Saturday, September 28, 2013

Satan's death, the ego birth

The ego was born as Satan was dying.

The "enlightenment" of science would replace the superstition of religion.  Of course Satan didn't really die, he never dies, he simply changes his name as he has done over the millennium; different names for different times, different cultures.

He re-branded himself.  Removed the stigma of evil. The two words describe the same experience in human consciousness, as though looking at the same thing through two different lenses.  Call me old-fashioned, but I find the term ego just a little too abstract, detached from any visceral experience.  Where evil once stood, dysfunction now stands.

Yet, evil exists; it's like porn, I may not be able to describe it, but I know it when I see it.  So I find I prefer the more archaic term, it more fully encompasses what one encounters on the journey, both within and without.

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