False indoctrinization in Religion

When it comes to organized religion (no matter which religion we are talking about), there are cases of false indoctrinizations. Sincere study into the history of any organized religion will expose a lot of unoriginal doctrinization which were never part of teachings intended by the central figure who shaped the faith. The biggest problem of such indoctrinization is that they pollute the pure message of the Prophet or the Messenger. And in todays world the implication is deep. People turn away from faiths simply by discovering the irrationality, falsehood of such doctrines, although they have nothing to do with the original teachings. Result is: the actual messages are ignored, forgotten and over shadowed by few of such imported false doctrines.

In the previous post i posted about the influence of Mithraism on Christian faith. Now thats not the end of the story when it comes to false indoctrinization of Christianity. There are many independent scholarly attempts to search for the originality of the historical Jesus Christ and at the same time historical roots of many of the myths that are baselessly attached to him borrowing from earlier times.

The God Who Wasn't There is a DVD released which seek to uncover part of such issues. What is interesting in this video is the exposure of the many of the myths, folklore that are added as doctrines of Christianity (the exclusive doctrine such as only begotten son or literal sonship or Divinity) which Jesus himself never taught. They were simply imported.

Here are few of the clips from the movie that are very interesting:
Must watch: Clip 1 - Christs before Christ (click to view)
Clip 2 - Did Jesus begin as a myth? (click to view)
>> more clips here.

Flase indoctrinization in organized religion is a major challenge for our time and future. Because most of such doctrines are motivated by power, politics and exclusivism. An example would be Catholic declaration Dominus Jesus 2000, that insisted that non-Catholic churches "are not churches in the proper sense" and implied that non-Catholics are naturally destined to hellfire. Even without the sacraments of the Catholic Church, all is implicitly a form of wickedness. Such decision penned by religious doctors runs very opposite to the mereciful, love bearing message of Christ. And such doctrines are what can be termed as dangerous indoctrinization.

To a person who is not willing to be blinded by faith, who is not willing to be a fanatic - this is unacceptable. To be blind by faith is not what faiths are all about. Rather, knowing and realizing the truth is what faith is all about.

As Jesus said in his own blessed speech: You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32)

False indoctrinization only create mental block and make people blind. Thats not the spirit what Jesus Christ was talking about. Rather he was talking about the truth, which does quite the opposite. The truth makes the mind and spirit free, rather than blind. While knowing the truth makes one free, false indoctrinization create fanatics.

About such false indoctrinization, conjectures and import of false teachings in religion it is warned in the most clear of expression in the Final Testament, the Quran - that might offer some insight into the whole problem:

And there are among them ignorants, who know not the Scripture, but only lies, and they do nothing but conjecture. Therefore woe be unto those who write the Scripture with their hands and then say, "This is from God," that they may purchase a small gain therewith.

Woe unto them for that their hands have written, and woe unto them for that they earn thereby.
The Quran 2:78-79


Related Post: Evolution from Mitraism to Christianity - Comparative Religion
Other Reading: Mithra: The Pagan Christ by Acharya S. (author of Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled)
Biggest coverup - only begotten son?
Jesus - the unauthorised version

