February 19, 2007

Cosmic Religion of the Future

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: it transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural & spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. - Albert Einstein

I love it. Mix in science and western philosophy, toss out the idea of a "right way" to be, and you got the makings of a really interesting new "religion". "Religion", of course, would have to take on a new meaning, or a new word would have to be created. But the idea that this could exist, on the grand scale, makes me kind giddy.

What would happen, if it became illegal to teach religion to children until they were at least 15, and then to allow them to make a choice? What it became illegal to indoctrinate children in any way, in any form, and let them grow up in an open ended world?

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