Critique of Practical Religion - Division I - Chapter 7

Chapter 7



The surprised American volunteers are in a state of complete and utter shock of the white-long, thin candle being lit, as well as the shabby gentleman speaking in state of shocking and astonished disbelief. They begin to speak to the people that are around them in a frenzy, looking for assurances after witnessing the supernatural and spiritual experience. Their lives will never be the same after witnessing it.


Hey, did you see my candle light up by itself?” The confused shabby transitional client asks around his space. “I just witnessed a miracle.”


Naw, man, I didn't see a thing. Are you riding the lighting? “A clamoring transitional client. “I think that you need to quit. There are no miracles here.”


Or maybe it's just my eyes deceiving me.” The shabby gentleman mutters. “I don't think a miracle would come to me knowing my past.”


And, the American volunteers are just as surprised as Peter as they begin to question the miracle in a puzzling manner. They investigate the candles integrity ensuring what they just witnessed.


Peter, what kind of candle was it? Is it a trick candle?” A questioning Benjamin asks. “How can we fuse the miracle in what we just witnessed in reality?”


I didn't see anything in the candle that would classify it as a trick candle.” Peter reaffirms. “Did we just witness a miracle or what?


I believe so. ” Hope replies.


They are bewildered for the moment with some left in a long, phased gaze. They turn to each other to rectify the manifestation of the undisclosed lighting of the white-long, thin candle. They look all around the transitional shelter for an inherent sign of the young teenage boy. But, to no avail, he is nowhere to be found.


Let's get back to the mystery of faith if we may?” a stunned Benjamin asks. “We were investigating what faith is. I believe we left off at “emotions”?”


Yes. But, do emotions and feelings posses an organized structure to them involving the mind?” Muhammad questions. “Do they motivate the human heart?”


In a pure state of an emotion and/or feeling, it's a raw, unorganized structure. But, that would be in the first part of life or when we witness something or someone that we are interested in.” Sarah projects the rebuttal to the circle of friends. “In youth, emotions and feelings are raw and unorganized, but in adulthood, they begin to structure in a mental framework.”


I agree Sarah. And, it is to mention, that the structured manifold of the mental framework constructs the emotion or feeling according to the practically in most of us. If we find something that stirs our passions, then we tend to make sense of what we are feeling before action is taken.”


That's interesting. Are you suggesting that we tend to have faith if we can see it only?” Is faith involved in self-interest? Or in the interest of other reals? A whole-hearted Benjamin replies. “Is faith then a product of our constructions or a product of emotions in-itself?


I agree. That would mean that emotions and feelings are not pure. They would be the product of organized thought in the mind.” Muhammad firmly states. “The mind constructs the apperception according the classification.”


I disagree. Pure emotions and feelings are constructed in the latter construction of pure reason, the passions of our own emotions and feelings take form in the beginning stages of absorption. It happens were where we are emotionally mature when the information is taken in.” a confident Gracie responds where she turns to all of the group. “Our emotional maturity depends on our own previous experiences to process the raw, unshaped emotion and/or feelings. But they start in the beginning stages of apperception.”


I agree. Pure emotions and feelings begin with a practical response not an ideological response as the latter is involved in a construction, and the former begins in sound judgment. Pure emotions and feelings are the passions of the heart not the mind as it is felt.” a sense of reassured Belinda replies. “Does a mental construction make you cry or does the passion of an emotion and feeling?”


I can't always understand my emotions sometimes. But, I realize that I'm aware of my feelings at that moment of a passionate response. I feel it gripping and moving me to the extent where I'm unable to manifest it because I'm afraid of the outcome.” Peter states in a monotone of a questioning nature. “Fear is an emotion that can hinder or halt the progression of action.”


I believe that faith is an emotional response where the products of construction, organizing, and processing of a prior feeling of an emotional and practical response of what is felt. We feel it as children without the regarding the consequences of our actions.” Hope replies to an ever-wondering group of volunteers. “But, as we grow older, the results of consequences have or will have played a pivotal part of our development. The experiences of our previous mistakes keeps us in fear.”


I agree. We as adults will have halted our action(s) for a desire out of fear. The hardest thing for faith in religion is to believe that there is a higher power. We can't see him and it scares us. It scares me to death.” Muhammad responds with a somber tone. “I feel guilty of questioning if he exists or not and my faith in him is quiet low. But, I believe in him. It just scares me that I will never know him until death.”


But, in a practical religion we look for signs that reassures his existence, but our sound judgment in blindly understanding him, is the necessity in the experience of him.” Sarah reiterates. “I personally loved our beloved leader because he was a messenger of him. I'm questioning the works of my belief right now.”


In that moment, Black and his friends have come from that corner to keep a watchful eye on the American volunteers, as the daily interests of the transitional shelter keep the ever-watchful eyes of the clients on their temporary, beloved house is of an important disposition, with the quiet and apparent social leaders keeping their attention of their Utopian kingdom. One as a social leader at a transitional shelter could be a queen or king if they are “playing their cards right”, with the same social rules in any social scene or club applys to the transitional shelter in life, as the undying passion, and desire to be a top-of-the-social kingdom has made any transitional client eager to portray themselves in a like-manner. They keep a watchful eye on the daily dealings of the transitional shelter.


They have made their way up to the end of the alley noticing if the transitional clients have disturbed the American servants, as the weekly severance is dependable to them, and they do not wish to dispel a weekly humanitarian treasure. Most clients are aware of it. But, they approach the group of religious servants to ensure their protection is in order, and overhear the conversation of the American servants as they settle in the alley.


Hey, ladies and gentleman. It everything going well? Is anybody disturbing any of you?” Black ask with a sense of concern. “Are they acting well?”


Yes, They are. But, we were a little scared in the beginning. Do, you know what was the reason?” Benjamin requests.


Well, we are investigating it at the moment. But, when we find out the truth, we will get back to you.” Black answers. “What were you guys talking about? “I heard faith mentioned as I do not wish intrude in on the conversation.”


We were talking about how faith is in a practical religion.” Peter cautiously responds.


Oh, how the practical emotional response is relative to the judgment of that which initially felt at the moment of a passion.” A confident Black replies.


Yes.” a smiling group appears. “Do you have any suggestions? We like to hear them.” Hope responds.


Well, yes. I believe faith is like a peeled apple. On the outside, a red skin of the finished apple protects the inside the layers of development. And, inside the apple, the white product is the construction of a desire.” He states. “And, the seeds of the apple represents the seeds of hope as a pure emotion. Yet, the core of seeds where the apple grows represents the pure product of unshaped desires, and it is attached to a stem which feeds the apple life. The stem of the tree represents wisdom. And, the tree represents a cause. That cause is God. We as humans, peel the apple as an effect of the cause according to when we are ready to consume it.”


I didn't see it that way.” Benjamin with a surprised look comes on his face.


Well, that is a pretty good analogy sir.” while entertaining the thought Sarah replies. “Where did you read it?”


I heard it most of it from a high school teacher that teaches Sunday School at my former church. I filled in the rest.” Black strongly accepts the embracing of the group.


Shall we talk about how a practical faith takes form in America?” Muhammad responds.


Sure, let's explore it.” Gracie mentions.


I could use the direction of faith.” Peter eagerly awaits.



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