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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 488 Jergat 27-Feb-04 22:27
Carpus Diem 224 Milo 27-Feb-04 23:20
Re: Carpus Diem 160 Dominick Ohrbeck 28-Feb-04 00:35
Re: Carpus Diem 156 Jergat 28-Feb-04 09:27
Re: Carpus Diem 166 Milo 28-Feb-04 17:36
Re: Carpus Diem 171 Jergat 28-Feb-04 17:41
Till the pips squeak 132 Thirdwave 28-Feb-04 19:49
Re: Carpus Diem 476 Melusine 28-Feb-04 12:01
Re: Carpus Diem 179 Milo 28-Feb-04 16:56
Re: The Carnality of Gnosis 146 David L 28-Feb-04 01:29
Re: The Carnality of Gnosis 134 Lee McGiffen 28-Feb-04 08:29
Re: The Carnality of Gnosis 162 Melusine 28-Feb-04 11:42
Many mansions 172 Thirdwave 28-Feb-04 12:36
Re: Many mansions 179 Milo 28-Feb-04 17:22
Re: Many mansions 154 David L 28-Feb-04 23:57
Re: Many mansions 157 Milo 29-Feb-04 00:09
Re: Many mansions 134 David L 29-Feb-04 00:24
Re: Many mansions 246 Milo 29-Feb-04 00:42


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