As political corruption reaches it’s zenith and people are increasingly rejecting the status quo of force and fraud in government, a resurgence of religion may be at hand.
It can go one of two ways…
Extremist intolerance, frowning faces, and narrow-minded rejection.
A synthesis of ideas that returns religion back to its roots of spiritual union with our divine nature.
The religious literal interpretations of fraudulent, manipulative, militaristic and obsolete ‘holy books’ will only sink the world into another dark-age of violent inquisitions IF a humanistic government based on empathy, toleration and genuine respect for each others right to freedom of personal choice does not form after the collapse of the political establishment over the coming decade.
Evangelical crusades of pushing ‘the one true religion’ is a social skin infection that can fester into debilitating dis-ease.
A resurgence of mainstream religion without government would only lead to new crusades, jihads and ‘the ban’ in Hebrew (i.e. Killing in the name of God, see Deutoronomy 20:10).
Extremist Christians today claim that “any nation who opposes Christianity will ‘fall’”. This is why religion provides no answer to our emerging new world of freedom of choice, personal liberty, or individual self-expression.
The problem of religion comes from a schizophrenic disconnection from human-based empathy due to literal interpretations of Bible stories rather than seeing the psychological metaphors shrouded behind the fairytales, myths and anecdotes.
Those stories pushed by religious leaders ultimately seek to force their violent will against anyone who doesn’t want to bow down to a fairytale god.
Christianity and Islam took there supposed morality directly from Judaism which derived it from earlier forms of Egypt / Hammurabi / Aryans / Taoism / even Paganism.
In a bizarre moment of enlightenment you realize that today’s organized religion is wholly immoral.
Morality based on the supposed dictates of an abstract god-concept (man in the sky) is not genuine morality as it is not based on anything other than following external orders beyond human compassion, empathy or insight.
Real morality is derived through awareness of our nature, our humanity, our empathy, our collective knowledge.
That is, morality emerges once mankind reconnects with our own godly essence of love.
A more insightful perspective of Christianity shared by someone heading in the right direction is that “deep relationship with God comes from perfecting your incomplete love through Christ (Perfect Love) to re-establish the authority of Adam.”
Again, these are abstract metaphorical concepts that have unfortunately turned into literalized interpretations of their underlying concepts.
Christ is not a man named Jesus that represents Love.
Christ is the metaphor of Perfect Love that exists in our highest expression of selfhood.
Adam is not the first physical man that god created in some fancy garden. Adam is the primordial conception of what it means to be Man, i.e. Whole unto ourself, conscious, present, creative, adaptive.
As such, love is an empathic emotion based on our humanity experienced through individual integrity (wholeness). So yes, Christians are correct in that Love is the goal and transcends the frauds of man-manipulated ideas of god and government, false religion and politics.
The ‘holy spirit’ is your divine consciousness. Only through volitional discernment can you create true wellbeing. Not fanciful faith.
Hence, by purity of conscious intent to create value and build love does man succeed.
This is humanism, not religion.
Hence, Secular Humanism trumps Anthropomorphic Religion as the path to spiritual enlightenment for all of mankind.
“Relationship with God directly with each individual” happens when you drop all the metaphorical religious jargon and realize that the god-head is you.
The final enlightenment of religion (anthropormphic deification) is secular humanism.
Father, son, holy ghost trinity etc are literalized nominalizations of abstract concepts based on psychological/geometric insights.
The Old Testament authors obfuscated spiritual insight and ancient principles by shrouding the real meaning of the bible stories.
The New Testament turned people literally psychotic by adding a meta-layer of literalized interpretation over the top of the abstract metaphors of the Old Testament.
And Islam extended the Abrahamic religions in a direction that swept the globe.
Tell your average Christian, Muslim or Jew (as Jesus did) that “the kingdom of heaven is within” and they short-circuit in a moment of honest introspection that leaves a void in the fabric of their soulless consciousness.
The acid test is this:
Put two people together with differing religious views and have them discuss their beliefs. The moment you see frowns appear on their faces then you know they have forgotten their spirit-based heart-connection and are stuck in their narrow-minded cognitive bias.
Mankind needs spiritual de-armoring. It will be ‘purification by pain’ for many.
Choose right. Choose light. Choose love.