|The Changing Face of Christianity
||[May. 16th, 2007|03:52 am]
S. Richard (Frater L.D.L.)
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Todays death of Jerry Falwell has got me thinking. Christianity is definately on the decline, but as it's elders begin to pass on, as we are now seeing, it is going to have one of its most difficult struggles.
I see two primary likelyhoods of occurance for it in the years to come. It will either eventually collapse under the weight of the growth of the new spiritual forms now rising, which offer the seeker a more personal and direct experience of the Godhead- while promoting freedom and its responsibility with far less restriction (could we see a Thelemic boom here?); or it will transform, perhaps evolving a new expression of the Tipharethic Godman as in the previous, but dressed in a new garment of spirituo-mythology.
Nature favors progression, and the new always bears some elements of the old- if only foundationally. So it remains to be seen, but it's interesting to watch. It will certainly be interesting to see what direction it all takes. I believe that as the old aeonic fundamentalists depart the scene a much more spiritual christianity, closer to the Gnostics of old, will begin to emerge, but that's my own opinion.