Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Darkness & Light (3)

Here is a brief individual reflection on darkness & light, born out of experience:

Religious belief is darkness.

Scientific discovery is light.


Dorella Belle said...

sin otra luz ni guia
sino la que en el coraçon ardia.
Aquesta me guiaua
mas cierto que la luz del mediodia,

Without light or guide, save that which burned in my heart.
This light guided me More surely than the light of noonday

John of the Cross

Mike Cross said...

Unconscious groping for spiritual light is the essence of religious darkness.

To shine the light of awareness on this phenomenon of grasping, in the laboratory of the self, is a seed of the growth of the light which is consciousness.

I have an uncle named John Cross, by the way.

He is an engineer. Fortunately he was guided in his career by something more reliable than spiritual belief -- namely, mathematics.