Monday, February 28, 2011

Illusion-piercing insight

Artist: Simon Alexandre-Clément Denis

One of the reasons I've had something of a bumpy road along the way regarding my life within the institutional church is that I've often been expected to preach and teach a domesticated God and I simply will not do it; in fact, I don't really think I'm capable of doing it. Here's something that expresses what I mean here rather well:

Unfortunately, religion often works to shrink and tame the very wild and mysterious forces that first drew our wonder. In the process of making the inexplicable safe for the masses, the possibilities for real illusion-piercing insight becomes reduced. One might say that they are only available to those who dare to ride the breaking crest of direct life-altering experience.

-- Stephen K. Hayes


  1. So they look at you and see storm clouds. ; ) I love the cloud painting. I understand the future of the internet will be all in the clouds.

  2. So they look at you and see storm clouds. ; )

    Oh, that's funny, Tom! (I walked right into that one, didn't I?)


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