, Baruch Spinoza
also controversial for offering new ideasabout religion and science over their long careers.Hurtak’s detractors, like Galileo’s critics, havebasically the same complaint that Hurtak’s ideasappear at odds with the religious orthodoxy andworld view as if Scripture should be immune tointerpretation. In 1609 Galileo was determined notto be in violation of any laws but still he was heldto be at variance with Scripture a quasi crime if notan actual criminal offence. It wasn’t until about1632 that the Inquisition actually convicted him forheresy and punished him with house arrest.
, ( 1688 to 1772
Swedish scientist, philosopher, Christian mysticand theologian credited with creating the concept “New Age” ; described as a belief in anartistic and spiritual new age. Credited with influencing the thinking of Kant, William Blake,Carl Jung, Ralph Waldo Emerson and August Strindberg.
, ( 1632 – 1677) a Dutch philosopher, of Portuguese Jewish origin,considered one of the great rationalists of the 17
century laying the ground work for the18
century Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism. Attacked by the Dutch Jewishestablishment, the Catholic Church and the Protestant Church for his philosophical andscientific views, including his belief in religious and intellectual freedom.
(born 1048 AD, Neyshapur, Iran—1123 AD ) Persian mathematician,philosopher, astronomer and poet.