One of my favorite thinkers of all time is Krishnamurti. In fact, if I could take only one book to a deserted island, I would choose his The Urgency of Change,. One of the things he said was,
“The word is not the thing.”
This one simple sentence shattered my mind. It began a process that led into my deconstruction, a radical transformation of theology, and eventually the peace I’d been searching for.
The word is not the thing. Our words about “That-Which-We-Call-God”, and even our thoughts, are not the object thought or talked about. These are all symbols, forms, signs, that attempt to point to that object. When these forms control us, the bible calls these idols.
There is a peace beyond where words no longer serve.
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