Jul 28

Fundamentalism – Not So Fun

Fundamentalists scare me. It doesn’t matter whether they are Christian, Muslim, Hindu, or Neo-Pagan Goddess worshippers. A Fundamentalist of any faith believes that they are right and that no other truth could possibly exist.

 

I would hope that anyone who practices a faith or is an adherent of a religion would think that they are right, or at least that their brand of the truth makes the most sense to them. Otherwise, what is the point of following that path over another? But those that are spiritually mature beyond the black-and-white first level of development {see my previous post} can recognize the greys inherent in all systems of belief, and should / probably can see the overlaps between religions, as well as the failings in their own chosen path.

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Jul 16

Does shame always come with religion?

Is religion all about shame? This question was raised, in a round-about way, of course, on Facebook recently. Certainly when I’ve spoken with friends who are disenfranchised from Catholicism, shame and guilt have played a big part of their decision. (I have only rarely met someone disenfranchised from another religion, but I’d be pleased to get that viewpoint as well.) Yet I’m speaking to them in the context of their current religious path, usually Unitarian Universalism, so the guilt or shame that came with one religion does not translate, for them, to all religious paths.

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Apr 20

Welcome!

Welcome to the new Rev. Carrie Little website.  Please read my “About” page to get a sense of who I am and what my focus is.

Blessings to you on your journey!

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