"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law"
It's from Aleister Crowley 'The Book of the Law'I don't know about passage, but I must admit I'd probably not shed a tear if the Book of Revelations was removed from the New Testament.
It's from Aleister Crowley 'The Book of the Law'
It makes me think of schoolchildren left free to scrawl in crayon on the classroom walls, until realization deepens that night's approaching, they're getting hungry, and Mum and Dad and teacher really aren't going to come?
Sorry. Yes. I was being a bit facetious. I do understand: Whatever you do, will bring you to God, eventually. It's a rebellion against Victorian values implied. Crowley was a creature of his time?In all fairness, what you are caricaturing is the trivial understanding of the so-called "Law of Thelema". But people have been able to get deeper insights from it. For example, who is even addressed, who is the "Thou" in that verse? How would not keeping this one commandment even look like? And so on.
Disclaimer: I'm not a Thelemite, but I have been assured by people I respect that it goes deeper than "do whatever you like".
But this thread was not intended to be about leas favorite "other religions'" scripture, but our own. I should have been more explicit in the O.P.
Even though I am Mahayana, there are quite a few Mahayana scriptures out there that I find rather dubious.
From what l gather it is not condemned in the Bible.
Nor is it even possible. A man literally blind drunk, to be able to sexually perform?
And each time, to initiate a successful pregnancy?
It doesn't seem fact to begin with, so l personally wouldn't try to justify it post fact. But yeah, the Bible doesn't condemn it. If you inject meaning into it, and inject hard, then you might find condemnation, but if you go by the text, there is none. Sorry.
By the way you'll notice l refrain from even repeating the story using that prophet's name as l believe l will have to face him one day if l do, and that would be very grave.
I have not read it, but the worst of Hindu thought is in Garuda Purana which describes the punishment of sins in hell, and how one can escape that (by charity). That is what I presume. Since I am an atheist, that does not interest me. However, there could be a few verses of wisdom also. Garuda Purana is recited in death ceremonies.