The Reform of the Modern Mentality

= The blessings and peace of Allah on Prophet Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions. =

By René Guénon, Symbols of Sacred Science – Fundamental Symbols – The universal language of sacred science[fn1]

The Reform of the Modern Mentality

MODERN civilization appears in history as a veritable anomaly; of all those we know about, our own is the only one which has developed in a purely material sense, and is also the only one which is not supported by any principle of a higher order.

This material development which has been pursued for several centuries now, and at an ever accelerating pace, has been accompanied by an intellectual regression which this same material progress is quite unable to neutralize. It is of course a genuine and true intellectuality which is in question here, which could also be called spirituality; for we refuse to give the name intellectuality to what is currently so called today, namely, the cultivation of the experimental sciences in view of the practical applications to which these sciences lend themselves…

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This decay has not come about all at once; one can follow its stages throughout modern philosophy. It is the loss or the forgetting of genuine intellectuality which has made possible two errors, apparently in opposition but in reality correlative and complementary: rationalism and sentimentalism. Once all purely intellectual knowledge had come to be denied or ignored as it has been since Descartes, the end was logically bound to be in positivism and agnosticism together with all manner of ‘scientistic” aberrations…

On the other hand, religion for most people is only an affair of sentiment, without any intellectual import. Religion is confused with a vague religiosity, or is reduced to a morality. The function of doctrine is diminished as much as possible, despite the fact that it is the essential from which everything else ought to be but a logical consequence. In this respect Protestantism, which is on its way to becoming no more than a ‘moralism’ pure and simple, is very representative of the tendencies of the modern mind…

We think that what is important above all else is precisely the restoration of true intellectuality and with it the sense of doctrine and of tradition. It is high time to show that religion is something other than a matter of sentimental devotion, something other than mere moral precepts, or the consolations available to souls weakened by suffering, and that one can find in it that ‘solid nourishment’ of which St Paul speaks in the Epistle to the Hebrews.

More on Modern Secularization

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Related

René Guénon – Shaykh `Abd Al Wahid Yahya
The Transcendent or the Pure Intellect
Metaphysics and the Intellect – Living Islam – Islamic Tradition
What Is Religion and Why Doesn’t It Matter to Me?

Source

[fn1] In the posthumous anthology “Fundamental Symbols”. In the Sophia Perennis edition it appears as chapter 2.
https://tinyurl.com/435dej8w (Symbols of Sacred Science – Fundamental Symbols – The universal language of sacred science. 1926)

Why Intelligent Design is the most plausible scientific theory?

= The blessings and peace of Allah on Prophet Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions. =

This post is to show some current discussions in the modern scientific community.

”The God-hypothesis provides the best explanation of this ensemble of evidence… But (the ’New Atheists’) are talking about a science of the late 19th century and we have had a dramatic shift that they haven’t kept up with.” Stephen Meyer

More scientists start to understand the following:
A little bit of science distances from God; a lot of science brings one back to Him.[fn4] — ( Un peu de science éloigne de Dieu, beaucoup de science y ramène. ) Louis Pasteur, renowned 19th century French microbiologist

Keywords from the annotation page

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Beginning  Big-Bang Theory  boundary constraints  causality  chaotic  DNA  Einstein  evidence  finetuning  God  hypothesis  illusion  implications  intelligence  Intelligent Design  life  materialism  mathematics  mutation  Newton  Ontology  protein  Quantum Cosmology  Quantum Mechanics  Quantum Physics  random  red light  science  selection  singularity  theistic  transcendent  undirected  unguided  Universal Wave Function  universe  worldview

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Why Intelligent Design is the most plausible scientific theory?

Read notes from 3 videos: Notes on Intelligent Design
Intelligent Design – what does it mean for us?

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The three video presentations by Stephen Meyer have been partly annotated (≈7%), often verbatim, supplied with the time stamps (mostly end-time). Those notes are for a better understanding of the scientific ideas and theories.

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Video 1 – The Return of the God Hypothesis

Stephen Meyer: The Return of the God Hypothesis – YouTube

From Stephen Meyer’s webpage:

”Beginning in the late 19th century, many intellectuals began to insist that scientific knowledge conflicts with the traditional theistic belief — that science and belief in God are at odds.”[fn3]

”Philosopher of science Stephen Meyer challenges this view by examining three scientific discoveries with decidedly theistic implications. Building on the case for the intelligent design of life (he) demonstrates how discoveries in cosmology and physics coupled with those in biology help to establish the identity of the designing [transcendent] intelligence behind life and the universe.”

”Meyer argues that theism — with its affirmation of a transcendent, intelligent and active creator — best explains the evidence we have concerning biological and cosmological origins.”
Stephen C. Meyer | Philosopher of Science

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Video 2 – Does Science Point To God?

Does Science Point To God? – Stephen Meyer at Dallas Science Faith Conference 2020 – YouTube

The most plausible scientific theory for the origin of the universe, of life and of ongoing existence.

This new cosmology is moving decidedly in an anti-materialistic direction.
Three video presentations by Stephen Meyer have been partly annotated on the page below, supplied with time stamps.
Notes on Intelligent Design

”Meyer argued that modern scientific method equally relied on "foundational assumptions" based on faith in naturalism (or materialism),[fn1] which "assumed all events to be exclusively the result of physical or natural causes".

