What is “oneness” without [a] spirit? What is “oneness” without [a] God? If the two are not brought together, as “one body,” as written, how fulfilled should one become? Yes, one could find complacency without the whole. But, why “enslave our consciousness” (and our selves) with imposed limits – instead of opening further doors to infinite awakenings? Does one want to embrace the (supposed) “Big Bang” of scattered nothingness, or a (promised) “Eureka!” of immeasurable awareness?
Atheists and “true spirituality”: In this area, they will always fall short of beginning to touch upon the (actual) reality of Spirit (holy or otherwise). Why? If one purports to advocate (preach) about truths wherein the author/speaker has walled off acceptable conclusions, as a chosen path, how much moving validity would be forthcoming for the audience? Example: Denigrating and equating Jesus Christ’s teachings with the evils of the 1% modern elites exposes a total lack of learned discovery and literally experienced relativity, as opposed to what becomes known as facts, through tangible revelations, by Christian leaders. Whom would we prefer to listen to and/or follow? One who has (actually) lived corresponding subjects? Or, one who criticizes matters from only having read about them – where believing in any core precepts was never even considered as an opening? The latter leads to further exhortations which share halting blindness. Whereas, the former leads to further growth (which is continual) of overall possibilities (within and without).
“If you’re having trouble interpreting a particular Bible verse, it’s because
the correct interpretation is ‘This is an ancient document authored by confused men whose words have no relevance to my own experience.'”
Re: “If you’re having trouble interpreting particular Bible verse[s] [as an atheist], it’s because the [various] interpretation[s]” are, of course, beyond your allowable perceptions of discernable realities. The related “ancient document[s] [were] authored by [clearly inspired and touched] men” who were moved undoubtedly by spiritual callings. Consequently, and of course, again, “[those] words [would] have no [embraceable] relevance [within your current void of holy] experience[s].”
“Because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear,
nor do they understand.”
After many infallible/undeniable miracles: Jesus answered them,
“Do you now believe?“