BaruchInstitutional religion is like an oyster ...Tue Apr 24, 2012 23:49126.96.36.199the original inspiration is the bit of grit, humans to protect themselves from the presence of G-d, turn that bit of grit into a beautiful pearl. This is why new grit keeps being placed in the oyster by G-d, G-d likes torturing them, and G-d likes pearls.
- i quite agree clarym29, Tue Apr 24 20:03and experienced that a bit in my Unity years. Social pressure to conform, within any highly organized system, is huge. It's just that organized religion institutionalizes that tendency. And I'd... more
- Institutional religion is like an oyster ... Baruch, Tue Apr 24 23:49