confessions of an insignificant African boy (4)

Confessions of an Insignificant African Boy‘ is now available as an eBook in Amazon’s Kindle store.

All 22 chapters, revised & edited to enjoy as a single book.

Below is a sample of the fourth chapter.

It is my confession, originaly written so that my children could know of the faith living inside of me.

I hope it will inspire & challenge you to discover your own faith in new ways.

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: Confessions of an Insignificant African Boy.

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This is the fourth of 22 instalments which I am sharing with you over 22 days since 15/11/2010.  As a whole it is my confession.  What I believe.  It is written for my children.  Perhaps they would read it now, perhaps they would return to it in our time as I am waiting to be re-incarnated.  I would love your response, your questions and insights and apprehension for in that we would relate and I would become.

IV

Religion is constrictive.

It stifles.

It is an unmoving, rigid system designed to manipulate, control, manage & own.

To create ‘order’.

It is cultural.

It is without personality.

Christian Religion may have contributed greatly to the development of modern western civilization, but it did not do much in the people who are that civilization.

It motivated colonialism.

And capitalism.

And democracy.

And apartheid.

As well as slavery and the abolishment of slavery and the end of apartheid in my country and the United States of America.

Throughout history, Christian Religion as most religion has been an energy which …

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5 thoughts on “confessions of an insignificant African boy (4)

  1. To me; – a true spritiual man can never be religious, the quandary in church leaders is that they teach and regard their religion above spirituality.

    Also, how is it that churces still teach the same carnal teachings of the first Church Age, 2000 years later!

  2. Religion, “the church”, whatever you want to call it, is just another way of control. It is a government within a government and as far as I am concerned inspires fanaticism and fear, i.e., the I love Jesus freaks (as an example)

    B.I.B.L.E. – Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. I think that just about sums it up. It sure just give us a lot of practical examples about what we should strive for and can achieve as magical, spiritual beings.

    • Thanks for sharing in this journey Bjorn – i believe we are more than spiritual beings, although magical, perhaps even more magical being the perfect fusion between matter & spirit. In my world we’re destined to live in this environment, why do you believe this environment is only temporary and a place to leave? Please let me know you ideas on this.

  3. I believe we’re here to learn. Our souls are eternal, being atoms in God’s body. If you look at life on this planet or even the universe and try to see what is the one constant thing, it becomes clear that it is evolution. Everything is constantly evolving and growing. Is it wrong of me to come to the deduction then that we should concentrate on evolving and raising awareness in every situation/challenge that live passes our way.

    Surely then, if soul is eternal, and this is the school for soul, in each lifetime that we incarnate, there is a reason for that incarnation. A cause if you will. Wouldn’t it make sense then to try and “tune in” and get in touch with your soul to learn what you came here to learn? Wouldn’t that also lead to living a more fulfilling life?

    Someone gave me this exercise once. Sit quietly, close your eyes. Then access all your senses. Feel whatever it there is to feel, maybe it’s the texture of the couch you’re sitting on. Taste, smell, hear. Obviously your eyes are already closed, so skip that one. Now observe your thoughts as they come up as if they are pictures moving over a blank screen and slowly let go of them. Now if you are very observant, you will note there is an intelligence lurking in the background. It is there, quiet, not interfering.

    The idea behind this exercise is to prove one thing, take away your senses, shutdown the mind with all it’s clatter and you’ll notice there is something more after all. Is this the pure soul? What happens when you can go beyond that. Is that where God lurks maybe?

    It makes sense then to say, To raise awareness, you need to embrace the unknown, in order to make it the known. So shouldn’t we be striving to find the unknown. And how can we do that if we stick to what is familiar.

    We should strive to become like warriors. Always be on guard. “Stalk” our perception. Be impeccable. I’m still stuck on this one sentence. The world is not as it appears.

    There have been great “warriors” that have already explored all these questions from ages and ages ago. their civilisation has been destroyed, but their heritage lives one, and that heritage belongs to humanity. But then we get to your next post… So lets not put any labels on anything.

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