Contemplation: Monotheism

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Many of you know I consider myself a Syncretist.Syncretism: The merging or assimilation of several different traditions, especially in the theology and mythology of religion, thus asserting an underlying unity; the reconciliation or fusion of differing systems of belief such as in philosophy or religion.

That said, I recently read the following passage in Franciscan friar, ecumenical teacher, and author Richard Rohr‘s book Yes, And…Daily Meditations, wherein he touches on this concept in the meditation entitled Implications of Monotheism, and I think it’s a point worth considering:

“Our inherent dignity has nothing to do with our race or religion or class. Hindus have it, Buddhists have it, and so-called pagans in Africa have it. They are just as much children of God as we are, objectively, theologically, eternally. Where else do we think they came from? Did some other god create them, except the God? Their divine DNA is identical to ours. We deny our supposed monotheism (there is one God) if we believe anything else. Far too many Jews, Christians, and Muslims have been anything but believers in one God who created all things.”

Rand Eastwood

Rand Eastwood is an author & blogger residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Certified in nutrition and ancestral health, he is a healthy nutrition & lifestyle advocate. He describes himself as an Individualist, Consensualist, Syncretist, & Autarchist. His mission: "To seek, discover, assimilate, and disseminate Truth." Also, much of his fiction—including some award-winning stories—is included in his book Rolling The Bones, a collection of 12 subtly interconnected tales of dark fiction: 8 short stories, 3 novellas, and a short novel. He currently has an extensive novel under development (working title Primeval), along with various other writing projects To follow his work, you can subscribe to this blog (form in sidebar & below each post, or simply use this quick sign-up form), friend him on Facebook, and follow his author page on Amazon and Goodreads for future book releases.  

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