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February 24, 2012


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Part of my discernment in leaving Catholicism was that: if God is, then everyone is equal regardless of religious status. i heard a priest on the radio claim he was ontologically different than everyone else because of his ordination. Really? I never went near a priest again.

Ultra Monk,

He's one dude. Check out Thomas Merton, Richard Rohr, or Thomas Keating - I doubt they would agree with the priest you referred too - although others certainly may. It's probably a very mixed bag.

I have read: Thomas Merton, Richard Rohr, or Thomas Keating

They definitely think priests are something special.

what I am realizing is that sant mat is no different from any other organised religion.
Let me take the example of Islam. Right now I have a bunch of friends ('believers') who are trying to convince me to accept Islam and be 'saved'. As long as I pray five times a day and live up tp their moral code - Allah will save me. Sounds just like sant mat. Just replace prayer with meditation.

And the believers are so concerned about saving you. Sant mat claims to be a science. In fact the haynes park centre is now called 'science of the soul' according to the sign outside. Islam does the same - it says that science is just beginning to discover what the koran has written
many years ago. They cite this as proof that it is the word of god.

So true ..I love asserting to my various RSSB pals, when they lack moral maturity,good sense or fail to understand or accept the simplest of psychological /philosophical thought ...that they are clearly first lifers and perhaps in the next 2-3-4 life they might get it...lol

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