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Dangers of materialism and atheism
07-05-2011, 11:23 PM,
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Rainbow  Dangers of materialism and atheism
Dangers of materialism and atheism

« By trying hard to show that there is no God, no providence, no heaven, no hope of life after death, materialists deny everything that gives meaning to human life: the reality of the soul and spirit. They have claimed that religion was the "opium of the people" and that, to be happy, man only needed something to eat, a roof over his head, a family to raise and something to study. What actually happens?

Even when someone has satisfied all the claims of his body, heart and intellect, he is still not satisfied. He neglects to nourish his soul and spirit, so now it is they that demand something!

That is why the use of drugs (that plague that is becoming more and more widespread in the world) is a warning. It is a sign that the soul is trying to make its needs understood: it is suffocating and it uses drugs to free itself, but this so-called liberation is suicidal. Oh, of course, we had to get rid of the opium of religion... and now we have marijuana, heroin, cocaine... Should materialistic philosophy be proud of this result? »

« Why is it that some people's perception, lucidity and clarity of mind increase with age, and even with old-age, and in others they decrease? Because the first have from very early on acquired the habit of connecting, bonding with cosmic Intelligence, they believe in it, they open themselves up to it, they love it, and little by little it reveals itself to them because it is attracted by this love. Whereas the others, who do not acknowledge any Intelligence in the universe, close off the path to true understanding. They are focussed on their sole intelligence, trust only their own intelligence, and because this intelligence is limited, it dries up after a while. People who refuse to acknowledge cosmic Intelligence, who repudiate it, limit their mental faculties. So everyone has a choice: the path taken by all the materialist scientists and philosophers, or the path of the initiates, of the great masters who receive revelations every day because they continually draw from the infinite ocean of cosmic Intelligence. »

« There is nothing to be greatly admired in the many brilliant, wealthy and powerful people who place no importance on the life of the soul and spirit. Because they do not seek spiritual nourishment, which alone could fulfill them, they are like starving beasts; and their ambition, their voracity and their greed finally lead them down paths that are dangerous both for themselves and for those around them.

Unfortunately, many so-called spiritualists do not conduct themselves any better: they try to gain the same success as the materialists by the means given to them by initiatic science. In doing so they betray the most sacred principles and are thus even guiltier than the materialists. It is clear that they are satisfied and proud of succeeding by these means, but heaven, which does not like to be used for egotistical ends, will demand an accounting one day, and they will be severely punished. »

« We often hear certain well-known people expressing indignation about the fact that even in these times human beings have not yet rid themselves of religious beliefs which are considered to be irrational. It is true that after a period of materialism, of scientism, more and more people are once again turning to religion, spirituality, or mysticism, and this tendency sometimes takes forms which are completely confused and nonsensical. Even religious authorities are disturbed by it, because they feel overtaken by these new currents which they cannot control.
Well, the responsibility for this situation lies with the faithful themselves, who have been more preoccupied with extending the domination of the Church than with responding to the real needs of souls and spirits.
It also lies with the scientists, whose materialistic philosophies leave people hungry and thirsty.

Both groups should therefore cease complaining about a situation that they themselves have helped to create. Instead, they should come together and see how they can change it. »

« Materialistic theories may seduce people for a time and sever their ties with the Divinity, but only temporarily.
Whether many celebrated thinkers like it or not, the Creator has designed human beings in such a way that they cannot manage without Him. If they imagine they can, it will only be for a brief moment. Right away they will sense that they have crippled themselves and will be obliged to return to another conception of the world and of themselves.

It is pointless, therefore, to waste time fulminating against those incorrigible human beings who need to believe in a Creator of the universe, in an invisible world peopled by spiritual entities, in life after death, and in the power of prayer, because they will remain incorrigible. Yes, because this is the reality of humankind and the universe, a reality no one can change. »

« "In the beginning... God created the heavens and the earth,..." The entire initiatic philosophy is contained in these first few words of the Book of Genesis. The heavens and the earth... The heavens represent the spirit and the earth represents matter. It is for good reason that Moses first mentioned the heavens and then the earth, because heaven must always come first. This is what human beings have not yet understood very well. They put the earth first. And some go even farther and behave as if only the earth had been created, and who knows by whom! By putting the earth first, human beings have introduced an imbalance in social life and this imbalance is also reflected in them. Be aware that all imbalance stems from not understanding the place the Creator has given to the spirit and matter respectively. Matter should not be neglected, of course not, but it is far more detrimental to humankind not to have understood once and for all that they must put the spirit first. »

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov


« The universe embarraces me, and I cannot think this clock exists and has no clockmaker. »

Voltaire
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07-10-2011, 10:33 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-10-2011, 10:34 AM by rsol.)
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RE: Dangers of materialism and atheism
Quote:"By trying hard to show that there is no God, no providence, no heaven, no hope of life after death, materialists deny everything that gives meaning to human life"

by insisting that this life is but a blip in reality and the true life lies after death, religious people deny human life as anything but transitional and meaningless. humanists consider this life to be of utmost importance.

Quote:"Even when someone has satisfied all the claims of his body, heart and intellect, he is still not satisfied. He neglects to nourish his soul and spirit, so now it is they that demand something! "

That someone is simply greedy or perhaps a psychopath. happiness is a state of mind, not a state of affairs.

Quote:"« The universe embarraces me, and I cannot think this clock exists and has no clockmaker. »"

Voltaire


"« The universe is not a clock, dumb ass. »"

Rsol


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