Taboo, Transgression, and Death

We are not always able to remain true to our taboos all of the time. We allow a limited amount of transgression during certain situations to compensate for the building urge to return to the violence we came from, to reunite with the continuity of life that we seem to only experience during brief moments of life—including birth, death, and erotic sexual activity. Our human condition to be able to sense our discontinuity never allows us to join the continuous flow of existence. Since we are not fully able to escape our violent roots, our reason and work has caused us to overlook what is really sacred in life. We lose what once used to be spiritual and ritualistic to what is now calculated and organized. We will never reunite with the sacred if we continue to use taboos to escape what we fear, for what we fear is simply a misunderstanding of the sacred.

2 Comments

  1. Hey… Dude… I am a theist in the broadest sense of the term. And I am a Christian Gnostic. I I accept evolution as fact, etc. etc. In fact, Christian Gnosticism is a lot more plausisable than fundementalist, Roman Catholocist nonesense, who’se faith is based upon the Original Sin myth. Either way you slice it, why are you guys hating? Why are you hating on Christian Gnostics, and turning our theology to a joke? Why not Shintoists, or Taoists, or Bahai’s or Zoroastrianists? Why are you making fun of Christian Gnostics, who did absolutly nothing, and are some of the most persecuted people ever? If you want to hate… why don’t you hate upon Roman Catholics, who are infamous for “little boy raping”? I don’t understand. I’m kind of offended. Furthermore, some fundementalist Christian dude on YouTube, is using your site to discredit Chrstian Gnosticism. Don’t be hating on such a small, fringe, minority group. Why don’t you guys hate upon the Greco-Roman, Fundementalist Christian Establishment at large? Why are you poking fun at, and hating on a small, persecuted Christian sect? I don’t understand.
    Holler back.
    – Justin

  2. hi justin

    1. would love to see that youtube video – do you have an url?

    2. RE: hating, see above post: “We will never reunite with the sacred if we continue to use taboos to escape what we fear, for what we fear is simply a misunderstanding of the sacred.”

    be well

    RM

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