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In another thread Ananda and I were discussing true value of root evil in which case she replied to my accusations of religious fundementalism being a symptom, not a cause. Here is the response:

"I agree with you in thinking that the displays and exploitations of fundamental religion are probably results with underlying causes, the main one being economic and oppressive. However, the displays of fundamentalism and religious views also have results, and these are not always conducive to tolerance, problem solving, and good thinking. Sometimes, however, thoughtful discussions can lead to better analysis and understanding of the problems and divisions that harm us ... and this can lead to healing and a more human sense of community."

Indeed. So my opposition to that was the fact that deep seeded human carnality will never let us fully advance to that level, therefore, the carnality of gnosis would stand as a circular pattern, ending up right smack in the humanistic determinism belief of "Do what thou whilst, which is the whole of the law"

Unfortunely, this reasoning is cloaked in the "altruism" argument, for which Richard Dawkins is famous.

But if there were ever such a case for carnal pride and greed, gnosis would be it!

I hear Milo calling!

;-)

Jer

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Subject Views Written By Posted
The Carnality of Gnosis 467 Jergat 27-Feb-04 22:27
Carpus Diem 219 Milo 27-Feb-04 23:20
Re: Carpus Diem 154 Dominick Ohrbeck 28-Feb-04 00:35
Re: Carpus Diem 152 Jergat 28-Feb-04 09:27
Re: Carpus Diem 159 Milo 28-Feb-04 17:36
Re: Carpus Diem 168 Jergat 28-Feb-04 17:41
Till the pips squeak 127 Thirdwave 28-Feb-04 19:49
Re: Carpus Diem 470 Melusine 28-Feb-04 12:01
Re: Carpus Diem 176 Milo 28-Feb-04 16:56
Re: The Carnality of Gnosis 142 David L 28-Feb-04 01:29
Re: The Carnality of Gnosis 129 Lee McGiffen 28-Feb-04 08:29
Re: The Carnality of Gnosis 159 Melusine 28-Feb-04 11:42
Many mansions 169 Thirdwave 28-Feb-04 12:36
Re: Many mansions 172 Milo 28-Feb-04 17:22
Re: Many mansions 151 David L 28-Feb-04 23:57
Re: Many mansions 150 Milo 29-Feb-04 00:09
Re: Many mansions 131 David L 29-Feb-04 00:24
Re: Many mansions 237 Milo 29-Feb-04 00:42


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