Monotheism: the father of the inflated ego
Posted By: discipleofthenile
Date: Friday, 3 November 2006, at 9:00 a.m.
"Ego" - the self especially as contrasted with another self or the world (mw-online)
"Monotheism" - the doctrine or belief that there is but one God (mw-online)
Before the construct of arranged and dictated Divinity structures, humans were aware that perhaps there was only one Creator but that there were MANY aspects and forces of this creator in our environment. Humans noticed that EVERYTHING/EVERYONE needed something/someone else at one point or another in the cycle of life: Creator-creations, energy-matter, male-female, heart-mind, birth-death, etc.
Ancient man overstood that he was not above Nature, but of/within Nature. The fact that something was created, made it function of the Creator, so that creation was sacred. It was practical to observe and overstand the communal, collective, cohesiveness of Nature.
Well, let us move forward to the time of this “new age” monotheism. The presentation of the popular widespread version of monotheism is a construct of Torah-oriented Abrahamism. It is no mystery that ones who were nomads (no grounded foundation), did not feel the connection or embrace of Mother Nature, hence would not give any credence/recognition back to her. As stated in a previous post, the Original Divorce was man/self from nature. What else would ones see as the source of being separated from Nature, except for the instilled teachings that de-emphasized or ignored the importance of Nature while highlighting the importance of actions at the hands of a Supreme Male. At minimum, this thinking divorces the wombmen from divine equality and since we define God with human terms, automatically we would conversely define humans (inferiorize women) with the same contrived hierarchy. (catch-22)
It is not the ego that is the downfall, it is the methods and actions of ones who inflate and emphasize “the self as contrasted with another self or the world”. Just like guns, it is not the gun, it is the person’s heart and mind behind the trigger-finger.
I can give one example of a positive egotistical action. Say a person feels that only they are strong and wise enough to outwit a lion that is wrecking havoc on a village. With noble intentions, they spring into action and use their methods to save the lives of women and children. There are many who perform such feats and are called Heros, which is a derivative of Heru.
Monotheism does two things. It positions and highlights a SINGLE "male" "entity" as the Supreme “being” AND it de-emphasizes and disconnects the encompassment of those Supreme forces within Nature. Just as a church building implies that it is the house of God (as if the entire Earth is not). Now first of all, it must be noted that it is completely ridiculous to try and identify the Creator with “gender” or “entity” or “being” terminology anyway. This applies human fallible limitations to something infallible and unlimited.
Monotheism divides and conquers. Monotheism separates. Whereas the human heart and mind NATURALLY sight the need to join/bond/unite.
There was a man called Akhenaton/Amonhotep who tried to impose this mindset upon those who sighted a wholistic divinity. Again, even though it is accurate to acknowledge the Sun as the source of life and sustenance, it is inaccurate and separatist to discount ALL of the other forces. Monotheism dogma separated the Ego from the Self...and inflated it. The thought behind a Monotheistic “being” caused man to think of God as ONE instead of ALL, without the overstanding of the relation of the number one to all.
I sight Truth as the sum of all Matter and Energy. Truth is the sum of all causes and all effects. So with that being said, Jah/God and Truth must be synonymous. I cannot fathom an incidence of God existing without Truth or vice-versa.
If we look at a “sum” or a “whole”, we should notice that a sum is comprised of and dependent upon ONE. One is the necessary component of not only itself but also the vastness/immeasurability of infinity. So the most significant number in the Universe is “ONE”. However the most important principle of ONE is that ONE combined with ANOTHER ONE.(1+1=3)
An election is but the power of the sum of single votes. A flood is but the power of the sum of individual H2O molecules. The Solar System is but the sum of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, planetoids and life forms. Life is the process of many cycles of Nature working together (to get her). There is nothing that does not perform in that same manner. In other words, EVERY-THING and EVERY-ONE is the combination of One with another One. (I and/in I)(One and/in One).
But what about the mindset of ONLY ONE. The ONLY ONE mindset without the overstanding of the need for another is absolutely the definition of the Ego. And notice that in the new age xtian salvation teachings, one is “personally” saved, irrespective of their communities or family. One must personally “accept” a lord and savior and you’ve “got it made”.
Instead of going further into why I sight Monotheism as the source of the inflated ego, I first ask for feedback on the reasoning.
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