The Evil of Collectivism

All entities – commercial, political, labor, religious – are no different from one another. They seek to eliminate opposition and become a monopoly to control the levers of power.

Government is not an entity in and of itself since it is composed of various elements of entities. Like technology, the entity is amoral of it’s self and requires human beings to determine it’s course

Although referred to as an entity, each of these elements – commercial, political, labor, religious – are people and can be understood as such. The entity is not a faceless blob though individuals compromising the collective will use the size of an entity to palm you off on someone else as they feel necessary

The goal of the people composing the entities is to protect themselves first, commonly referred to as “career”. Common good is only a by-product when it serves the greater good of the entity or careers of the people of the collective.

Each person is only a component of the entity from the highest to the lowest and to effect change, an entity must be reasoned with as a group of individuals who have the power to effect change.

The people of the collective entity seek to exploit the individual for the collective good at the expense of the individual. And depending on the nature of the political entity, such as capitalistic or socialist, the level of protection from seizure of life, property or fortune varies.

The entity, through its members, seeks to create a dependency on the entity; that no one can do without the entity and too big to fail. Such is called “enabling” much as drug pusher enables addicts and those addicts become dependent.

The entities encourage becoming a better member of the collective but crushes individualism as it threatens the ego of the less capable and the careers of the established. And that is when ethics and morality matter and why people matter – all people.

Don’t oppose something because it doesn’t suit your worldview or your greed. Oppose what is wrong and support what is right regardless of what you want to believe.

Everything is all about one person and each and every person is that person

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‘I’m spiritual but not religious’ is a cop-out

In this article, the author must be trolling for readers because I can’t think of a better way to display ignorance of faith and belief. The first thing is organized religion has discredited itself, especially the Catholic Church which should be renamed to “pedophiles anonymous”. With the Catholic Church it’s not just a few making the majority look bad, it’s the majority making the few look bad. Combine that with organized and very long term coverup at the highest levels and you wonder why the Church hasn’t been struck down by a lightning bolt or some pestilence.

Other organized religions haven’t been afflicted with pedophilia, but they are caught up in the drive for money then your soul. The reasoning seems to be if we don’t have this or that, we can’t minister to your soul. I would ask, what was it that Moses, Jesus or Mohammed had that allowed them to minister to people? It was faith, not a fancy church with stadium seating.

There is this paragraph in the article:

Those in the spiritual-but-not-religious camp are peddling the notion that by being independent – by choosing an “individual relationship” to some concept of “higher power”, energy, oneness or something-or-other – they are in a deeper, more profound relationship than one that is coerced via a large institution like a church.

Organized religions do coerce, subtly or not, to adopt their view to advance an agenda, such as abortion in christian churches. Islam and Judaism also have their agendas to gain power and survive, albeit in their more extreme versions.

What is it that any organized religion had in it’s beginning? Faith and a one-on-one relationship with God. The rest came from the people thing of seeing how to collect power such as the history of the Catholic Church shows most vividly by hijacking holidays and special occasions from other religions. So the spiritual movement is a return to the basics, and the honesty, of the early days. It is a reaction to the corruption of modern organized religion. 

The author, in my opinion, has lost his faith and is lashing out at being left behind. My answer to that is faith comes from within, not without, and only you yourself can connect with God. All an organized religion does is bring people together to reinforce their faith – and to get enough people in one place to do barn raisings.

Faith, belief and spirituality are something you carry in your heart and your soul not a building. By it’s very nature, faith and spirituality are modest things. It is not the people who have left organized religion – it is the churches who have left and forgot their mission is to bring people together, not build an empire