Spiritual head count LO13455

Sauve, Suzanne (SSAUVE@mus-nature.ca)
Wed, 23 Apr 97 16:12:00 PDT

Replying to Spiritual head count - results LO13325

''Or might my results be explained by self selection - that people are
more likely to want to contribute to a discussion about spirituality if
they had made a conscious decision at some point to choose one form of
religion in favour of another? If the switch IS more common in LO
supporters, then one might ask whether there's a link between questioning
the assumptions of a given religion, and the questioning of assumptions
that is encouraged in LOs. Any thoughts? ''


Thanks for sharing the results of your survey with us, although it would
have been very interesting to get a larger number of participants.

I think that there is a parallel between questionning assumptions in
religions and LO's in that in both cases it requires individuals to become
seekers, independent investigators of truth.

'Only when the lamp of search, of earnest striving, of longing desire, of
passionate devotion, of fervid love, of rapture, and ecstasy is kindled
within the seeker's heart, and the breeze of His loving-kindness is wafted
upon his soul, will the darkness of error be dispelled, the mists of
doubts and misgivings be dissipated, and the lights of knowledge and
certifude envelop his being.' -- Baha'u'llah

I appears to me that spiritual seeking and the longing for knowledge and
certitude extend beyond religious realms into learning of all kinds.



"Sauve, Suzanne" <SSAUVE@mus-nature.ca>

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