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Who Said That?

question%20mark.jpg"Teachings that pointed the way beyond the dysfunction of the human mind, the way out of the collective insanity, were distorted and became themselves part of the insanity.  And so religions, to a large extent, became divisive rather than unifying forces. Instead of bringing about an ending of violence and hatred through a realization of the fundamental oneness of all life, they brought more violence and hatred, more divisions between people as well as between different religions and even within the same religion."

OK, who said that?  Leave your guess in the comments section below.  Please, no google searches! 

Reader Comments (20)

Richard Dawkins?
May 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterchance
It does sound like one of the neo-atheists. I know I won't get any points for this but I think it is the author of "God is not Great" Cannot remember his name though! So that I don't break the rules, I will google after I submit ;).
May 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Sapp
That's Obama. It has his phraseology and looney logic.
May 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJaxdagger
Eckhart Tolle
May 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwalt
Christopher Hitchickens
May 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous
fundamental oneness?
sounds awfully New Age to me...

Deepak Chopra?

May 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIvan
Hmmmmm....a long-shot, but it sounds a lot like Ted Kacynski's manifesto...
May 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
It's Obama, Tolle, and Chopra rolled into one -- OPRAH!
May 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim
I just want to publicly thank you for the "Who Said That?" portion of your blog.

I always enjoy it so much, and actually look forward to it.
May 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIvan
Brian McClaren
May 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
its the Pope talking about Protestantism
May 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous
I would have to go with "lee n. field"...
Brian McClaren would be my guess
May 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjohnsenmom
Brian McClaren,
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjason
These guesses look to have been trained to look for villians behind the quotes (!). But insofar as Jesus said he came to divide and Paul seems to think "there must divisions amongst you to show who has God's approval," is it really so bad that "...religions, to a large extent, became divisive rather than unifying forces"?

Well, it probably is a villain, one who means to disparage true religion. But for all the wrong reasons. We should be careful not to champion true religion for the same bad reasons he/she wants to disparage it.
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
Since I don't know who Brian McClaren is, I'll guess Brian McLaren. (I used to make the same misspelling error myself.)
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGreg
Sounds like a kind of neo-gnostic New Age type of thing, with humanity going collectively insane and needing to discover "the teaching" that leads us out, but then managing to wreck even that (well, the belief in total depravity is accurate, anyway!). "The fundamental oneness of all life," is another giveaway as New Age-inspired rubbish.

May 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Walker
Good Grief, Zrim, just guess, would you?
May 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIvan
May 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTiminator
Hmm... It does sound new age-ish, Rhonda Byrne?
May 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCoyle

Oh, all right...Neil Diamond! No, Eckhart Tolle!
May 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZrim

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