March 06-A, 2023

The intellect drowns in waters the soul swims in.

That is the fundamental disconnect
civilization requires.

Thinking doesn't know how to feel/sense/intuit/know
but it thinks it does.

Creates problems.

Especially problems associated
with The Way.

The helmet in the light saber lessons
in Star Wars will give you the idea.

We wear the helmet
in seeking The Way.

Thinking cannot take us there.

Religion is thinking based.
Catechisms are thinking based.
Dogma/Doctrine are thinking based.
It's called "Systematic Theology"!
It may as well be called "Analytical Theology"!

Religion will never be what it needs to be
until it throws out theology.
And doctrine, 
and worship.

Metaphor and symbol
are all religion needs.

Along with people who savvy metaphor and symbol.



Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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