Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Why Do The Scriptures Use Myths?
In response to a post about the myths in the scriptures which are embraced by Fundamentalist Christians I wrote:
What is presented as myths in the scriptures are Universal Symbols and Catalysts of Consciousness that is common and valid to all of mankind and all seekers. As allegorical catalysts, these symbols connect the person you are in this world, with your Inner Self by employing the process of Anamnesis. -- which connects you with the inner Source of Knowledge that Pandeist Giordano Bruno stated exists within all of mankind -- but is ignored by those who fail to utilize the catalysts (quoting Bruno: "The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it"). Science has already proven the existence of this Inner Source (see The True Facts And Realities Of Life http://KnowThySelf.Nazirene.org#TrueFactAndRealitiesOfLife ) -- but those who lack Self-Knowledge not only reject the symbolism without knowing their purpose and objective, but in their rejection they promote (self) ignorance among those who listen to them. And in its self-disenfranchisement, fossilized science invokes greater harm on mankind, than the Fundamentalist Christians who remain ignorant of the spiritual nature of religion (see The Science Delusion http://KnowThySelf.Nazirene.org#TheScienceDelusion ).
A person of Reason and Intellect should want to know why the authors of the scriptures composed their writings in allegorical symbolism -- why they used Universal symbols and mythology in their writings -- and how the catalysts were used to bring about the expansion and deepening of mind and consciousness. To condemn what you don't understand, is the equivalent of the ignorance of Martin Luther when he wrote: “Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but - more frequently than not - struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God” (Quoted in: The Great Thoughts; compiled by George Seldes).
When you condemn what you do not understand -- and you make no effort to understand -- this is not the application of Reason -- but of profound ignorance. Deists should know and understand, rather than ignorantly condemn. Yesterday I wrote an article on this self-imposed ignorance of the nature and purpose of the scriptures, which can be found at The Old Testament As The Letter That Killeth @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/OriginalSpiritualChristianity/permalink/994959527374319/?__tn__=K-R