Archive for the ‘paganism’ Category

New Age in a nutshell

September 8, 2009

If the transcendent God is the prime reality in theism and the physical universe the prime reality in naturalism, then in the New Age the self (the soul, the integrated central essence of each person) is the prime reality.

James Sire, Universe Next Door, p.168

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The New Age blasphemy

September 8, 2009

If I created my own reality, then — on some level and dimension I didn’t understand — I had created everything I saw, heard, touched, smelled, tasted; everything I loved, hated, revered, abhorred…‘If I was therefore responsible for all there was in my reality; if that was true, then I was everything, as the ancient texts had taught. I was my own universe. Did that also mean I had created God and I had created life and death?’

To take responsibility for one’s power would be the ultimate expression of what we called the Godforce. Was this what was meant by the statement I AM THAT I AM? ( Shirley MacLaine)

James Sire, The Universe Next Door, p.170

Man will never be God but God became a man

September 8, 2009

That the human race is or should be akin to God is ancient paganism; but that an individual man is God is Christianity.

Kierkegaard’s critique of Hegel in Vinoth Ramachandra, Recovery of Mission, p.85