COMMENTS

Name

99 names,36,abida,10,activism,42,adab,7,adamandeveit,1,advaita,2,advice,2,alchemy,7,alchemy of the divine,8,Ali,4,alka,1,Allah,54,almsgiving,4,americandiary,1,anab,5,analysis,1,antiwar,14,art,23,article,5,ascetic,1,attributes,28,audio,19,authority,1,award,5,bahai,3,bahaullah,3,bangla,7,bangladesh,8,baul,8,bawa,3,beauty,4,bengali,7,bhakti,3,bible,3,bill whitehouse,1,biography,6,blog,6,book,87,book review,37,booklog,7,bosnia,1,breath,5,bual,1,buddha,28,buddhism,25,calligraphy,1,carnival,16,carolyn,1,charity,21,children,1,Christ,27,christian,8,christianity,37,Christology,23,click,1,comparative,7,comparative religion,53,compassion,1,consciousness,8,contemplative tradition,1,conversation,2,cosmology,6,counsel,1,creative,20,creative thought,43,creative thoughts,83,crucifixion,2,current affairs,5,dante,1,darshan,1,death,31,deception,3,democracy,1,desert spirituality,1,desire,1,destiny,3,devotion,8,Dhikr,13,diary,12,documentary,5,donation,4,download,1,dreamwork,21,DVD,1,dying,1,earth,2,ecospirituality,4,ego,6,egypt,1,eid,3,end time,4,endtime,6,enlightenment,3,eschatology,4,esoteric,56,ethics,1,event,191,evil,4,exegesis,1,exergesis,4,experience,1,faith,7,fast,41,fasting,53,feminine,13,folk,2,forgiveness,1,freedom from sectarianism,2,fundraising,6,ghayb,1,gita,4,globaloneness,4,gnosis,11,God,126,golden sufi,10,gospel,5,governance,1,grace,1,gratitude,2,guestblog,25,guide on the path,5,gurdjieff,1,hadith,37,hadra,1,hafez,3,hafiz,15,haiku,5,hajj,17,haqiqat,2,haqqu,1,hasidic,2,headscarf,1,headscarves,1,healing,14,health,8,heart,24,hinduism,23,history,10,house rent,1,humanright,17,humor,2,husayn,2,illusion,4,imamuddin,4,imran-hosein,7,in_quest_of_oasis,6,inayat khan,15,infographic,7,inspiration,454,integral spirituality,36,interview,30,islam,203,islamophobia,10,jesus,33,Jesus Christ,49,Jewish,18,journalism,1,judaism,20,justice,1,kabir,6,kahlil gibran,1,kenwilber,1,Koan,1,Koran,2,krishna,1,language,1,last age,1,law of attraction,1,life,7,link,6,Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee,6,love,150,love. inspiration,1,lyric,10,mahmud shabistari,1,maktub,1,malamat,1,mansur hallaj,1,mary,2,mary magdalene,1,Mawlid,8,meditation,69,meditative quranic verse,105,mercy,2,metaphysics,7,miracle,5,miraj,7,Mohammad,2,mosque,4,movie,15,Muhammad,35,music,41,muslim,26,mystic,39,mysticism,173,mysticsaint poetry,86,mysticsaint prayer,6,mysticsaint thought,21,Nachman,1,naomi,13,naqshbandi,1,nature,1,news,6,news. jesus tomb,1,old age,1,oneness,17,origin,1,original,16,osho,7,palestine,1,paradox,20,peace,16,philosophy,7,photography,4,pir zia inayat khan,2,pluralism,2,podcast,4,poem,262,poem on God,9,poetry,272,poety,30,poll,1,porshee,4,positive psychology,1,poverty,4,practice,9,prayer,81,presence,1,present,1,project,3,Prophet Muhammad,90,protest,1,psychology,6,qawwali,6,question,1,quote,121,Quran,152,quranic,58,qurbani,1,rabbi meir ben Baruch,1,ramadan,68,reality,9,reincarnation,4,relation,3,religion,31,Remembrance,32,resource,9,Resurrection,7,retreat,2,review,10,roundup,1,rumi,71,sacred activism,9,sacred geometry,1,sacrifice,3,saint,37,saints,45,saying,1,sayings of Prophet,22,science,17,secret,1,secularism,2,self,14,service,5,Shadhiliyya,19,shamanism,1,Shamcher,1,Shaykh Nooruddeen Durkee,7,shrine,1,Sidi,4,Sikh,1,social media,1,sohbet,12,song,65,soul,6,sound,1,speedlink,4,spiritual,77,spiritual materials,7,spirituality,226,Sponsored,1,statistics,1,story,12,submission,1,sufi,305,sufi healing,16,sufi podcast,10,sufi poetry carnival,15,sufi tale,1,sufi tariqa,2,sufi text,1,sufi wisdom,57,sufi-infographic,4,sufihaqqu,6,sufis,12,sufism,417,sufism wisdom,42,sufism. hinduism,1,sufitale,2,surrender,3,survey,2,symbology,12,tafsir,16,tagore,15,tantra,1,tao,5,teaching,27,technology,1,ted,1,temple,1,terrorism,4,the secret,3,thelogy,1,thought,14,thoughts,14,time,7,translation,29,travel,17,tribute,1,truth,4,unity,2,upanishad,1,vatican,1,veda,3,veil,2,video,8,view,2,violence,2,visit,1,webcast,2,wisdom,175,witness,1,woman,3,workshop,1,worship,2,yoga,10,zakat,1,zawiya,1,zen,19,zen mind,8,Zikr,44,
ltr
item
Technology of the Heart: False indoctrinization in Religion
False indoctrinization in Religion
http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/2917/694/200/118252/god-704225.jpg
Technology of the Heart
http://www.techofheart.co/2007/01/false-indoctrinization-in-religion.html
http://www.techofheart.co/
http://www.techofheart.co/
http://www.techofheart.co/2007/01/false-indoctrinization-in-religion.html
true
9500025
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy