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Nature has some key dualisms and we know that humans have many dualisms (most of them man-made). The Cartesian Dualism is a significant man-made dualistic concept separating mind (psyche) and body (soma). This mind-body split continues to be a major worldview for many people. However, the Abrahamic religions take this mind-body split and turn it into a dualistic spirit-body split. The spirit-body split has dramatically divided the spiritual world from the material world, and has given us the worldview of super-naturalism. Supernaturalism makes spirit superior to the physical <-----> superior to the natural. It was exactly this spirit-body split that profoundly complicated and hampered my ability to experience Nature, human nature, and most sadly my own nature. The concept of supernaturalism has done alot of damage to human beings.

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Comment by Joey Daniel Smith on December 10, 2018 at 9:02pm

Spirituality Does Not exist.  Only Emotionality.  Emotionality consists of two basic concepts, 1) Cathexis, and 2) Catharsis.  Spirituality is the language of hate-filled monsters who want to Mind Control....everyone, if they could. Ask 1,000 people what Spirituality means, and you will get 1,000 separate answers.  Cathexis is the natural ability of the mind to bond or attach emotion to people, items, colors, music, or whatever.  It is important, its how we bond to our families, friends and community, etc.  Religion is a careful, skillful manipulation of Cathexis and Catharsis as Mind Control.  For what purpose...for wealth.  If these religious sycophants can introduce and manipulate these, they can make for themselves a Good living!  In simpler terms, it is called extortion, flimbaggery, lying, deceit and thievery!  And they always leave the individual feeling guilt!!! The monsters have to die if we are to have civilization!!!!!!!

Comment by Chris on October 28, 2018 at 7:08am

My limited understanding of Abrahamic and desert religions is they tend to be binary whereas subtropical and tropical  people (religions) tend to have a broader base of  'spirits, or gods.'

Comment by Onyango Makagutu on October 8, 2018 at 2:06am

I don't think there is anything to add here

Comment by Stephen on October 5, 2018 at 12:37pm

Interesting post Al Wm Johnson. I'm not sure I can add anything to it but thanks 

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