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My Day Before Easter Sermon

 

Ah yes, it is Easter, that day each year as a kid that my parents bought me new clothes to wear to church.  I thought then buying new clothes for Easter was something I would do forever, but then as I got older I realized I only got new clothes because I had outgrown the clothes from last year, just as I would one day outgrow my the faith of my youth.  
 
My parents weren't very religious, in fact, we only went to church on Easter unless there was a funeral.  On the drive to the church on Easter my father would complain about the nice car the preacher bought with the hard-earned money the neighborhood people gave him; then, after the service on the way to have a nice Easter lunch at a restaurant -- the only time of the year we ate out as a family --  my father would complain about the dollar he put in the collection plate.  The dollar he would complain about all year long anytime religion was brought up.   
 
That Easter Sunday visit to the church each year made me a spiritual seeker, and I began to go to church on my own more than just on Easter, and so was initiated in that monolithic god teachings.  As I grew older, however, and I began to look at those teachings critically it became clear to me that something was amidst.  This put me on my spiritual journey today that has grown from a monolithic faith, to Gnosticism, paganism, and eventually, a Buddhist faith where we honor the heavenly deities.  If you have been following my blog for sometime then you know that I believe the monolithic churches came along at the time true seekers were getting closer to the spiritual answers than ever before with the likes of  Pythagoras, Plato, Hermes Trismegistus, etc.. the age of enlightenment which took us out of the spiritual dark ages and promised a better world with fewer wars and prejudices than we have today from the monolithic warring gods who are ruling the world today.

Still, it is Eater and time to rejoice spring, a new growing season for plants, people, and beliefs.  The time of year to replace the old things we've outgrown.  And so I ask you, brothers and sisters, what have you outgrown this year?  What is holding you back?  What is keeping you from the altar today?  Can you feel my message?  If so, come on down,  the heavenly deities are calling.  
 
Okay, not sure where that came from.  But if you want to put a dollar in the plate, you can do that here
 
~~ Eso Terry

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