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In the ranks of the so-called learned there is rising up a new order of thinkers, which may best be termed the School of the Worldly Wise Men. After arriving at the astounding conclusion that they are the intellectual salt of the earth, these gentlemen of letters have appointed themselves the final judges of all knowledge, both human and divine.
This group affirms that all mystics must have been epileptic and most of the saints neurotic! It declares God to be a fabrication of primitive superstition; the universe to be intended for no particular purpose; immortality to be a figment of the imagination; and an outstanding individuality to be but a fortuitous combination of cells! Pythagoras is asserted to have suffered from a “bean complex”; Socrates was a notorious inebriate; St. Paul was subject to fits; Paracelsus was an infamous quack, the Comte di Cagliostro a mountebank, and the Comte de St.-Germain the outstanding crook of history!
What do the lofty concepts of the world’s illumined saviors and sages have in common with these stunted, distorted products of the “realism” of this century? All over the world men and women ground down by the soulless cultural systems of today are crying out for the return of the banished age of beauty and enlightenment – for something practical in the highest sense of the word.
A few are beginning to realize that so-called civilization in its present form is at the vanishing point; that coldness, heartlessness, commercialism, and material efficiency are impractical, and only that which offers opportunity for the expression of love and ideality is truly worth while. All the world is seeking happiness, but knows not in what direction to search.
Men must learn that happiness crowns the soul’s quest for understanding. Only through the realization of infinite goodness and infinite accomplishment can the peace of the inner Self be assured. In spite of man’s geocentricism, there is something in the human mind that is reaching out to philosophy – not to this or that philosophic code, but simply to philosophy in the broadest and fullest sense.
Originally posted by Student X
Originally posted by nicolee123nd
There's no debating that America is becoming less and less religious.
But more spiritual.
Do you think this is good or bad?
Its good and bad.
What would you say is up for the future?
The noosphere aka the Divine Milieu.
Originally posted by 15FORreal
reply to post by Sundowner
They could easily join us if they wanted...but I really doubt that they will want this...as far as I know and have seen..anything that goes against them is shut down and is called a lie or something else...i would gladly have science and religion team up..it would probablly get more done than just science...but at the moment..they are just stopping us from advancing
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by dizzie_lizzie79
Read "The Phenomenon of Man" by Pierre Tilliard de Chardin, and "The Nature and Destiny of Man" by Reinhold Neibhur, both modern day prophets of the early 20th century. Set aside any anti-religious bias, and probe these writings for a new synthesis. It's there just waiting in the wings now for reappropriation.
The word "noosphere" is from Chardin's book.
Is that where you found God?
Originally posted by AYEforeignEYE '___'
Originally posted by AYEforeignEYE
I fear the atheist that says "That isn't possible." about everything they haven't read in 'New Scientist'.
If I never had something profoundly spiritual happen to me, would I be an atheist today?
Originally posted by ObvTruth
reply to post by kykweer
Religion clouds peoples mind from everything else thats around him. Anything in the future that seems unholy or anything that seems wrong to them they would surly try to Demonize it. If there was no religion it would be a way for us all to unite. No arguing about if there is a God or not.