a reply to: Willtell
FYI, I'm aware that I sound a bit harsh when it comes to subjects
like spirituality and religion (ya think!).
I never wanted it to be this way. When i was a little boy, I thought
i'd grow up to either be the inventor of "warp drive" ;-) or a priest
of some alternate religion!
I spent years studying both science and spirituality.. especially
Kundalini Yoga and various esoteric systems.. throw in some Buddhism,
Taoism, some Theosophy here and there (but it made my entire body
hurt in revulsion) and of course Christianity. I deeply studied
Christianity for over 20 years.
So come to find out, that very close to NONE of the 'religious figures'
of the past even existed.... that religion actually had NOTHING to
do with 'spirituality' and that 'spirituality' was also a power and control
system, and some sort of feeding system on human cattle.
I never wanted things to be so cold.. and hostile.. I have always been
a *hugger* and someone who wanted to have everyone just get along..
and be friends.. and to take care of nature..
So when I come across as harsh, it's sad -- it's really *caring*.. but I
don't like how we are food for the 1% and the things which go
bump in the night...
I would like to focus on the tiny smidgen of real, positive (what others
would call) 'spirituality' and growing up as a human species to throw off
this nonsense. But we are so dominated by thousands of years of 'history'
that was written by the victors (the remnant of the Roman empire is just
the latest in a long chain), that our global culture, and our very language
which is the basis of 'rational' thought itself is corrupt through and through
to keep us living like cattle.
But i seldom can focus on the positive.. if I say "principle A", that I've learned
due to years of 'purification', pretty much everyone will hear "principle Z"
which they've learned from the control loop and confuse the two.
Besides, who am I to be sharing 'spiritual knowledge' ? If it's a mistake for others
to do it, then I shouldn't be doing it.. even if perchance my 50 years of effort
have put me in a situation where I should. That's why I talk about the basics of
honesty and rationality so much.. I've never met anyone who has mastered
even those, except perhaps an autistic..
Autistic people aren't 'plugged in properly' to the global mind-conditioning
network of culture, so they have a good chance to be free.. miserable usually
but free... and the fact that autism is (or at least autism reporting) is really
growing.. has made me wonder.. but that's another subject.
So.. I don't WANT to be a cranky old man waving a shotgun at kids on my
lawn.. not even a little.. but living in a feed-lot of cattle on this planet