Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Anti-intellectualism and the Spiritual Community

By never exploring doubts (which are necessary to explore) we can keep our place in the group but lose our place in the spiritual community. By exploring doubts (which are necessary to explore) we can lose our place in the group but keep our place in the spiritual community. In Buddhism one of the earliest examples of this was when the buddha explored his doubts about the 'Hindu' groups he first belonged to. Anti-intellectualism could be one way we attempt to gloss over our troublesome doubts - so we can stay in the group and the spiritual community at the same time. However, big problems can arise in a group/spiritual community when we are unwilling to think things through for ourselves. This can lead to cult-like behaviour.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-intellectualism


http://new.exchristian.net/2012/08/dogmatism-and-anti-intellectualism-in.html



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