Quotes by: Neale Donald Walsch
Beyond the Catholic exclusionary paradigm is a larger one which is the Christian one. Christians claim that if you don't believe in Christ, you can't get to heaven. Well that eliminates two thirds of the world's population!
They may not use the word better. But they certainly believe that they'll go to heaven and Jews will not.
I think in metaphysical terms, I would call that increasing the speed of the vibration of life.
As we move into the 21st century, there's what the Bible calls a 'quickening of the spirit.'
A great many people experience the movement from one century to the next, but a minuscule number of people experience the movement from one millennium to the next.
It is the great sadness of our species that we have not found a way to eliminate the conflict and to eliminate violence as a device to resolve our conflicts throughout the entire history of the human race.
If we win, someone else loses. But if someone else loses, we lose. Which is a point we're not getting. The new spirituality will make this just painfully obvious.
The world is starving for a new spiritual truth - a truth that works in sustaining life, not a truth that brings an end to life.
I think that's a result of just a general increase in speed of the vibration of life itself.
The sad part about our past is that religions, ironically enough, are responsible for creating the most destructive idea that has ever been visited upon the human race: the idea that there is such a thing as 'better.'
And we're seeing a higher level of consciousness and many more opportunities for people to challenge their present ways of thinking and move into a grander and larger experience of who they really are.
One either has to believe in a God who's terribly prejudiced, or disbelieve the teachings of such exclusionary theologies. Religions have taught us that 'we are better than they.'
Nothing has done more to separate and divide human beings one from another than exclusivist organized religion.
The new spirituality will step away from dogma, will step away from 'We're right and you're wrong.'
I think the new spirituality will be a spirituality that's not based on a particular dogma. And that steps away from the old spiritual paradigm that we have created on this planet, which comes from a thought that there is such a thing as being better.