127 – Dogma Enslaves the Mind …

We are, as far as we know, the only creatures in Nature to have evolved the conscious awareness of having a degree of freedom to reflect on our past and plan our future.

But we will not survive into the promise of our unparalleled evolution, not as a rational and viable species, as long as we continue to allow the obliteration of our moral sense by the scourge of dogmatic and authoritarian principles imposed on us by dominant ideologies:

Economic Dogma: Imposes on us the belief that ‘self-centered consumerism’ and ‘unlimited growth’ are the sole measures of Progress and Success.

Political Dogma: Imposes on us the belief that aggression and constant conflict are the measures of Power.

Religious Dogma: Imposes on us the belief that man is a Special Creation, separate from and better than Nature.

Scientific Dogma: Imposes on us the belief that Reductionism – the reduction of Life and Nature to measurable units – is the only acceptable method to Understanding.

Fighting with deception the introduction of unconventional ideas or methods that may set us free from their centuries-old imprisonment to explore the promise of our unparalleled evolution, dogma enslaves the mind.

Revised May 2020   

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