Sorry to interrupt the cynical, dogmatic, pack-mentality run-away steam train that is in progress here on this thread and gaining momentum with every post,
Cynical, dogmatic, pack-mentality..etc.?...Are you being serious? I don’t quite understand how you came to that conclusion, can you give some examples of our ‘pack-mentality run-away steam train’?
quote] but please consider the following:NDW
“If in fact the words ‘God’ and ‘life’ are describing the same thing…well, we have some major, major theological implications here.
Does anybody see anything terribly destructive in his view that God is life, in terms of its impact on society? Hypothetically, what if all religious people of the world were to abandon religion and take this view? Would that not be progress?
I read most of NDW books when I was trying to deprogram myself from my old beliefs about God, and it did seem like a great progress to me. But the more I read of Neale’s beliefs, the more repulsed I was. On the surface, yes, it would be an improvement over other’s theistic beliefs. But if you read more of Neale’s ideas, they are as cruel as any fundamentalist religious nut. He is a big proponent of blaming victims of abuse and violence and oppression…they wanted it according to Neale. He is fond of saying “there are no victims or villians.” He thinks people who are poor can just ‘choose’ not to be, children who are molested might have really liked it but are being brainwashed by children’s rights groups. And there’s more. I find him despicable, not due to any ‘dogmatism’ but as a human being with compassion.