Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Does truth come in a package or does it require individual understanding?

Note: Big Truth is defined as fundamental truth (the 'big picture' truth).

'There may be some overlap between consciousness and at least some religious values because religion often speaks to human values and human values at their root, evolve from the values of low entropy consciousness. There may also be a connection because of religion's occasional association with those who have deeply known 'Big Truth' and nobly tried to embody it and package it for large numbers of others. Unfortunately, history shows that such an effort usually ends up ugly and twisted for the majority who eventually try to reach salvation through ritual, dogma, close-mindedness and violence.

An effort to spread 'Big Truth' may be a noble undertaking, however, using an organization to spread 'Big Truth' to the multitudes, many of whom are not yet ready to personally assimilate it's underlying wisdom, has ended up being counterproductive. Once organized, the 'Big Truth' - which requires individual wisdom to understand - is replaced by culturally relevant dogma that everyone can easily understand and a structure designed to grow the power, influence, and cash flow of the organization.

Fear-based organizations (believe our way or suffer the awful consequences) are inherently and fundamentally incompatible with the promulgation of spiritual values and growth which require love-based individual understanding. Trying to express and spread love through dogma, self- righteous arrogance, legislation, political or social pressure, narrow-mindedness, or fanatical violence is like trying to strike a wooden match under twenty feet of muddy water using only your elbows.'
- excerpt from My Big TOE, by Thomas W Campbell

"The only thing that can logically corner you consistently, is the truth." 
- Thomas W Campbell

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