Every day, INNOCENT CHILDREN are being taught not only that
"God" is an entity external to the universe that
created and rules the universe; but, astoundingly, that
"God" is essentially the president of one specific elite club (aka
religion) to which they are fortunate enough to belong!
Immediately, the children in question are rendered fundamentally spiritually illiterate, and sent rapidly on their way towards a
profound state of almost indestructible ignorance and arrogance.
Obviously, the victimized children have absolutely no choice in the matter; and,
tragically, very few will ever escape the prison of
spiritual illiteracy because very few will ever recognize it as
Eventually, these learning children grow up and become
teaching adults; all the while nurturing their relationship
with "God", the president of their specific elite club (aka
religion), rather than nurturing their relationship with
"God", the physical,
psychological, and spiritual personification of the one infinite and eternal universe.
Although it is somewhat amusing to realize that Traditional Theists are worshipping the very "false-God" they warn each other about, the perpetual problem of spiritual illiteracy is actually far more serious than simply an irrational interpretation of one of the most important spiritual symbols ("God").
For instance, if a person is led to believe that Earth life is simply a "test" administered by "God" in order to determine whether his or her soul will spend eternity in "Heaven" or "Hell", he or she will not genuinely value every precious moment and actively protect everything that makes continued life (all life) possible. Life is not literally a test!
Furthermore, if a person does not (consciously and/or unconsciously) recognize and understand that every person, animal, plant and bit of existence is, ultimately, an inseparable part of the one universe; he or she will not be guided by the universal desire for wholistic health and happiness, which is the true source (whether conscious or unconscious) of all love, compassion, and kindness. We are literally all one!
Given the circumstances, it's not surprising that our world has become so unhealthy and unhappy. Sadly, over the course of one's life, spiritual illiteracy encourages the fabrication of a profoundly distorted perspective of existence, which naturally spawns thoughts and actions that are unintentionally destructive to the wholistic health and happiness of our immediate world. In extreme cases, those thoughts and actions are undoubtedly a genuine effort to actively direct and escort our world towards a rapid and unnecessary "Apocalypse", with the ultimate intention of rushing "Judgement Day".
Spiritual illiteracy is a fatal and infectious disease that
must be eradicated if we, Earthlings, are to survive. And time
appears to be of the essence!
Important Note: The "follower" majority (those who are spiritually illiterate) are not the only cause of the problem. The "ruling" minority, driven by profound greed and spiritual ignorance (which is different from, but related to, spiritual illiteracy), are the other critical half of the problem. However, if the "follower" majority was not spiritually illiterate, they would not follow the spiritually ignorant "ruling" minority!
Our fundamental perspective: We respect, honor, and celebrate the immense wisdom, culture, and diversity that is the very heartbeat of all of the world's great religions. We don't want to destroy religion itself, and lose this precious legacy; we want to end spiritual illiteracy!
It's time to speak up.
THE CENTER FOR RELIGIOUS REVOLUTION