Saturday, October 26, 2013

Omnipotent Power Versus Organizing Principle

Everyone has religion.

Whether god is involved or not.

In fact, the world religion literally means, “to link back.”

So it’s less about an omnipotent power and more about an organizing principle. Our religion is the one thing in our life that all the other things in our life link back to.

Kelly Slater says surfing is his religion. Olivia Newton John says nature is her religion. Quentin Tarentino says cinema is his religion. Eric Maisel says creativity is his religion. Jim Gilliam says the internet is his religion. Dalai Lama says kindness is his religion. Alexander McQueen says fashion is his religion.

Proving, that religion doesn’t always have to be the inherently implausible theological insurance scam we’ve been brainwashed into believing.

It could simply be the primary venue where we choose to invest meaning.