Antithetical: (adj) directly opposed or contrasted; mutually incompatible
The old saying is, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.”
Truthfully, that’s not the problem.
The difficulty lies in the fact that human beings, having a worshipping nature with a side of adoring, either end up revering the baby and negating the need for water, or insisting that bathing is sacred, and, and murdering the infant.
Alas, extremes tend to be the rallying cry of the human race.
Yet in an attempt to bring peace and tranquility, we force ideas that are not cohesive or even coherent to one another into a small box and insist that they came that way from the manufacturer.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work.
Just as all forms of government are not the same, all men and women have certain talents and attributes, and even a certain shipment of a box of Kleenex will have aberrations, spirituality cannot be lumped into a clump of religions proclaimed equal.
It just isn’t.
And because this is true, I look for tenets of faith that can be shared, but more importantly, I try to discover principles of God that must be enacted.
Then it becomes pretty simple. Any religion, philosophy or plan of action that believes in the revenge of “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” should not only be avoided, but quickly abandoned.
Why? Because it’s anti-human, which makes it dangerous to earth, causing it to be displeasing to any God who would have created us.
So this would include a tremendous number of the religions of the world, including sects and denominations of Christianity, which claim that the Old Testament is just as viable as the New Testament.
After all, Jesus tells us it is wrong to wreak revenge on our enemies.
So everything in life is antithetical to reasonable human progress if it believes that we create fairness by inflicting similar pain on others that they have perpetrated in our direction.
So religion must go.
Avenging nations must be set aside.
And “love your neighbor as yourself” needs to be lifted up on our shoulders.
Bluntly, antithetical to Planet Earth is any notion that we “get ours” by “taking theirs.”
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