Tenets of the new religion
I”ve been corresponding with a friend who I suspect is a follower of the new religion of Glocalization. Below is a response to an e-mail he wrote me:
Dear Homer Sterdley,
I’m happy about your opportunity and hope it comes through for you.
Regarding the video, I felt that the body of Don Casey’s presentation substantiated his premise that a new religion is emerging that is threatening to impose itself on the American people. Here is my understanding of the tenets of this religion:
- Life comes from matter and people are a product of random evolution.
- At this point, people have basically become a parasite on the Earth.
- The solution to this parasitism is to reduce the population, keep people and all of their activities within reasonable borders.
- If people are to evolve further, they need to develop a deep respect for Nature and make Nature’s priorities their foremost concern.
- Happiness can be achieved by respecting the needs of others, sharing resources, dividing work and working together under the direction of “governance.”
This religion (set of beliefs) sounds great. But it isn’t the truth.
- Mathematically there is no way that random chemicals can organize themselves into bodies. We can see in Nature that things when left to themselves don’t organize, but rather tend to disintegrate. Matter and consciousness are two separate things and consciousness continues beyond the time it inhabits one body or another. Anything that has life has consciousness and that consciousness is independent of the body. You can prove this to yourself by simply observing that every cell in your body is replaced within seven years, yet you remain. You may grow in your knowledge and wisdom, but essentially the “you” is there throughout the various bodies you inhabit through your life. Your baby body looks very different from your old person body, and all of the atoms are different, but you are the same person.
- I agree that people are basically a parasite on the Earth at this point in history. But I don’t agree that they have to be a parasite by their presence. If people change their lifestyles and consciousness, their presence can enhance their environment. Not only for themselves, but also for the plants and animals around them.
- People need to evolve in consciousness and learn to be more truthful, compassionate, merciful, clean and selfless. This can be done in any human body, even a “handicapped” human body.
- Happiness can only be achieved by the consciousness (soul) acting in his eternal identity as a part and parcel of the Supreme. It is the relationship with the Supreme that is the purpose of life. This relationship can be revived simply by endeavoring to revive it. A relationship with God is interactive and dynamic. It is not something that only occurred long ago with scriptural characters: it is something that a person can achieve through desire, hard work and, yes, sacrifice. Automatically when you work to revive this relationship, your living becomes more harmonious with Nature because Nature is a part and parcel of the Supreme.
When I was 17, I set out on a journey to find the answer to the question, “if God exists, and He is in control and He is compassionate, why is there so much suffering, particularly with young people who are faultless?” In my journey to discover the answer to this question, I met with a number of mystical experiences and synchronicities that were some of the most real experiences of my life. And to this day, I can easily analyze whether I’m on the right path by how much God reveals Himself. This is not a matter of belief, but rather something that is quite real in my life.
The Earth is capable of supporting ten times the current population, but to do so the people would have to live in a much different manner and have a higher level of consciousness. The solution isn’t to try to impose a set of rules and restrictions on people but rather to lead them to happiness by becoming more conscious of God. Then they will automatically try to please God by living in a more harmonious manner.
I’m curious about your reaction to this concept,