Thursday, October 07, 2010

Faith, Dogma, Truth!

From: "You are here" by Christopher Potter Page 270.

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as the judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods." (Einstein).

Fortunately, there are scientists and artists happy to "not dispute or assert but whisper results to his neighbour" (poet John Keats).

Faith turns to dogma where there are sides, and where one side insists it sees Truth unseen by the other. And dogma leads to war: I am right, you are wrong, we are invincible, they are the enemy. Faith is the
"substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Christian Bible, Hebrews 11:1).

Dogma is the insistence that what is unseen is really there.


See also on Youtube:

Infected at Birth, The God Virus


Anonymous said...

Anyone who has been involved with cults from a serious level(completle submersion) to a simple unsuccessful indoctrination know how disturbing the whole process is. So disturbing it stays with you for life. I was an unsuccessful indoctrination on several occassions from several different organizations. Sahaj marj, the evangelical catholics through the alpha course, the evangelical protetants again through the alpha course. All proclaiming the reborn dogma. The majority cannot live up to the expectation of the organization. The organization KNOWS humans are human therefore cannot live happily under there extreme programme to the after life. Going through life believing dying is somehow better is scarey, maybe a comfort to the grieving, but preparing yourself for death in the midst of life is plain dumb. And all extreme religions teach this even to children...not good,not healthy,not neccessary!! You tube has a good video called the god virus, explains how religious brainwashing is done by an ex pastor.

4d-Don said...

Hi anonymous..

Good one... thanks for the "the God Virus"... I will check it out as I also have been exposed to the "virus" a few times in this life ...

What seemed to have "GREAT PROMISE" and rewards on the "other side" at first, turned out to be not a good experience in the long run...

Information opened my eyes ... not the "emotional" information of the abuses, etc... but specially the "cold" and "factual" information of "NUMBERS"... dollars and "sense" (common)

I, as Plato, Plotinus, Vivekananda, etc..., now call our UNITY as ONE (number) or ONE-ness ... No-one or NO-THING is "outside" or no one has a "special" position INSIDE ...

Information will enhance our FREEDOM


Anonymous said...

Thankyou for looking at the god virus, it is informative and humourous at times. I found after watching it a deeper sense of the deception from religious leaders. It's a worry when god becomes a business. It's even more worrying when they target children. Good can and should come out from an order with morals as high as religion. Sadly the hierarchy are corrupt, money making business men/users.Mooto is, you can't get them out but you can stop them getting in.xx