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1. Mansoureh wrote:
Will,I agree it's disrespectful to burn pages from holy texts. E.g., this fool in Florida who had the plan to burn the Qur’an was a hoblrrie thing (good thing he canceled his plan). But I'm not sure what Matt did qualifies as sacrilege. In order to be offensive one has to desecrate or take away the sacred character of a holy object; one has to be irreverent in the process and treat something disrespectfully. Thus his intention was key. I took Matt's burning of the pages (and not an object like a book, incidentally) to be symbolic of us feeling the Universe's presence and love revealed in our being and showing we do not rely specifically on written text. People can use written text as a weapon, but when we internalize the message of love, feel it in our soul, then we have no interest in using the written text to further our own egoic aims. Thus the burning was not done in a way designed to desecrate or be irreverent, but to show that the reality may reside in our hearts rather than on paper, and the reality in our hearts isn't lost even if the paper no longer exists.Aloha, Aliman

Tue, October 13, 2015 @ 3:53 PM

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