Wednesday, 4 March 2009

How do we get to ecstatic union?

The state of the world in which it is the birth-right of all people to freely choose and design their relationship with the eternal (a state of a global as well as of a community-based as well as of an individual condition which I am calling "ecstatic union") may probably begin with bringing clarity to where we are starting from as of now.

I found this useful article on wiki-pedia:

Where are we today?

The thing that this article does not show is the young shoots of "new religious activity". Ideas that are so young and so small that they are barely noticeable on the global scale, but amongst the adherents of which are powerfully significant and rapidly growing. New-age religious movements, global brands, the cult of celebrity, the cult of fashion and shopping, a sort of modern hedonism, porn-star sex-worship a kind of idea that in the background says something like the more and better sex you have the closer to god (success and happiness) you are, popular culture rap star ghetto blasting clothes designers, youth worship, beauty worship, thin vs. fat worship, health worship, longevity worship, web-site traffic google pay-per-click worship, the church of the flying spaghetti monster, jedi knight, Ken Wilber's integrationist agenda, "spritual but not religious", et cetera, et cetera. There's a lot of religious stuff going on in the world.

Of course the state of religious thinking is only one piece of the pie. Science and art and community as well as spirituality all have a role to play here.

In the column on the right-hand side I have posted a survey poll regarding the religious beliefs of any visitors coming to this blog-site. However it is woefully incomplete, and the software doesn't allow me to let people add to the list as the poll goes along. So if your favourite religion isn't in the poll, please add it as a comment to this post, and I will include in an updated poll soon. Thank you very much joining in with that!


Anonymous said...

Well I did note that Humanism wasn't listed!

Andrew said...

Yes, sorry, I forgot Humanism when I made the poll. When the current poll expires I will make a new one and definitely include humanism and any others that anyone points out.