Sunday, September 4, 2016

A festival of earthly pleasures...

Burning Man 2016 ends tomorrow after a week of blatant hedonism in the desert.  A festival of pagan earthly pleasure disguised as spiritual awakening.  The 10 Principles of Burning Man are a clever earthly cheat on the 10 Commandments for unsuspecting soul searchers who look to justify their place in this world.  I have never really considered attending the "gathering of tribes" although I have many friends who are "burners".  Even though I worked by choice in crowded NYC for so many years, the thought of intentionally hanging out with a large group just never appealed to me.

This years gathering cost over $30 million to host over 70,000 participants from all over the world.  Individual ticket prices average anywhere from about $400 to over $1000 and the week in the middle of nowhere can easily cost another $500 in expenses. There are much cheaper/easier ways to awaken your spirit - and without all the earthly temptations.  My awakening was not drug induced nor driven by a crowd mentality.  It was (and can only be) a simple one on one meeting with Christ.

Romans 13:14  But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

7 comments:

RedEyeMule said...

I agree with you.

Margery Bills said...

Agree down the line.

John Thrower said...

There is more than one way to skin a cat, whatever works (sells).

Margery Bills said...

Looks more wholesome, however, than the Abbie Hoffman rally of yore in upstate N.Y.

Kris said...

Thanks for the link to the Burning Man principles. Some good stuff there.

pamit said...

Was the Devil there, John?

Annemarie Gerber said...

Now this...is weird!
What happened to the good old Woodstock make love not war festivals?
Thank you Jesus for sticking with us through all our sturm und drang years.
One has to wonder what next?