One of the joys of writing thousands of blog posts is reuniting with one of my long-forgotten creations.
Today I saw that a new comment had been submitted on a post.
This is hilarious! Love it!
Naturally I had to check out what was so hilarious and lovable. Unsurprisingly, after I read what I'd written seven years ago I thought to myself: This is hilarious! Love it!
Check out "Top ten signs you're a fundamentalist Satsangi." It will make more sense if you know something about the Indian religious organization I used to be a member of.
But the inspiration for this post is religious hypocrisy. And that's a virtually universal phenomenon among faiths, whether of East or West.
Here's a sampling of the ten signs:
(4) You have worked diligently for years toward merging your soul with God’s spirit, establishing a direct personal relationship with the divine. However, if an impulse or intuition comes to you that isn’t given a thumbs-up by the Sant Mat books, you’re afraid it’s a trick of the “negative power.”
(3) You are grateful that you’ve broken free of traditional religious dogma that required you, without evidence, to have faith that a dead Son of God will save your soul after you die. Yet the only difference is, now you have the same unfounded faith in a living Son of God.