Author Archives: Wendell Krossa
Problem solving 101. The original error and the unconditional alternative. Understanding how bad religious ideas incite bad behavior.
The original error that became the core of humanity’s great religious traditions and the single most damaging idea in history- i.e. angry God punishing imperfect people in an apocalypse (now given “secular” expression in contemporary ideologies like 19th Century Declinism). … Continue reading
What “threat theology” does to human consciousness, spirit, and emotion. Explore a humane alternative. Love- the foundational reality behind all, the ultimate reality, and the essential nature of the human spirit.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org How theology impacts human consciousness and life: “Sick Gods make for sick people… Sick Gods provide sick models which produce sick persons and sick communities… Any God is a monster if he cannot behave at least as well … Continue reading
The theology in religious violence. Anti-humanism and “the wonder of being human”. More on the Jesus/Paul contradiction.
Coming topics: Engage the real battle in life, against bad ideas that incite and validate bad behavior. Using Joseph Campbell’s story outline I would argue that bad ideas are the real enemy of humanity, the real monster that we face … Continue reading
Ultimate liberation of mind and spirit. The curse of environmental alarmism and its mass-death outcomes. Foundational issues behind human fear of the natural world. The profound contradiction between Historical Jesus and Paul/Christianity illustrates the history of alarmist beliefs.
Topics below: Why go after apocalyptic? (responding to “religious fear”); Mythical pathology and mass-death outcomes; Bad theology incites bad behavior; more on ‘The destructive outcomes of apocalyptic’; More on the Jesus/Paul contradiction; Discussion group posts; Float like a butterfly- Independent … Continue reading
The myth of Ultimate Threat or Ultimate Harm (i.e. angry, retaliating, punishing deity) has been the single most damaging idea in the history of human thought and belief systems. The discovery of an absolutely no conditions Love at the core of reality is the potent response to the pathology of Ultimate Threat.
New topics: Summary of site themes; Pulling back to the big overall picture (Facebook discussion); Up from the basement; Love as TOE; Humanity’s greatest fear- Ultimate Harm; More on the “hard saying”; Post from discussion group (fallen humanity); Michael Hart … Continue reading
The ancient curse of alarmism (i.e. Threat theology); its destructive impact on human consciousness and society; countering this pathology with the breakthrough insight in the ‘hard saying’.
New Comment topics: Alarmism: a curse on the human spirit (the deeply rooted mythology behind alarmism); Thoughts on the anti-human element in environmental alarmism; Climate alarmism as social control; Declinism Defined- the dominant worldview today. Michael Grosso on the human … Continue reading
The ultimate liberation of consciousness- rejecting threat mythology and embracing an infinite ‘no conditions Love’ at the core of reality and life. See Top Ten Bad Religious Ideas below.
Site project and themes- Combating alarmism (i.e. exaggerated threat, metaphysical monsters, and resulting unnecessary fear). Purging the monster of threat mythology/theology, in all its variations, from human narratives- i.e. violent, punishing religious gods, revenge of Gaia, karma, or angry planet. … Continue reading
Top 10 Bad Religious Ideas; The descent of bad ideas over history; Embracing imperfection- we won’t be punished; Racial facts- we are all African; Islamic terror and God; Paul blew it.
Qualifier: Confronting bad ideas is not to “attack” or “trash” religion in general. It is about careful distinction between religious ideas that encourage human goodness and subhuman ideas that have a history of promoting inhumanity. Section Content: Bad religious ideas … Continue reading
Solving religious violence: Confronting the critical theological element; Humanizing our highest ideal and authority- deity.
Contact: email@example.com (site is copyrighted material) Section content: Why they Hate us (Fareed Zakaria documentary); Nowhere left to hide; What we are trying to do; Rethinking justice as unconditional; Tolstoy and Jefferson on the contradiction between Jesus and the gospels; … Continue reading
Site Project: Conquering metaphysical monsters… Finding ultimate liberation in absolutely no conditions reality and existence.
List of contents for this section: Getting to the point; Fighting Monsters; Bad Religious Ideas; The Big Picture (Historical descent of mythical/religious pathology); Defending unconditional; Islamic violence; Introduction; Herman on Declinism; The Christian Contradiction (brief version); Page Content Lists; Terror … Continue reading
Note especially the comment in the next section below- “Irresponsible environmental alarmism”, and “Climate deniers”. Content in this section: The Chronology (unconditional was first, Paul rejected it); The Christian Contradiction- arguably history’s greatest religious scandal; Bob Brinsmead comment from discussion … Continue reading
Comment in this section: The journey starts hot; The “stunning” new view of ultimate reality (also- evaluating the NDE movement); Reframing Campbell’s outline of human story (the Hero’s journey); What are we, really?; The humanizing project; News cycles; Christ myth; … Continue reading