God is ineffable

How did Christians turn Jesus’ message into rules for joining an exclusive, superior club? Psychology, neuroscience, and Buddhism have observed that this is how the mind works at early stages of development. With maturity, we come to recognize that all religious language is by necessity metaphorical. God is ineffable, a mystery that cannot be captured in words. In the early stages, religions get lost in protecting these metaphors, reasserting our group’s truth, and building impassable walls rather than creating bridges and gates. The global awareness we now have access to will not allow future generations to stay comfortably in our separate camps.

- Richard Rohr (link for full reflection)

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