« I’m praying that Sarah Palin never becomes V.P. | Main | No problem, no religions »

September 26, 2008


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Here is what I don't understand: what is the deal with humans needing to shuffle themselves into discreet organizations?

Everyone has a different filing system, and a reason for the system they choose, and a philosophy behind why they file at all. I will spend a small amount of time looking at a power point presentation on letter writing technique, and then say, "Does this go with manager's information; with training materials; with desk procedures?" I have an unstated method, and the fluidiity is part of the filing, as well as part of the information and the memory recall of the information.

Now, I know that some people have one or two catch-all folders, that they can sort as they need. It is also unstated and also functional.

Since I see spirituality to be subject to disection, how could I join an organization of like-minded individuals, when the very function and system of my spiritual life means that there are no like-minded individuals?

If my approach to spirituality were to group phenomena into broad categories and leave them unexamined, then "big box" religion would work fine for me.

It is curious to me that people can get together and say, here is the president, here is the secretary, please take a number, now let's pray.


There really are no "like-minded" individuals. True. How can a true individual be like-minded and be a true individual. On the other hand, there are many like-minded people. Many like-minded people are in those big boxes.

Can One reduce ones thinking to be something defined as some sort of like-minded individual? Edward, is there such an example? If so, what would be the new word to describe such?


I think that the reduction would not be in thinking per se, but in the definition of "like" in "like-minded."

From a different angle, let's say I listen to you and find that I "like" the way you think, and would be willing to alter my filing system to a close approximation of the way you seem to organize information. This arrangeement will work until we discover where our perceptions diverge: you can't understand my formative experiences; I do not understand your phobias or manias.

Under normal circumstances, we would call such people "friends" and not have to organize the asssociation into a form and ritual. These things come from magic brain juice.


Like-minded friends, that try to be true individuals. Maybe, this is what the Elves have been trying to say, all along.

I have asked "Why people don't just go to humanism or naturalism and flock to Universism (though briefly)? Especially non-understandable is that organisations subscribing to these existing philosophies are already around for a long time. What is the difference between Universism and humanism/naturalism?"

Upon reviewing the essence of Universism at http://www.armbell.com/liberalhk/viewtopic.php?t=181&mforum=liberalhk , I think, because of the stated "allows for belief in a supernatural first cause, as in Deism," Universism resembles Freethought Movement more than Humanism/Naturalism (but, that said, Freethought is so close to Humanism/Naturalism anyway). My same question still holds: why people flocked to Universism while Freethough has been around for a long time before the birth of Universism? I think attracting media attention is the key point to publicize a movement/philosophy. A movement/philosophy (eg, Freethought) can be sitting around for decades without securing much public attention while the same movement/philosophy clothed in a new name (eg, Universism) and backed by a successful propaganda to capture media attention can boom in less than one year!


Universism has no copyright it was the name of a unpublished philosophy work by Vidkun Quisling that he first introduced into the world published with an article he wrote in 1929 after having returned from Russia where he had helped save the life of 250.000 together with Nansen from the bolsjevik jews holdomor famine on the people resisting communist "humanism". Universism is deals with us (humans) not beeing alone in the universe but linked to to a power with a higher meaning (God). It is not anti faith or anti God. Universism will still exist When no man live on earth on other planets where higher forms of life understands that they belong to a higher purpose of life. Humanism is a jewish invention of and makes people do outragous things to their fellow human beeings in the name of "democracy", "freedom" etc. against "Mean people" (who oppose the jewish Humanist NWO religion Holoca$h). Universism uniteds all people of diffrent faiths to understand that they they are more than just robots goyim. It a philosophy for the enlightened few who can see beyond their own small ego and sefishness. Universism has no leader. Do good, your life had a higher meaning you are not alone in a universe without purpose.

"Universism will still exist When no man live on earth on other planets where higher forms of life understands that they belong to a higher purpose of life."

---But, but I am a lower form of life, with a lower purpose in life. So, are all you higher ups gonna give me a hard time? You higher ups, with your enlighten few, sure sound kinda SPECIAL!!!!!

I am one of many lower forms of life with a small ego and small selfishness. Maybe, one day I can achieve a large ego and even larger selishness. God only knows....

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)


  • Welcome to the Church of the Churchless. If this is your first visit, click on "About this site--start here" in the Categories section below.
  • HinesSight
    Visit my other weblog, HinesSight, for a broader view of what's happening in the world of your Church unpastor, his wife, and dog.
  • BrianHines.com
    Take a look at my web site, which contains information about a subject of great interest to me: me.
  • Twitter with me
    Join Twitter and follow my tweets about whatever.
  • I Hate Church of the Churchless
    Can't stand this blog? Believe the guy behind it is an idiot? Rant away on our anti-site.