NEW AWAKENINGS AND NEW SPIRITUAL BEGINNINGS. AND WITH THESE AWAKENINGS, SO SHALL COME OUR SPIRITUAL HEALING OF OURSELVES, OF EACH OTHER, OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND OF OUR MOTHER EARTH, OUR HOLY GAIA.
There are many paths to God, so there is just one path to God. Pentecostalism and emotional healing are close to shamanism, whilst the more established church is cerebral. There are the quiet paths, the reflective paths, the rhythmic paths of ritual, the unadorned paths of the ascetics, the ecstatic paths, and yes, the wild paths of the shamans. All are paths leading ultimately to God.
This is a key question. Supposing it could be shown without a shadow of a doubt that the Bible told us to hate people and commit murder. Would we obey? If not, then clearly there is an inner sense of what is right that transcends the Bible and indeed, that transcends all scriptures.