Fundamentalism: A Hinderance to Spiritual Evolution
Webster defines Fundamentalism as a form of a religion, especially Islam or Protestant Christianity, that upholds belief in the strict, literal interpretation of scripture.
Growing Away From Fundamentalism
Like many Christian denominations the SDA Church fits this definition. It limits the notion of life and humanity to the pages of an ancient text. The reliance on such dogma is a hinderance to spiritual evolution. SDAs are spiritually bigger. But live a stunted life.
When religious institutions free themselves from strict dogma, society can move closer to accepting a series of undeniable facts. We can grow up. It’s simple really. We exist, the earth exists, the universe exists, and no one knows how or why. This is cosmic truth. If there is a god, how did that god come to be? If there was always a god, then there was always a universe.
Releasing the chains of dogma, especially fundamentalism as related to the literal words in the ancient, Bible texts, will free the mind. This freedom will allow acceptance of our tiny place in the cosmos. The splendor and fantastic state of it all. We are quite alone. Ours is the world, a speck in the ever-expanding universe.
The universe is greater and more phenomenal than notions of god. We are the cosmos, from it we became and we cannot escape from it. Even if there could have been a greater intelligence, a god, it too would have been tied, bound and made of and from the cosmos.
Inside the unknown is a basic truth. We are now. Humanity is a twinkle in the eye of time. That is a fundamental case for goodness.