Our thoughts our the essence of what we are.
What you must understand is that the topics the New Age movement are speculating about are those which current scientific method cannot answer.
It's the field of Metaphysics, I'll agree. Tons of speculating, and no scientific fact. It's a fringe science, and will remain as such. There
are many thoughts, experiences, and ideas, all being shared across the internet always shaded unfairly by shadow of "wyrd" experiences. The New Age
movement will never escape that shadow.
The New Age movement is a sound paradigm for it's own believers, but it doesn't round out a philosophy that every human must adhere to, and pointing
back to the topic of this debate, it's not something that will overrule all previous religions. A natural progression is a series in which a
previous scenario compliments the next, and they flow together to create a logical flowing thought process.
I'll drift a bit here, and say that the Catholic Church had an agenda, the Crusades, and wiped out most Pagan beliefs. I don't need to go further
by stating all the travesties committed, nor the woeful loss of knowledge that occurred. The only other event in our history that can compare was the
burning of Alexandria in Egypt.
The Crusades ended the Old Age, and eradicated the "common knowledge" of the base survival skills, and caused everyone to conform.
The small percentage, the "NEW AGE" people stepped up, split aside, and rendered a belief system that was broad and encompassing.
I'll end my drifting now, and paddle my small raft ashore.
I stand firm, once again upon the shore, looking out upon the sea of humanity. I see many religions as I gaze out upon the horizon, all special, all
different, but nonetheless encompassing every aspect of humanity.
Within that, I see the New Age Movement as an embryo, something that needs developed, and while I hope for a successful birth of a New Age, I'm
hindered by the presence of previously defined beliefs that the majority cling to.
The New Age has a chance as a religious meme, but honestly, it's just another competing meme in the harsh reality of human perception.
Look 100 years back. There was no New Age. A hundred years in the future? We'll have thought of something else.
I'll close this debate by saying that the New Age Movement is nothing more than a unification attempt consolidating fringe religious beliefs. Good
enough, well played. Almost anyone not mainstream religion can join. To say every will be drawn to that is quite a stretch, and wherefore I refute my
With a world population of 6.9 billion, and only 245 million in the USA, we have to recognize that China has 2.6 billion citizens, and they are
Buddhists. The Chinese aren't interested in budging from their paradigm. There will always be 2.6 billion Buddhists in China given the current
Conclusion: The New Age movement is a localized event mostly in the USA, and UK, for those disillusioned by a mostly Catholic indoctrination. To be
honest, it's a payback from the Crusades. It has nothing to do with an evolved belief system for all of humanity. Not at all.