World Transformation Movement (Introduction)

by xeno6696 @, Sonoran Desert, Sunday, November 01, 2020, 20:41 (444 days ago) @ George Jelliss

Hallo again. Glad to see you are both still active.

I've come here because I'd like your opinion on this
"World Transformation Movement" that I encountered on twitter:

It has elements that attract me, such as its emphasis
that human nature is essentially Good,
and the importance of Reason (or Intellect).

But on the other it has hints of Spirituality
and cites people like Laurens Van Der Post
whose ideas I have been dubious of in the past.

What do you think?

Great to see you again George!

I'm not sure I like how the page is sort of organized commercially.

"This is the book we have been waiting for, it is the book that saves the world."

I'm immediately suspicious, but perhaps for different reasons.

"Only the redeeming, reconciling and transforming biological understanding of the human condition can save us, and it is precisely that insight that is presented in biologist Jeremy Griffith’s book FREEDOM."

Off the cuff, I don't know what Griffith is offering that hasn't already been offered thousands of times over. The words "redeeming, reconciling, and transforming" are typically signal words to evangelical protestants. But that minor detail aside, the transformation of the human condition isn't biological, unless of course we're making appeals that 'saving the world' is something that requires collective action... and again we're just restating the obvious. [By 'isn't biological' I'm meaning that the humanities and philosophy overall have more to offer us.]

I'm not against reading what he's got to offer, but it'll be some time before I'd get around to it.

\"Why is it, Master, that ascetics fight with ascetics?\"

\"It is, brahmin, because of attachment to views, adherence to views, fixation on views, addiction to views, obsession with views, holding firmly to views that ascetics fight with ascetics.\"

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