The greatness of self

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  1. KnowSelf

    KnowSelf Active Member

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    Paradoxically great egos are shallow but not of their own concern. Amazingly self-centered and self-adsorbed busily conduct themselves on basis of themselves. A blinding inability to see the world outside of themselves.
    What does this have to do with spiritually and faith?
    Power has a tendency to convert ordinary people into self made gods. This is commonly known as EGO
     
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  2. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    There are egos that drive one to greatness and then mature, and those that do not.

    It seems to be who wins along the way, integrity band ethics or one of those seven deadly sins
     
  3. KnowSelf

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    My point is religious leaders assume authority by leading innocent and sometimes gullible followers astray. People are only as ignorant as they learned to be. I don't have a problem with ignorance, but when religious authority act on their own behalf the flock suffers.
    I don't trust preachers
     
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    wil UNeyeR1

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    Well I missed the direction you intended to take this completely from your original post.

    But again yes people are often corrupted by power.
     
  5. RabbiO

    RabbiO הרב יונה בן זכריה

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    Your original post said nothing about religious leaders. It is not surprising that some, maybe all, might miss your point.

    As for your point, you tar with an overly broad brush. Certainly there are clergy and other religious leaders - rabbis, ministers, priests, imams, pastors, denominational officers, etc. - who shouldn’t be serving in those capacities. There are also doctors, lawyers, accountants, carpenters, mechanics, corporate executives, etc., who shouldn’t be serving in their professions. I know people like that, but in my experience they are a distinct minority.
     
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    Whatever exists as an ocupation, there will be people who do it for good reasons and perform well, and people who do it for ill reasons and perform wrong. The results they recieve will be in direct corelation to their intent.
     
  7. KnowSelf

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    I don't know anybody outside of this forum that stimulates knowledge and understanding as displayed here....sadly
     
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    That is sad, but glad we can facilitate.
     
  9. KnowSelf

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    Not to the caliber of discussion here
     
  10. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    In fact you are doing a lot to make it happen. You are a driving part of it, imo ...
     
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