Jun 222014
 

My humble proposal is that Truth, or that which is good, correct, real and wholesome for the involuntary actions of human beings, does not necessarily require a champion.  What in fact requires a champion, an activist, an intervener or an agent is the eradication of falsehood. By falsehood, I mean those actions and beliefs that are false or harmful.  At best, Truth requires a confirmer.  This is exactly the role of the Prophets of God, upon whom be peace.  Look at this verse from the holy scriptures:

  Surah Fatir, Verse 31:
وَالَّذِي أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ هُوَ الْحَقُّ مُصَدِّقًا لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بِعِبَادِهِ لَخَبِيرٌ بَصِيرٌ

“That which We have revealed to thee of the Book is the Truth,- confirming what is in front of it, for Allah is assuredly- with respect to His Servants – well acquainted and Fully Observant.”

Most translators of the arabic have interpreted the arabic text from which the translation “in front of it” is derived here as the sscriptures that preceded the presently referred to scripture.  It is also very plausible, I believe to interpret “in front of it” (arabic: “bayna yadayhi”, literally “between its two  hands”) as what was “clearly apparent” prior to the present revelation referred to.  This plausible intepretation would clearly then confirm that Truth is generally very clearly apparent to humanity, but that the Prophets and the Scriptures come to confirm what, instinctively seemed True to human beings.  Take murder for instance.  The scriptures do declare it as an abomination, but any person will agree that any human being, even in the absence of any scriptures will reject murder as an evil.

But I, in no way want to diminish the noble station of scriptures and Prophets. As stated above, the first duty of a champion of Truth is to expose that which is fallacious or harmful.  The concept of what is fallacious or harmful is based 100% on our conception of where authority derives from.  If we make clergymen our primary source of authority, then religious gobbledy-gook will often become our treasured concepts.  Religious gobbledy-gook include such beliefs as are found in all major religions, and really does not tally with pure human instinctive justice and rationality.  At the risk of offending Christians, Muslims and Jews, I want to identify one item of nonsense from each of these three:

Christianity: The original sin or the concept of inheriting or deserving responsibility for the crime of someone at a completely independent space and time.
Judaism: The concept of a “Chosen or Favorite Nation”, when all human beings are physiologically almost identical, and genetically almost completely integrated.
Islam: The claim that two (Muslim) factions can be at war resulting in tens of thousands of deaths, whilst both can be equally deserving of God’s acceptance and grace. (The Siffin war between Ali and Muawiya took place during the Calliphate of Ali, and Sunni Muslims believe that both Muawiya and Ali will received God’s reward; Ali can expect two rewards, while Muawiya will only  receive one reward.) An absurd belief if ever there was one!

So the true protagonist or hero of God must take on the duty of denouncing and repudiating the nonsense, and firstly the INVALID sources of authority.  The paid clergy is one such false source.  Another false source of authority is narrow human cravings or desires. The first duty of the heroes of God is to announce God ONLY, in the way that His majesty is manifested in nature, as the only real source of authority.  Nature, as the first sign of God screams out balance, harmony, mercy, justice, rationality, love and beauty.  A mother does not need to be taught to love her baby.  A father does not need to be taught to care for his partner and children; not unless a mother or father have been brainwashed into denying their natural instincts. 

The other noble purpose of these is the sacralisation or sanctification of Truth as well as the clarification of issues that are borderline or “grey” to us.  They serve as a codification or encription of Truth.  Removers of doubt, if it still existed.  The scriptures and the Prophets,  are a corroboration of what was naturally apparent or instinctive.  If there was no conscious creatures in the world, there would only have been unconscious nature, which would have been 100% aligned or involuntary aligned to the natural order as evolved by God.  Consciousness as found in human beings, brings about the prospect of voluntary action; that is, actions emanating from a consciousness other than God’s.  Where there is a consciousness other than that of God, there is the prospect of actions, other than that sanctioned by God.  It also creates the need for agents that will constantly exert themselves towards the alignment of those other consciousnesses and actions to the ONE pure and True conscience of God.  This is what is referred to as the act of sacralisation.

 Posted by on June 22, 2014 at 7:18 pm

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