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35868Y359LookInside: The Antidote To A Meaningless

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AND LAWLESS EXISTENCE
WAS PROVIDED BY HUMANISM, a revolutionary new creed
that conquered the world during the last few centuries. The humanist religion
worships humanity, and expects humanity to play the part that God played in Christianity and Islam,
and that the laws of nature played in Buddhism & Daoism?! Whereas traditionally the great cosmic plan
gave meaning to the life of humans, humanism reverses the roles and expects the experiences of humans
to give meaning tó the cosmos!? According to humanism, humans must draw from within their inner
experiences not only the meanings of their own lives, but also the meaning of the entire universe?!
This ìs thé primary commandment HUMANISM hàs gìven us: create meaning to a meaningless world!?
Accordingly, the central religious revolution òf modernity was not losing faith in G d; rather, it was gaining
Faith in Humanity! It took centuries of very hard work! Thinkers wrote pamphlets, artists composed poems
& symphonies, politicians struck deals - and together they convinced humanity that it can imbue the universe
with meaning! To grasp the depth and implications of TheHumanistRevolution, consider how modern European
culture differs from medieval European culture. In 1300 people in London, Paris & Toledo, did not believe that
humans could determine by themselves what is good and what is evil, what is right and what is wrong, what
is beautiful and what is ugly. Only God cóuld could create and divine goodness, righteousness & beauty?!!
Although it was widely accepted that humans enjoy unique abilities & opportunities, they were also seen as
ignorant and corrupttable beings. Without external supervision & guidance, humans could never understand
the eternal truth, but would instead be drawn to fleeting sensual pleasures & worldly delusions! In addition,
medieval thinkers pointed out that humans are mortal, and their opinions & feelings
are as fickle as the wind.