You bet, Annie. I would strongly advise you to look into Reza Aslan’s work on religious history. His most recent- as all his books do- document his own evolution from a deeply religious man (beginning as a Muslim, then Christian scholar, now to a person who sees God in absolutely all things) to one who holds all things as sacred. Aslan is a scholar for our times, and I have found his books massively helpful in decoding dogma, understanding religious history, and putting our behavior into context. He’s brilliant. His work is a parallel to what I’ve read about women, goddess worship and much more. This kind of study is why I hold myself separate from dogma, but tend to see the sacred in all life, in all Creation. That doesn’t make me right. It makes me feel one with the Universe at large. And it also makes me feel deeply responsible for my actions, thoughts, ideas. For me that works. Doesn’t for everyone. But the more I read, study and learn, the less I have faith in anything man-made.

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