Dogmas – the challenging test for human evolution
The human history has been determined by countless dogmas, especially from religion but also from society, culture and science. The problem with dogmas is that they are defined as teachings which claim absolute validity.
Now where can we speak about absolute validity regarding life? When we talk about mathematics, physics and chemistry then we can see certain laws which are absolutely valid, – valid for all people because these “dogmas” are based on laws of nature. But normal religious dogmas are manmade, – artificial and with this quite relative. So why have dogmas such a high significance? Simply because someone with the attribute of an enlightened being, ambassador of God, spiritual or religious authority or just a man of power proclaimed the dogma. So it must be true.
The problem is that no one is allowed to question the dogma. If someone goes against this taboo, he obviously has lost his faith or mental health and this has very bad consequences like being excluded from society or receiving bad punishments.
Indeed people are imprisoned or entrapped by dogmas. Besides the official punishment, people who question dogmas also suffer from inner doubts, a bad conscience, fears, etc. Quite often they also fear the revenge or punishment by God himself and eternal hell.
It is interesting that there are so many negative dogmas which are directly connected to massive punishment. Good behavior according to the definition by dogmas is rewarded by all kinds of divine gifts and a happy life after death. It is somehow fascinating that there is no single dogma which combines good and evil like for example “if you don´t behave in a kind, generous way to your fellow men, you will dwell in hell forever”. So indeed good behavior is more “nice to have” but not a “must” like the neglecting of “bad deeds” (because of painful punishment).
The most interesting and most important aspect of dogmas is their true nature as rules of behavior for immature souls. Dogmas work like rules for little children – “don´t do this because you will be punished” or “behave well and then you might go to Disneyland in summer”. Children get rules (dogmas) because they are not mature enough to behave like adults want them to. Adults in comparison are free and not bound to such dogmas. Adults can live in a self-responsible way.
When we examine this situation transferred to the dogmas of religion, etc. then we have same problem. Here it is not about little children and adults but about young souls and supposed old souls. The enlightened, mature or old soul knows how to behave in a responsible way and is free to create its life as it wants to. The young soul lacks of enough experiences to be able to differentiate between good and bad and so the young soul needs guidance and orientation. Guidance and orientation in form of dogmas is not the preferable way of teaching souls but it is the most used way. And certainly most dogmas are not offered by enlightened souls but by other immature souls who want to dominate and control others while they often violate the dogmas they proclaim.
So dogmas have in main the function to keep people under control and to maintain the profane function of society by “God given rules”.
The challenge for each single soul and mankind in its spiritual evolution is to question all these dogmas and to grow beyond their limitations. All children have to grow beyond the rules of the adults to become adults by themselves. In the same way young souls have to grow and to become wise and self-responsible and with this also free.
We all have to separate the good from the bad and to keep only the good and refine the good to the best.
Today we still can see so many people bound to their dogmas which causes a lot of suffering and shows the dullness of dogmatic belief. Dogmatic beliefs are the prison guards of your own dungeon. They keep the keys to your freedom.
In fact the overcoming of religious, social and scientific dogmas is the challenge of our days which decides over the future of mankind. Never before there has been so much knowledge available which makes it easy to question old beliefs. It is our chance for progress.
I am curious how far mankind will come in the near future and how many people will prefer to cling to dogmatic belief instead of choosing freedom.