Delight is The Real Religion

David Price
4 min readJun 2, 2023
Minh Ngo

Every time the church pictures God as having a special love for Americans or for Western civilization we are justifying and therefore participating in centuries of murder, robbery and exploitation…

Religions grow out of particular cultures. They start with the frailties of their birthplace. The question is whether they will outgrow their origins or just consecrate the prejudices of wherever they were born. Religion that will not learn and grow is an ulcer on the human psyche.

I’m not saying religious imagery is completely wrong, I’m saying the difference between religious idolatry and reverence is that idolatry believes its imagery for God IS God whereas reverence knows to put the weight on the felt qualities evoked by the images- like “loving,” “creating, and “nurturing.”

Religion risks going mad when it reduces God to an actual being within space-time who looks more like some of us than others. The word “God” is only helpful when it points beyond itself and refers to whatever mystery lies within, between and beyond us.

— Jim Rigby


I see men assassinated around me every day. I walk through rooms of the dead, streets of the dead, cities of the dead; men without eyes, men without voices; men with manufactured feelings and standard reactions; men with newspaper



David Price

I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.