Hello fellow magicians, I am writing this post to help enable my research into religious tolerance in our society. While it maybe laughable due to constant persecution by one organized religion, however I want to tackle this controversial topic. Plus no one in my class has the balls to do it.
Since spirituality is important to me, especially when it is of your own free will. I have the following argument for my thesis on my paper.
Humans by nature are very spiritual beings with varying views, and perceptions of their own reality.
You as a spiritual being have a right to believe and practice whatever version of spirituality you desire, free from superstitious dogma, legal punishment, social judgement, reprisal from friends and family, and shame.
In my research I will have the following questions in mind which will give my argument a lot of weight:
How does our society view established organized religions, and other spiritual belief systems not established (ex. paganism, satanism, shamanism etc)?
How does people in these spiritual paths view others outside their belief system?
What are the myths and misconceptions of most of these belief systems vs how it actually is?
What are a some laws and policies that protect freedoms to practice individual beliefs? how does this differ in a some other countries?
How has religion influenced history and vice versa?
I strongly encourage all of you to share your thoughts and views on this subject as it will greatly enhance my research.
I have posted this on my blog, as well as on my Facebook.
In case you are wondering one of my sources will be Timothy’s book: Black Magick: The Left Hand Path.
Again thank you for your comments.