posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 11:58 PM
Originally posted by bknapple32
Originally posted by gnosticagnostic
reply to post by MamaJ
oh i think he addressed that in his opening.. all books are to be thrown to the wayside as they are extinct.. all religions and all theories
edit on 9-12-2012 by gnosticagnostic because: (no reason given)
Another thing that just begs scrutiny. Claiming you have knowledge that is superior than any holy book in existence. Thats called a BOLD claim. And Im
sorry, ATS is here to vet bold claims. And so far, no offense to the nice lady. A 3 minute video and some drawings do not prove one to throw out all
the holy books. ( and im agnostic for cryin out loud)
Well said. I would say that if you look at the development of human history, you will find that as a collective, we have advanced scientifically,
technologically yes, but at the level of the individual, we have remained more or less the same. Stagnant, and in need of a radical shift in our
thinking. Human beings have been in touch with religion for quite some time, and as much as people would claim it is necessary, human beings are
still, as Krishnamurti would say: violent, aggressive, acquisitive, competitive, and they have built a society along these lines. You're talking
parasitism, dominance, predation, etc. But it you look at the evolution of life on the planet, 2Billion for life, 6 million years for the hominid,
200,000 for the evolution of mankind as we know it, you're seeing an escalation of consciousness in this regard. Then when it comes to Agricultural,
scientific, and industrial revolutions, 10,000 years, 400 years, and 160 years, you're seeing a further acceleration of our species at the level of
our minds. What that means is, that we are approaching a moment in time, when radical shifts will be occurring within our lifetime, within a
generation even. I would call it the birth of the neo-human collective. Homo luminous, perhaps?
All religions contain a mystical component which has been altogether ignored by the masses. A component which was vital but eliminated from the moment
the founders left them. So yes, religion is not necessary, because only the convenient aspects are practiced, and it has not succeeded in creating
disciplined individuals. This has nothing to do with the external problems, because they are all mirrors of the state of man within themselves. They
must cultivate their inner beings, and that cannot be accomplished with books. I never said I have knowledge which is superior to any religious text.
Please read my posts. What I meant, was that the books have served their purpose up to this present time, and now it is time for the majority to set
their sights to something greater: The evolution of the self.