Any religion or philosophy will have a set of ideas, a belief system which becomes dogmatic.
As our consciousness evolves, however; those ideas may no longer fit our “reality.” It is obvious, as everything changes in life including our consciousness.
For example, “God is the creator of the Universe.” It is a dogmatic belief. Some may use their whole life trying to prove this to be “true.”
However, this “truth” is just another belief.
The belief of “Knowing about God” is not a matter of throwing concepts and definitions to repeat and recite. Numbers of followers does not make something “true or false.”
Our belief may be that our “truth” is something which cannot change, which must be constant, which is the same… Just like a religious dogma. 🙂
Because of our inability to live with uncertainty, we have searched for answers as if to fill up our heads with information is going to give us the medicine of “certainty.”
Then, we created a “dogmatic” science based on our consciousness of “I don’t like change.” This consciousness is embedded in anything we “observe,” it becomes part of our “reality.”
Nevertheless, Science is also changing and rather than giving us a: “This is the way it is,” type of answer to the questions of life, creation, God and all of those “hot” topics; now we could get a “ There is a probability… there is a chance…” type of answer.
The world of probabilities is not an exact science 🙂
That is why a human being interested in discovering his potential for fulfillment, which could be called, happiness, contentment, enjoyment, etc…may no longer be interested in more theories, ideas, beliefs or dogmatic views as a way for inner discovery. This individual may be interested in opening his consciousness by going beyond beliefs, ideas, viewpoints and reasonable, logical answers…
The above may sound nihilistic… but it is not. We are not rejecting anything, but merely “stopping to play with dolls and lollipops” sort of speaking… that is when our consciousness has a different realization.
It is not that lollipops and dolls are “bad” for you, but the timing for those things have reached its end in us.
We are no looking for meaning in life, but to find our potential as the meaning, for we are life itself. Life is not something outside of us and separated from “us.”
This is spiritual “growth.” Suffering may be there for doubts and fears may pop up. “But what about if I stop playing with dolls… my friends will not play with me anymore…” Those doubts will appear as long as our consciousness hasn’t developed enough to be able to see through its own eyes.
It is way more comfortable to “see” through the eyes of others, through the eyes of a comfortable collective belief and ideal; but in this comfort we cannot develop what it takes to stand up on our own two feet.
That is the challenge.