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Biopantheism

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The words, “spiritual” and “spirituality” mean different things to different people, but in the Pantheist community, it generally means a heightened awareness of reality, a deeper consideration for the natural world and our place within it, a more pervasive, expansive and preeminent knowledge of self and the interconnectedness and interdependence of all things.

And adding to that, a deeper respect and appreciation for Nature, a greater understanding of biological processes and a more intimate knowledge and awareness of physics and astronomy, with a very strong emotional reaction to the size, scale and vastness of Cosmos, all of which leads to humility and an overwhelming sense of mystery, wonderment and awe.

These things also intrinsically motivate inspiration, contemplation, creativity and a heightened sense of idealism… with a more holistic outlook and a higher level of ethics, morals and values that are sure to follow. All of this, is what I define as “spiritual.” It has nothing to do with a supernatural world, or with any archaic concept of ghosts, devils, demons, angels, disembodied spirits, an afterlife, or the fanciful notions of heaven or hell.

No invented, man-made gods or mythological fairy tales of supernatural entities. Spirituality is communion with Nature, pure and simple. It is connecting with the forces and powers that already exist in the real world, minus any false delusions that religions have created in peoples’ minds for centuries. Hence, Biopantheism is a completely Naturalistic philosophy. Look outside at the trees, look at plants and flowers, look at other people, look at LIFE.

Look at the moon and stars, see the gigantic ball of fire over your head, creating heat and energy to fuel the earth, allowing all things to thrive and grow. THAT’s what I believe in. Now, look in the mirror at this incredibly complex and subtle organism that functions autonomously and self-regulates and heals and grows and thinks and breathes and is intelligent, cognizant and self-aware… THAT, is what I call “divine.”

There is no karma, no consistent, universal order that protects the innocent and punishes the guilty. Some get what they deserve and some don’t. That’s because it’s up to us to develop and establish morality. It is not ushered in by religious revelation, but proven and made plain by the laws of cause and effect.

 
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At first I thought this was about bio-pant-heism... Leather trousers, if you will. But no, the article raises some serious points. As the dominant thinking patterns change, this is certainly a way to view to the supernatural, and I have entertained some similar thoughts.

The natural world is based on certain principles, such as the fact that confrontations to the death are rare in the natural world between equally capable adversaries because the consequences are so final and not conducive to survival. It's why you see apes fighting but rarely to serious injury, it is always with great display and eventually one or the other gives up. Similar principles apply in any environment driven by similar factors, even potentially a spiritual realm. So you can learn some things about how not just planet earth looks but how life across the universe must look.

But Buddhism does have a few explanations for how karma works, it is a formation within the realm of consciousness driven by emotion and the feelings that are a consequence of wrong actions. It even has some parallels in the land of emotion, for example you injure a loved one, you feel guilty. That is a similar mechanism, except that karma is not as directly experienced.

Still good article, I have a lot of sympathy for this world view.
 
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I found pantheism through reading Dylan Thomas poetry at school. Felt like an epiphany of sorts then, as if I woke up to the connection I'd felt previously but couldn't name, and Thomas could, so well. I long to return to the soil.
 
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Ive never heard of Biopantheism but Pantheism comes closest to my sort of Spirituality (finally CPU!)

which runs basically thus

YES there is unseen and (as yet) unknown energy in the world that can be harnessed by prayer. I suspect this energy is generated by all living things being that we are nothing but a collection of cells and water.

My theory has ironically been somewhat proven much to my surprise and no doubt every one elses when the Large Hadron Collider proved once and for all that the energy to duplicate a cell lies within the cell itself.

We are infants in understanding but all that we currently know as Spiritual or Other Worldy will eventually be explained in science, just like magnets and electricity were.

This insistence, no, harping on Jesus or Xenu or Buddha or some Manly Face in Charge, really gives me the irrits

because there is NO scientific basis whatsoever

and because Believers think themselves Superior

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okies

i went to school with nuns who all married Jesus yet had the nerve to preach celibacy

In my little heathen brain that made no sense whatsoever; still doesnt!
 
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We are infants in understanding but all that we currently know as Spiritual or Other Worldy will eventually be explained in science, just like magnets and electricity were.
Will that then validate all the people, areas & writings on all the spiritual realms/realities? That beyond time, culture & personality from an integral view have a remarkable consistency. & None of it is valid until is proved by science?

& if there are, as many have said, a vast spiritual cosmology, will science be able to prove it all using current scientific methods/paradigms? For gods sake, how can it if it stays with materialism!?
 
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