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This week we begin a new study of religion, Paper 101. The Real Nature of Religion presented by a Melchizedek.
Like Paper 100, Paper 101 continues to explore religion as a reality in human experience. Here are the wonderful sections we'll covering in the coming weeks: 1.True Religion, 2.The Fact of Religion, 3.The Characteristics of Religion, 4.The Limitations of Revelation, 5.Religion Expanded by Revelation, 6.Progressive Religious Experience, 7.A Personal Philosophy of Religion, 8.Faith and Belief, 9.Religion and Morality,10.Religion as Man's Liberator.
Here's a taste from Section 1: 101:1.3.The divine spirit makes contact with mortal man, not by feelings or emotions, but in the realm of the highest and most spiritualized thinking. It is your thoughts, not your feelings, that lead you Godward.
Here's a taste from Section 2: 101:2.13.True religion is an insight into reality, the faith-child of the moral consciousness, and not a mere intellectual assent to any body of dogmatic doctrines. True religion consists in the experience that "the Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God." Religion consists not in theologic propositions but in spiritual insight and the sublimity of the soul's trust.
Please join Paula, Andre, Chuck and Marvin this week, as we dive as deep as we can into these two sections. We hope that you can come join in and plumb the depths of revelation with us. What good is it for us to understand the nature of our own religious longings? Why do we long for and strive for perfection? Why do we need to find a balance between science, religion and philosophy? What role does true religion play in all of our human struggles?
Please join us and we'll explore these questions, ideas and insights together on The Cosmic Citizen.