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  •  Thanks for updating and reposting your diary (8+ / 0-)

    I found it very interesting.  I grew up in the liberal branch of the Episcopal Church.  While I did go through a period of rejection of it, I soon returned and found it a spiritual anchor for my life.  But I was brought up to question the Bible, clergy and theologians (my godfather was Dean of the Divinity School at the University of Chicago).

    We all have to find our way and it sounds like you have found yours.  Your story is an illuminating one.  Your path to what I would call enlightenment has been an long and, I would guess, often difficult one.  Best wishes for the rest of your journey.

    "I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world."--Mayor Bloomberg

    by mkfarkus on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 04:24:46 PM PDT

    •  My brother has started questioning recently (10+ / 0-)

      Wherever somebody eventually winds up spiritually, questioning is the key. They may not come up with the same answers I have, but so long as they really put some serious thought into getting there, I'm happy.

      •  One of my seminary professors (2+ / 0-)
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        used to quote Rainer Maria Rilke,

         

        Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions
        Loving the questions and living the questions is more important than the answers.  I'm always suspicious of anyone who doesn't allow questions and allows only prescribed answers.

        "I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world."--Mayor Bloomberg

        by mkfarkus on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 11:28:41 AM PDT

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