Crafting Gentleness

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Spiritual eugenics?

I've written quite a bit in criticism of the idea of the 'global evolution of consciousness' on this blog over the last year.

I think it comes down to a basic thing for me. If we were all part of a global evolution of consciousness, then would people who kill themselves be simply 'collateral damage'? What about people who can't work their way out of addictive routines or depressive cycles? Would they simply not be getting with the program? Are they not quite part of the proper trajectory of the human race?

That doesn't work for me. It feels a little too close to spiritual eugenics.


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