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That's your own very individual opinion, not necessarily a universal truth. I think there's a lot of truth in organized religion, and that they also serve as gateways into the esoteric aspects of religion that few people care about. As for a totally literal interpretation of the exoteric religions I'm not sure there's very much truth in that, but I think it might still serve a purpose. People need guidance, and if it leads in the right direction I don't see anything wrong with it.
reply to post by introspectionist
All organised religion is nothing but vanity If you are indeed spiritually awakened then you will already know this.
Gnosticism (from gnostikos, "learned", from Ancient Greek: γνῶσις gnōsis, knowledge) describes a collection of ancient religions that taught that people should shun the material world created by the demiurge and embrace the spiritual world. Gnostic ideas influenced many ancient religions that teach that gnosis (variously interpreted as knowledge, enlightenment, salvation, emancipation or 'oneness with God') may be reached by practicing philanthropy to the point of personal poverty, sexual abstinence (as far as possible for hearers, completely for initiates)
reply to post by DogMeat
Yeah but so does surveillance and drones. The way I see it that is what science leads to. Science and war are intimately connected. That is what the Age of Enlightenment is about, and that is what biting the apple is about. I want to be a passive observer and thinker. Everone else can knock themselves out climbing career ladders, working in scientific research, fighting wars etc. etc. These people enlighten me. That's what the cosmos provides me, but that doesn't mean I want to contribute. This is what Jews are all about, I have come to realize. The force is out there, and the Jews are channeling it for the purpose of enlightening humanity. I have reached enough enlightenment to not want to strive for anything anymore, other than more spirituality. I thank God for giving me the Jews and all the Christians that kill each other in the process of enlightenment.