Immorality of Morality

I want to be a good person

What I admire about WordPress is that the biggest part of the users is American. While Germans are concerned about having a stable society, Frenchmen about beauty and pleasures of life, Russians about absolute truth, Americans are in obsession to prove that they are “good persons”. Continue reading

Against Socialist View on Religion

opiumftmassesUndoubtedly religion have been used by groups and individuals with power to make the common people behave as they want them to and accept what they want them to. It can only be used this way if the people already believes – what does the proletariat care what a God they do not believe in commands of them! This view of religion can explain many aspects of religious beliefs as they occur in society – why, say, Catholicism has contained so many dogmas and ideas that are far away from the bible and the word of Christ. But as an explanation for why religions exist in the first place it does a poor job. Continue reading

Social Mythology

Why does there not exist individuals who deeply believes in certain Gods, with a complete mythology around it about creation, traits, morality and so on, that is completely detached from the beliefs of any other person on earth? Religion does not exist without society.

Viewing religion only as the belief in a supernatural being begs the question why all religions say something about why’s and what’s. Christianity is not the belief “God exists and Jesus is his son”, and Islam is much more than “There is only one God, and Muhammed is his prophet”; they are ways of life and ways of thinking; they are law, philosophy and community.

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Religion-Society

Why does there not exist individuals who deeply believes in certain Gods, with a complete mythology around it about creation, traits, morality and so on, that is completely detached from the beliefs of any other person on earth? Religion does not exist without society.

Viewing religion only as the belief in a supernatural being begs the question why all religions say something about why’s and what’s. Christianity is not the belief “God exists and Jesus is his son”, and Islam is much more than “There is only one God, and Muhammad is his prophet”; they are ways of life and ways of thinking; they are law, philosophy and community.

Why has Christianity changed so much over the years? Because society changed, and a religion separated from society is like a foetus taken from the womb. It dies. When a human dies, the body remains, but we can all agree – the essence of person is gone. When religion is separated from society, its essence is gone. One can never get to know a person by studying the body, and one can never get to know religion by studying it separated from society. One can never understand why one is loved by one’s mother and cherished by one’s friends by looking at the body, and likewise one can never understand why people would believe in religion when looking at it separated from society.

Love Thyself or Anthropodicy

Self – is the answer for all questions.

Maybe The Socratic Turn was too intensive and came back into initial position after running through all the 360 degrees?

Unlike the sociocentric people of Africa and Asia we, westerners, live in individualistic societies, but for some mysterious reason, beyond all the human rights and freedoms, we have almost lost the meaning of the individual. Continue reading

The Degeneration of Ideas

The institutionalisation of, and insistence on, some philosophical idea, be that religious or political, is a sure way to corrupt it. It is an unfortunate fact that humans are often dim-witted, ill-educated, and certainly ill-educators. Most rules, and also traditions, stem from some deeper thought and idea, but unfortunately, in the passing of time and generation, the idea has not been conveyed or understood. What remains then are just rules and traditions. Continue reading