"Show me the face you had before your parents were born"
No religion is entirely wrong.
And no religion is entirely right.
Each faith tradition,
those that have passed on
and those that live on,
are an attempt to organize
the mystery into a
Religion is not entirely all good
or all bad.
The sentiment can often be beautiful
while the trappings are a trap.
Religions, at their best, are vessels
that carry an essence.
A canoe that carries you from one shore
But once one has arrived at this other shore
why drag this useless canoe around
through the jungle
and the desert
and other unknown territories?
At their worst, religions are used as structures
to build and destroy power
And yet there is something unknowable
that is always ever present.
The invisible thread
which weaves its way through everything
is the essence of religiousness
and the essence is always
Faith is useless
when direct perception is right there
Once the mystery is perceived directly,
is no longer needed.
Religiousness is all that is left
and one's entire life