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Showing posts from October 12, 2012

Today we are constructing universal meanings from traditions and moving past their intolerance to diversity

Universality is the cradle of diversity Universality limits the continuity of traditions Yet the very specificity of traditions are the source of universal truths Moving forward today requires that we extract from tradition  things useful to our continuation as a universal people We are all nomads of this universe The Tao of Mark is now a short and precious Kindle Book It seeks for the first time I think to take the incredible and specific text of Mark and run it through the colander of the Tao yet another tradition whose continuing relevance requires recapturing Mark is universal so too the Jesus whose story Mark recounts But to understand and universalize this story we must free it gently but firmly from its institutional captivity  and re-apprise it as a charter of values an iconoclastic criticism of religion a charter of inclusion The portion of this blog that deals with the Way of Abba my term for a universal spirituality seeks to plumb what will remain  as we undergo the death …