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Despiritualization: A Central Theme in Western Thought, by Oba T'Shaka

Despiritualization: A Central Theme in Western Thought, by Oba T'Shaka

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Communiversity
 Despiritualization: By Dr. Oba T'Shaka A Central Theme in Western Thought 
Despiritualization:
 A Central Theme in Western Thought
By Dr. Oba T'Shaka
 
 
Communiversity
 Despiritualization: By Dr. Oba T'Shaka A Central Theme in Western Thought 
(Excerpted from "Chapter 3--The Western World View: The Path Away from the Just Society" of thebook 
 
 
 
Communiversity
 Despiritualization: By Dr. Oba T'Shaka A Central Theme in Western Thought 
This despiritualized, alienated, materialistic, cerebral, intellectual orientation toward life was tocontinue in the thoughts of so-called modernman. Isaac Newton revolutionized physics and thenatural sciences "by reducingthe physical universe to a mathematical equation;" Adam Smithdespiritualized economics, reducing it to a mere material exchange, with no spiritual component, aswas true in the communal traditions of Africa and native America where use, not ownership of land,was coupled with a moral responsibility to leave the land, air and water in better condition than youreceived it. The world of Adam Smith was a despiritualized world, where the land had no sacredquality; land was simply a private commodity, which the individual owner could do with it as hepleased. A despiritualized system of land ownership replaced sacred system of land use, where theland, the air and the water were gifts of God to humanity. Africans and Native Americans couldneither sell nor destroy the land because it was God's gift to humans and all living things. Thecommunal conception of the land as sacred required that the users of the land, air and water treat itwith respect and reverence. Only responsible men and women would be given the right to use theland and water, because only the responsible could be relied upon to pass the land on in better condition than they received it. Today, the Earth Mother's existence is threatened because of the rapecarried out against her in the name of profit. John Locke, rooted firmly in western thought,despiritualized politics, while Darwin, a British subject, living in the heyday of British imperialism,deified British power over much of the world, through what he claimed was the law of "the survival of the fittest." It did not matter to Darwin that neither the universe nor Mother nature operated on thestrict law of the "survival of the fittest." The universe operates on the principle of harmony, justice,balance, and right order, with the forces of harmony and balance outweighing the forces on conflictand imbalance. The sun does not attempt to suppress the moon, and while animals prey on naturalenemies for food, including weaker prey, no part of the animal kingdom, except man wages war onmembers of its own species, iron animals in general. On the level of the natural sciences, physicswasdespiritualized by separating it from metaphysics. Now modern physics (quantum mechanics,elementary particle theory), has revealed that the fundamental forces of nature, which are invisible bydefinition, give rise to material consequences, which are the visible events in the universe. Theclassical Euro-centric paradigm cannot explain this, therefore some western scientist have lookedoutside of the European philosophic and scientific tradition to explain certain aspects of reality. On thelevel of astronomy, western science has turned its back on the great scientific legacy of thecivilizations foemen, Ta-Seta, the
Dagon, India, China, the Holmes, Mayans, Toltec’s and Aztecs to
name only a few, who understood that astronomy and astrology were inseparable. The ancients of 

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