SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION and
The Family of Man is on a pathway. The pathway runs from the
animal kingdom to the kingdom of God. Each member of the Family is
at a different stage along the evolutionary pathway. Some are very
close to bestiality, others are nearing godhood, and the vast
majority stand, in comparative silence, somewhere in between.
Through the eyes of God each member of the Family is equal,
being seen only as a spirit at a given stage of growth. Through
the eyes of men, who judge by outward appearances, there is no
equality. Man sees only physical and intellectual inequality.
The difference between animals and men, and between men and
God, are varying degrees of reason. That is, varying degrees of
the ability to know good from evil. From the ability to know good
from evil proceeds abstract thought, and all creativity.
All spirits entering this world, and particularly those near
the top or the bottom of the evolutionary pathway, require moral
direction. When the "morality" of a society is based on traditions
and the gratification of physical desires, rather than on the
sanctity of life, spirits entering such a society lack direction,
and struggle with confusion.
Being taught ideologically the value of love, and being taught
practically the force of violence, the spirit is nailed to a cross
of contradiction. Those nearer the animal kingdom, commonly called
"the dregs of society," are prone to violence, and thought to be
criminal. Society has taught them violence. Those nearer godhood
are prone to love, and thought to be crazy. Their greater reason
has shown them love. The mass in the middle are prone to
hypocrisy, and juggle their contradictions.
It is hereby suggested that the key to a healthy society is
sound morality. The key to sound morality is the recognition of
the equality of life, and the importance of life above mammon
(worldly goods, money, pride, riches, wealth, material, matter,