Imagining a goddess descending from the heavens and hypnotizing me into saying one nice thing about every group of people.

That isn’t how divinity has presented itself to me though. I’ve taken this to be the clearest description of mystical experience for going on a decade now

From a great phenomenological book by Merold Westphal, changed my life. It isn’t only a political, it’s a theological habit, their excessive kindness. They obscure the perfection of God because they take it as too much of a burden to place on people. Instead they eliminate transcendence and praise immanence and their non-striving toward the divine.

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