Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lack of knowledge about the spiritual world can have consequences

A Rutgers University freshman who had his privacy violated after two classmates allegedly filmed him during a "sexual encounter" and posted it on the Internet committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge, authorities said.

Robert McDermott, a professor of philosophy and religion who has written several books on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, wrote the first book I read about Steiner. In the introduction, he expressed disappointment that Steiner's philosophy was not more widely accepted by university philosophy departments. Generally, they consider teachings about the spiritual world to be superstition, and Darwinism, which has been debunked by various respected scientists, is still considered by "serious" academia (or at least what the media tells us is serious) to be the only scientific perspective on our origins. The main result is existentialism. This state of affairs can be traced back to the diabolical Paolo Sarpi, whose life was devoted to destroying human evolution.

If Rudolf Steiner's teachings were more widely taught, more people would have reason to believe that life continues after physical death, that there are consequences in the next world for committing suicide, and that suicide is not an escape. Steiner claimed that if people knew the consequences, they wouldn't commit suicide.

Furthermore, not once in reading Steiner's books or lectures did I see anything about homosexuality being evil, or even a sin. I gather that true homosexuality is due to the individual's soul-configuration during a particular incarnation. God makes us male, female, and various types of souls in between. It's a sin, in my opinion, when a homosexual tries to "recruit" an impressionable, confused heterosexual youngster. It can also be a crime.

In the case in point, the victim who committed suicide might have decided to deal with the humiliation instead of committing suicide, if he had known that it wouldn't solve anything in the long run.