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Trinity of Man II

Updated on April 7, 2010

 

The Trinity of Man II

Reason-Freedom-Peace

Charles J. Hunsinger

“But since the devil's bride, Reason, that pretty whore, comes in and thinks she's wise, and what she says, what she thinks, is from the Holy Spirit, who can help us, then? Not judges, not doctors, no king or emperor, because [reason] is the Devil's greatest whore”

                                                Martin Luther Father of Protestantism and Guardian of Christian Values

 

Is it any wonder that humanity fails to understand who it is; what it is and what it is not? Or that the gods do not bring peace. Martin Luther, in the above quote, serves well to define the theistic (religious) value for Man’s greatest talent, the capacity to reason; a value that is shared and promoted by all theistic belief systems. Martin goes on to say, “—that reason must be plucked from the eye of man.”

Man’s talent to reason was and is a vile human exercise that lays bear Man’s soul to be raped and reaped by the devil. It is an exercise that takes from the Church her children, her souls. Reason then must be guarded against, shunned and expelled from the human element.

From the advent of Christianity, the Church held a great contempt for reasoned thought, as is noted in Luke 18:17, "Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all." As children are not noted for their capacity to think things through or to question and are easily influenced by promises; it would seem that the unreasoned, unthinking and emotionally directed individual was the best candidate for Christianity or for religious belief. The threat of eternal damnation and social ostracizing also played heavily into the swelling ranks of Christianity. But Christianity is not unlike any other form of religious or political indoctrination or mandate.

As Karl Marx said of religion; that it is the opiate (drug of choice) of the people: he was right. As heroin releases us from the rigors of life and allows us to reside in a make believe world filled with promises and feel good, yet false, notions of security and well being, for as long as we consume the drug; religious belief provides the same escapist euphoria.

Religious belief, as political belief defines Man, as a subordinate and inferior being to be used, simply to further the needs of the church or the State. There has only been one governmental philosophy in the history of the human race that has recognized the significance of the individual, as a reasoning being, as inherently good and independent of government and religious control; The Constitution of The United States.

Of the human structure there are three (3) elements; the physical, the emotional, the mental or intellectual. That Man is possessed of a spiritualness, a god oriented, inherent, elemental human character or god gene, is without evidence. Spirituality, in Man, is a mixture of the emotions of fear, fight or flight; the unknown, an intellectual throwback to a time of answers without knowledge, all manifested in the doctrines, dogma and ethic of religion.  As, the human element of emotion, religious belief is, but an evolving transitional state from purely animal, to a purely evolved state of reason. The promotion of a creator god, a god of love, compassion, mercy and design is a self sustaining ethic that perpetuates, in the believer, fear, quilt, control and an endless flow of money. The secular version of such a god can be found in the political philosophies of kings, pharaohs, Marx and the economic philosophy of socialism.  

It is important, I think, that we understand that the concept, practice and the words god and government are interchangeable and essentially synonymous. We seek protection, benevolence, and a greater knowledge, a designer who gives purpose, meaning and definition to life and, in that, is our damnation. In that we resign ourselves, relegate ourselves to minion status and divorce ourselves from our capacity to reason pledging our lives and the lives of our children to a self sustaining circle of conflict and servitude, pledging ourselves to a collective, defined and controlled by an elite. Our individualism is gone. We are drones within the hive. We are sheep within the flock, ants within the colony. We are not reasoning beings and freedom and peace will never be ours.

 

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