Nick_A wrote: ↑Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:18 am
This is why I advocated one should explore religions and religiosity from the psychological perspective to uncover any inherent brainwashing elements within any religion.
A dangerous idea and should be avoided as poison in a secular society. It is simply intolerable. But at the risk of inviting the wrath of the secular gods, I'll limit my response to a simple idea.
The esoteric paths of religion have the goal of awakening. In contrast the secular paths of religion, politics, and education, have the goal of indoctrinating beliefs. Contemplating the difference is essential for the seeker of truth but insulting and a pain in the ass for everyone else. It really is not fit for polite company so to speak but only for those drawn to the question of why humanity as a whole lacks a human perspective worthy of the name MAN. For others it is better just to complain about Trump.
Let's look at the issue from another perspective in terms of the grade of spirituality.
- 1. Crude Primal religion = 20/100 Grade of Spirituality [GoS]
2. Common theistic religions = 40/100 GoS
3. Esoteric theistic religions = 70/100 GoS
4. Common non-theistic religions = 50/100 GoS
5. Esoteric non-theistic religions = 80/100 GoS
6. Philosophical non-theistic religion = 90/100 GoS
The above are my estimations based on research and you are entitle to dispute it.
Note I am not bringing is secular matters, e.g. politics, social, economics, etc.
My point is, I acknowledge you are into the esoteric path of religion but this is at best 70/100 which is good for humanity but not good enough at a more advance level of spirituality.
Such a level at 70/100 is not efficient for humanity in the longer term to get humanity to work at a team to exploit synergy to face whatever the threat to humanity in the future 50, 100 or 200 years in time.
Just relying on Simone Weil and her likes will be very limited.
What I am trying to push is, where possible one should strive to adopt the practices of the spirituality of point 6 above, i.e. Philosophical non-theistic religion & spirituality = 90/100 GoS. Herewith humanity will not just depend on one or two philosophers but will take into account all sources of knowledge from everywhere that are relevant and efficient.
At this level of 90+/100 humans will align spontaneously as Team Human to face all problems of global and galatical scale threatening humanity in the future.