enigma of religion

an enigma lost between folds of reason

appears in proselytizing religions,

where an adamant convert tries to convince us;

“do NOT trust yourself !

trust ME for i’ve learned (by trusting others)

that I also am NOT to be trusted.”

for some odd reason,

this enigma stays hidden in a kind of pseudo-logic

prying out our own self doubts and uncertainties

it makes us trust in the distruster of himself

that perhaps he/she is to be trusted after all.

How does this work?

Seems to work best when “God” is used instead of “me.”

“Trust God…not yourself” sounds somehow sensible,

but its still enigmatic in that its this self-distruster’s

own perception of God we are now instructed to trust.

Heaven forbid…NOT our own experience or perceptions.

Enigma is perpetuated by borrowing and sharing.

better to simply say;

There may be MORE than anyone of us can know!

MORE than any of us could ever imagine or conclude,

shake out the folds of reason , of doubt and belief

and listen DEEPLY!

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4 responses

  1. Pamela G-S

    I love this, Richard!

    November 10, 2011 at 12:48 am

    • Thanks Pam!
      nice to hear from you. Enigmas can be tricky because like Eschers art, they kind of play on the brain , and seem almost logical right up until that twist…and then… “what?”

      November 10, 2011 at 12:56 am

  2. Kamila

    You really found the trick they used! You nailed it; it seems so obvious now! I love this.

    December 9, 2011 at 8:49 am

    • Thanks Kamila,
      I’m wondering if its a common trick in ANY system of power. The masses are instructed to submit,not to trust their own hearts
      but instead to trust the hearts of their superiors…whose own hearts are somehow above scrutiny and the rules applied for everyone else.
      “the heart is deceitful above all things” Jeremiah 17:9 If this is true, wouldn’t it equally apply to the writer?
      Shouldn’t we be careful before we trust his own words as “thus saith the Lord?”
      Maybe we are actually being warned to be cautious about taking ANY words as Gods, simply because its written in ancient texts?

      Its a problem with people who have literally put their life on the line ,trusting a human belief in inerrant written material,
      instead of a belief in “THE ONE” who just might surpass all comprehension,and books, and leaving us speechless…with surpassing awe.

      December 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm

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