need to see your point of view, and so far the point of view is that what you see is wrong and needs to be changed, but in order for someone to move past their own experience there necessarily has to be something greater for them to surrender to. Your opinion offers nothing greater to step into.
Perhaps if you had something of value to offer on God and religion they might listen to you.
If they believe in God and have an experience of God than I doubt that they will give up their experience for your experience no matter what you had to say.
Perhaps you need to ask more questions
or perhaps I have been asking too many questions and need to take more actions.
or perhaps you have been asking the wrong question.
I see... So much for letting others have their own experience and being their own authority..
you're the one who said there were no victims. Maybe instead of suggesting that you burn down your house and cut off your right arm, I should have just asked you if you would feel victimized if someone else burnt down your house and cut off your right arm with a steak knife.
Perhaps that is the reason you are at where you are at. Your own evolution of understanding and communication is still ongoing. If you want clarity for others you must first be clear.