But ya know: if atheists concede even the possibility of God and theists concede that religion and literal interpretations of holy books are in error then we may have room for a discussion!
I suspect there are those who don’t want this discussion to happen and have manipulated the situation so that everyone is fortified within their particular Ivory Tower which prevents anyone from challenging their confirmation biases.
” you never really know someone until you fight them!”
Should we be in a non-dual embrace with a false construct?
According to the Gnostic tradition, it’s the very last thing one should do! Why would you want to be one with the demiurge’s prison matrix?
I’ll throw Wilber a bone here and say this: Non-Dual spirituality is one of about a half-dozen spiritual philosophies/religions that are still valid in 2016–IMO. But only as spiritual ‘hypothesis’ and not as dogmatic assertions.
What’s good for the goose isn’t always good for the gander!
The early 1900’s saw the implementation of their education system which intended to turn citizens into compliant workers for the burgeoning corporate model.
By the 1980’s the corporation outsourced its workers and the education system was reworked as a method of lifetime debt peonage. This also happened:
1-the universities were turned into schools of political correctness as an avenue for ending free speech!
2-the universities ended any proclivity to solve economic issues which in fact cemented the failed system of the usurious worldwide casino model of the economy which has perpetrated wealth inequality to unprecedented levels.
3-the universities pretty much gave up on solving the most important issue of our time–clean energy to scale civilization, and turned their attention to number 1 on this list.
When it comes to The Nephilim Theory I would have to say that bullshit baffles brains!
Now, I have a unique take on this mythology: what if the Nephilim bullshitted and continue to bullshit about pretty much everything? Bullshit defined as an indifference to how things really are as it relates to the truth!
Well, in that case, you’ve been fooled again! And by the way: the theory itself morphed into the idea that the Nephilim had mutated into the Kings and Queens and Pharaohs and Caesars by the time of Jesus’s arrival on the planet! If that were true their progeny would be firmly embedded within most all the power structures among the earth’s civilizations today.
Anyway, this is one of my pet fields of inquiry over a very long-span of my life. I don’t hold a firm view on it other than to say I think it’s fact that all religious books are of man-made origin; and perhaps, according to my unique take–explains why every religious book is contradictory and incoherent within themselves and when comparatively studied.
This pic is here because the essence of the story is about DNA, IMO.
Now we’ll flip the coin over on this one: let us say that modern cosmology is correct about the universe and timelines (that the universe is ancient) and that humans have evolved from primates. This would obviously create extreme confusion over the nature of reality. The process from an archaic man to magic man, to mythological man to rational man, is fraught with chaos and uncertainty on almost every level.
Now let’s throw this into the mix: modern cosmology isn’t entirely correct when it comes to its hypothesis’s and indeed we are not alone on this planet! That there are beings involved here who could be either:
1) Us! That is to say highly advanced evolutionary humans: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_body
2) Emissaries of a divine creator spirit who oversee evolutionary processes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watcher_(angel)
3) Some type of extraterrestrial involvement concerned with overarching evolutionary themes on this planet.
The main point here is that the natural condition of man is one of chaos and confusion and metaphysical involvement by advanced beings is one of benevolent guidance aimed towards our eventual overcoming of our evolutionary inheritance.
I call this somewhat interesting metaphysical speculation:)
Here is more on this theme.