Sunday, January 27, 2013

If you've ever wondered whether the medium is the message, consider the following:  In the Christian Bible there is another Genesis contained in the introductory lines to the Gospel of John.   

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ... and the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us."  

The liturgical service commemorating the events reported in this gospel places within a central tabernacle behind an altar, where once an ark held scrolls inscribed with God's words, bread that by a miracle becomes the flesh of the son of God.  (Eating replaces reading ...  Sensuality replaces intellect...)

While it is God's words inscribed in the scrolls, John's gospel also announces that "the Word was God." 

If words define our consciousness then no truer words were ever written,  

Conflict over religion in Western Civilization can end because, despite the many sects, we're all a product of only one religion.