Seeking new ideas is the only way to grow spiritually and intellectually. It’s essential to challenge your thinking. You know the dominant religions don’t want you to do this because they’ll lose control if you do.
If you aren’t challenging yourself to re-examine your paradigm and beliefs ― you won’t grow. When you stay the same, you are easier to control. If you want to take back control of your mind, you need to challenge the cultural narrative and question the national folklore.
Why Seek Out New Ideas?
We are creatures of habit. And, because we are creatures that like routines, we resist change. Therefore, the only way to grow is to challenge our patterns of belief. However, organized religion uses our habitual nature to control what we think. So, if you want to grow, you’ll need to break old ways of thinking.
“Truth is not to be found outside. No teacher, no scripture can give it to you. It is inside you and if you wish to attain it, seek your own company. Be with yourself.” — Osho
There’s a great debate going on about what spiritual awakening means. Just exactly how many people are moving beyond their comfort zones, stretching beyond the pale of organized religion. It takes courage and persistence to challenge the cultural narrative, so if you find yourself at the place where you are questioning this, it is beneficial for you!
“Belief in things we can not prove require faith. So faith masquerades as a place of comfort, not a place of truth. Faith and belief require disbelief in all the facts that disprove superstition and mythology. Belief and faith are the products of brainwashing. They are the mind trap of circular reasoning. To maintain faith requires constant brainwashing and self-hypnosis.
Sometimes the brainwashing is voluntary and self-inflicted and sometimes it comes through forced indoctrination. Both belief and faith are tactics of mind control. They are counterfeits that keep you wanting more. And neither belief nor faith provides doorways to spiritual truth.” — Guru Tua
The only way to grow is to seek out new ideas and challenge your ways of thinking. Now, this is how you grow!
Grow Spiritually and Intellectually
We need to find solutions to global problems. We need people seeking new ideas and solutions. But, unfortunately, the superstitions of the most popular religions control a significant part of the cultural narrative. They fight vigorously to maintain their customer base against the progress of science. They are the enemies of progress. They fight against the discoveries of the hard sciences and facts to keep you a paying customer.
The Abrahamic religions (1) control much of the cultural narrative which programs, negative bias, and prejudice. They justify everything from ethnic, religious, and gender discrimination to outright war and genocide. These religions are Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
Here is a chart of religions by population (2).
Perhaps you are one of those who aren’t satisfied with the answers or the circular logic often used to support the most popular approaches to spirituality. Instead, take steps to become a Freethinker. Learn to grow spiritually and intellectually by creating your path.
We don’t expect you to agree with everything. So we hope it is a catalyst to challenge the way you think. We encourage everyone to seek out new ideas about spirituality. It’s true. We’ll occasionally tread upon your “sacred ground,” hoping it will open your mind. That’s what an excellent teacher should do.
You can do this. You need to grow. Your future and the future of the world depend on people who are awake. Learn to seek out new ideas and grow spiritually and intellectually.
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(1) Abrahamic Religions, Wikipedia
(2) World Religions by Population, Wikipedia
(3) Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia