By Jeremy Griffith
A Species In Denial is Jeremy Griffith's definitive paintings at the human situation after 30 years writing at the topic. Foreword by way of Templeton Prize successful biologist, Charles Birch. Addresses the crux factor of the human situation, our means for stable and evil, describing how people have coped with the drawback through dwelling in denial of it. The e-book then explains the organic explanation for the human situation, finishing the denial and maturing humanity to mental freedom. Examines technology, faith, politics, psychiatry, mythology, women and men.
There is an creation to the topic of the human after which 4 remarkable essays: interpreting Plato's Cave Allegory, Resignation, Bringing Peace to the conflict among the Sexes and the Denial-Free historical past Of The Human Race, The Demystification of faith. The publication concludes with a short profile of the root for Humanity's maturity, a non-profit organization dedicated to selling this new frontier of considering, written through international well known mountaineer and two times honoured Order of Australia recipient, FHA Director Tim Macartney-Snape AM.
A Species In Denial has turn into a bestseller in Australia the place it has generated terribly optimistic responses from eminent humans and the general public
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They are individuals who have a clear conscience. 45 Print Ed of all for in it sin and evil are revealed to us…There is a deadly pain in the very distinction of good and evil, of the valuable and the worthless…[for this reason the study of] ethics is bound to contain a prophetic element. ’ The biblical prophets Isaiah and Christ were two such fortunate people and both encountered the ‘deaf effect’ response to their unevasive, denialfree, human-condition-confronting, truthful words. ” This people’s heart has become calloused [alienated]; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes’ (Bible, New International Version, 1978, Isaiah 6:9,10, footnote).
The danger posed by the intolerance of older adults towards human-conditionconfronting information will be elaborated upon later in the book. It should be stressed that no one is precluded from accessing the liberating understanding of the human condition. For the older and/or more alienated it simply requires more patience and perseverance to access it than those who are young and/or less alienated. This important point will be examined shortly. 59 Print Ed One of the obstacles this material faces is the arrogance of the human mind or, more precisely, the extent of its delusion that it is not alienated.
In his major work Faust (1808), Goethe argued that lying is part of human nature while truth is not. What is so significant about the 2-million-years-reinforced alienation humans now have from the issue of the human condition is that it means that the ‘deaf effect’, the amount of block-out or denial that humans are employing to protect themselves from confrontation with the issue, is now almost complete. D. ” That time has now come to pass. 118 of 156). The ‘famine’ that is now upon humans is their near total inability to access and acknowledge the issue of the human condition.