18 Jun 2007

God is Not in the Talking

Submitted by Stephen Winters

How many times in Christianity have we had the “Gospel” preached to us over and over again. Christians seem to love to argue over doctrine, “saying it in just the exactly right way.” We kill each other over the words that we use to describe the love of God.” I love the way that other religions have said it.

“Tao is not in talking, whatever can be described is not the real Tao. This is the same as we said that the dishes in cookbook are not real dishes and are not edible, only pictures and descriptions. We have to cook according to the recipe described so that we can eat the real food. The important point is cooking instead of just having the recipe.
Therefore, the main point of Lao Tze is to act according to Tao instead of talking about it. Without any action, it is not the constant Tao.”

Tao is therefore in the action and not merely talking.
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In my mind, I translate this as, Christianity is NOT in the talking, but in the LIVING. The God who can be explained is not the real God. The true God is beyond our ability to comprehend.

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