ETHICS and SPIRITUALITY: Is religion necessary?
We know there’s a Universe because we’re indelibly written into it. But where did it come from? What caused it? There had to be a cause for there to be the Universe (effect) that gives us life. What could it be?
“The stuff of religious philosophy…(is) no more or less than assigning (whatever heralded) the universe to some power, potential or what-have-you that precedes and pervades our world. This singularity is universally continuous from mankind’s point of view–a given. It was, is, and as far as we can know, will be—ageless, dateless, timeless, eternal, immortal, all-being and unproveable. http://www.extremeethics.org/?p=727
What does this mean? And how do we handle it (because we really can’t continue to ignore it)? Early religions handled it by assigning this dynamis to a being they called