Renewing the Mind

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Renewing the Mind
I attempt to speak from personal experience as much as possible in addition to citing the opinions and facts of others, let me begin by stating that probably the most harmful pattern of the world is the judgment of others. It is true and I have witnessed firsthand the self esteem of many being cut down to mere nothingness by the judgment of others. Is it a crime to look different, talk different or be unique in our own special way?
Through my examination of the New Age belief system I believe many in society see themselves as being the Lord of their own universe (Sire, 2009, p. 179) and I wonder does this flawed thinking lead to an overinflated ego and the harmful judgment of others? The world without doubt is an irrational and super rational place in the universe which produces stoned thinking (Sire, 2009, p. 180) people. With this thought in mind it is very easily to see how the harmful judgment of others becomes the social order of the day. New Age thinking has also crept into Christianity long before it was even thought of, namely Roman Catholicism. For years I have struggled with the concept of papal infallibility and the pope being seen as equivalent to God himself when speaking ex-cathedra (Houdmann, n.d., para. 1). I have also wrestled with the dogmatic principles, traditions, and the Church’s judgment of other faiths and even its own pilgrims in relation to human rights and God’s own natural law. The Catholic Church is not all bad,
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