"The longest journey is the journey inward." Those are words by Dag
Hammarskjol. "The longest journey is the journey inward." Let's see if we can
free ourselves to take some steps in that direction by seeing more clearly how we
got to where we are.
I have just discovered Amy's Ice Cream. If you like ice cream, or even if you
don't, I highly suggest you pay Amy's a visit. Does that sound like a reasonable
thing for me to say? I tried the double chocolate with walnut pieces pounded into
it and I think you might like that flavor. Does that also sound like a reasonable
thing for me to say? If, however, I were to say - and if I had the power to enforce
it - that from now on, when it came to ice cream, all that you would be permitted
to have was Amy's and double chocolate with walnut pieces at that, you probably
wouldn't like it. And, if I passed a law that condemned you as a bad and
dangerous person if you spoke out against this position, I can safely assume that
you wouldn't like that at all. Yet this is precisely the kind of thing that goes on in
the name of religion every day. It is, as I hope to show today, how what we call
"Christianity" came into being with the shape it has now.