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3 thoughts on “Spiritual Elitism: Narcissism of the Masses

  • November 2, 2016 at 11:00 am
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    Let me begin by saying that I benefit from your articles. I find them insightful and practical. This article however, reads more like an overreaction, dare I say, a harsh overgeneralization about religious institutions as a whole. Clearly, you were not received with grace. Shame on them. For religious leaders to act, or worse, to “be” self-righteous hypocrites who care more about there own standing and ego than genuine humility and piety, it’s toxic. But, this was one group. One night. One institution.

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  • November 16, 2016 at 11:01 am
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    I would say the characteristics you describe are fairly common among all religious organizations. They abuse, mistreat, and gaslight their sheep mercilessly, while flogging them with dogma and intolerance.

    It seems to me that possessors of true spirituality (as opposed to “religion”) their connection with a loving divine force would not allow a person to hold such hateful beliefs in their heart or lead them to behave in such a way to others. Genuine recognition that we are all Divine creations, all beloved by our Creator, would make such persecution and abuse abhorrent to one with true understanding of Spirit.

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