As the Roman Empire collapsed, disorder increased. Civilization requires order, and Europeans were well past the point where they could live simply. So, a new order came into being, an alliance between the Roman Catholic Church and powerful aristocrats—royalty. At this point, the only relationship Christianity had with Christ wasContinue Reading

There have been many instances where, once the teacher dies, the students fall away from the teachings. Because of the heavy mythologizing that came after his death, it’s difficult to see Jesus as an enlightened teacher. He’s depicted as a super being, the only son of God the Father. HisContinue Reading

The Enlightenment was first a philosophical movement, the roots of which stretch back to ancient Greece, where most Western philosophy begins. The late 20th Century French intellectuals, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, say in their book What is Philosophy? that it was the ancient Greeks who dispensed with the sageContinue Reading