Re: virus: Why people cling to faith

Robin Faichney (
Wed, 27 Jan 1999 19:17:14 +0000

In message <>, KingsXfan <> writes
>> That is easy enough to do - There are many religions that can be explored in
>big city - try
>> Buddhism - A lot of people like it and it does not require the same kind of
>> Bill Roh
>Been there, done that.

Hey, when I was a kid I used to go on an annual "pilgrimage" to Iona, the base used by St Columba as he spread Christianity throughout Scotland (about 600CE). I was quite into it at the time.

Christianity? Been there, done that.

Take my point?

>I practiced it for 3 years and did have a few experiences
>with different
>states of awareness, but I never felt (as with my christian experience)
in the
>presence of a
>"personal" being and feeling that it was beaming love energy at me.

I never got that from Christianity. Nor did I ever get an ecstatic sense of insight into reality, as I sometimes do in Buddhist meditation. Come to think of it, I have felt that a "personal being" was beaming love energy at me, but I never thought it was Jesus or God -- unless it's OK to view some of the actual people you meet as Heavenly? :-)