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Once again, I feel betrayed by religious dogma.
So here it is Monday morning and I'm just now learning about a lovely house blessing I could have performed over the weekend, had I only known it existed, and that it was being observed globally.
Can you imagine the collective consciousness power of such an event?
Just wondering why I wasn't taught about the Feast of the Epiphany and the Epiphany house blessing as a child, in my Southern Baptist Church. I feel betrayed by dogma.
I feel betrayed by every denomination that dictates what can and cannot be taught in Sunday School, which is why...
I no longer attach my spirituality to any type of organized religion.
Time-honored traditions, whether approved of by the board or not, should always be taught. We should each be entitled to take advantage of our God-given free will and decide for ourselves which traditions we will embrace.
Who was it that said, "you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free."
Oh yeah. It was Jesus - at least according to John 8:32 of the Bible.
According to Wikipedia, "Many Christians celebrate Epiphany on January 6, including Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Anglicans, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Episcopalians. Some Lutheran, Anglican, Methodist, and United Protestant congregations may also celebrate Epiphany on the following Sunday within the Epiphany week, or at another time."
The irony of the fact that this Epiphany house blessing occurs on the very day that the house of the government of the USA was attacked by some of its own citizens has not escaped me.
It's a pity that the people participating in the January 6th attack were obviously not aware of this particular feast and blessing practiced by many Christians. If only they had known and stayed home - to bless their own home.