Was going to say similarly to Reg, that all religious writings first came from people thinking and feeling things before myths were invented to explain them. Then God was invented in our image to assign our thoughts and feelings a source or origin. Against other opinions, I even feel that a word like spiritual can mean something outside a religious or wooish context, and we shouldn’t be afraid of defining it on our own terms and personal experiences. We speak figuratively and metaphorically all the time.
Yeah, even God should repent and feel remorse! He can be such a dick.
And about determinism, which I believe in strongly, I don’t see why it should necessarily invalidate an urge or request to repent. Relatedly, the concept/construct of karma works for me too, even if there’s no invisible or transcendental force around to enforce it.
And about determinism, which I believe in strongly, I don’t see why it should necessarily invalidate an urge or request to repent.
Yes, you have no choice but to act irrationally. 😉 I really don’t feel strongly one way or the other on determinism, freewill or duality. And the religious bent towards free will does not drive me towards determinism.