”He proposed that "scientists and philosophers" could turn to Biblical presupposition to explain "the ultimate source of human reason, the existence of a real and uniformly ordered universe, and the ability present in a creative and ordered human intellect to know that universe."

Modern science is based on ”epistemological[2] presuppositions” and the problematic view to explain evolution simply on the ”assumption of naturalism” (or materialism)[fn1].
Stephen C. Meyer – Wikipedia

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Video 3 – The Big Bang, Einstein, Hawking, & More

Stephen Meyer Discusses the Big Bang, Einstein, Hawking, & More – Science Uprising Expert Interviews – different chapters for the history of recent scientific development

A Quote from this video

In ordinary physics, boundaries are decided or determined by the physical system that is being described, but since there is no physical system that is being described, by the Wheeler–DeWitt equation yet, because it is being used to explain the origin of all physics, the origin of the universe, the physicists have to choose the boundary constraints [in their equations], and they choose those with an outcome in mind, they choose those in such a way to give a solution to that equation, that (such as the universal wave function) would include the universe like ours!

– More quotes: Notes on Intelligent Design

Footnotes

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Naturalism and materialism are very much related:
Naturalism is the philosophical belief that everything arises from natural properties and causes, and supernatural or spiritual explanations are excluded or discounted.
Materialism is the theory or belief that nothing exists except matter and its movements and modifications and is the theory or belief that consciousness and will are wholly due to material agency.

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Epistemology relates to the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope, and the distinction between justified belief and opinion. (So it answers the question: If I say I know XY, on what kind of knowledge do I base my judgement or assumption?

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That scientific knowledge came into conflict with the traditional theistic belief is a trademark of modernity and postmodernity.
Postmodernism

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Many Quran verses remind man about the origin of the cosmos, such as this one:
{Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding.} 3-190

Related

Dr. Günter Bechly – Fossils vs. Darwin
I came to realize fundamental philosophical problems concerning time, causality, laws of nature, and the effectiveness of mathematics. I also realized the hard problem of consciousness, the problem of reason….
Gunter Bechly Explains What The Fossil Evidence Really Says – YouTube

When powerful leaders side with Zionist supremacists

= The blessings and peace of Allah on Prophet Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions. =
– There is no might, power, or movement except with ALLAH –

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Not good at all.

1. US, Germany, Britain, Saud, UAE… their support is criminal complicity!

Not good when German leader Steinmeier welcomes Bennet, the Zionist settler state’s supremacist Prime Minister, elected only by ’the correct sort of citizens’ (ie Zionist Jews), someone who immigrated to Israel from San Francisco 1967, and who boasted ”‘I’ve Killed Lots Of Arabs In My Life And There’s No Problem With That’.”

germany-israel-2021 German leader Steinmeier welcomes Bennet

Day-in-day out Palestinian farmers, villagers, their children and women are harassed and humiliated by those who think they are chosen! (When God promised the Israelites 2000 years ago a land, he didn’t tell them to steal, lie and kill, but to uphold the covenant made with prophets Ibrahim, Musa, Dawood (peace upon all of them).

This is the result of allegiance with criminals…

Bennet’s ultra-Zionist government is responsible for all people under their jurisdiction, acc. to the Geneva Convention, which the Zionist settler regime think they can ignore, however, they have the responsibility to protect the people and not to attack them, not to destroy their olive trees, not to cut off their water-supplies, not to demolish their houses to leave them stranded (and much more)!

settlers-brutally-attacked-palestinian-farmers Harrowing photos from today’s olive harvest in the West Bank town of Surif (2021-11-12). Settlers arrived and brutally attacked Palestinian farmers and Israeli activists with stones and batons. Israeli soldiers stood nearby but — SURPRISE! — did nothing to stop the attack. Edo Konrad, @edokonrad

We will not accept the Israel story, it’s a lie – from the start. Pride-goeth-before-destruction

Another day, another horrific example of settler terrorism.

According to Israel propaganda we should not be worried about the violence and bloodshed incl. killings by the real settler terrorists, who are protected by the Israel state itself.

They want us to believe their unsubstantiated accusation of terorism! against 6 Palestinian NGOs, that document violations of Palestinians rights, and seek to convince the world to hold Israel accountable.

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Almost every day shameful, and criminal acts of violence by the supremacist Israel state:

13-year-old Mohammed Daadas was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian boy was hit during weekly protests against the expansion of illegal settlements. 7 November 2021

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2. To make something clear

All this is not about the need of Israel people or Jews to have a home country ’for themselves’ (most of them live in other countries anyway), this is about throwing other people out of their homes so that more ‘Jewish’ persons from New York, or Moscow…, can take over (English: steal) Palestinian homes to increase the ‘Jewish’ population ratio and pretend to have a ‘democracy’ for ’the right sort of citizens’.
All this is illegal and immoral!

NB: True Jews don’t steal, they don’t invade other people’s homes and don’t establish a state in contravention of God’s law. Therefore Israel, as it is now (2021) will not prosper: it’s a house built on sand.
Youtube: Honest Israeli Jew -Miko Peled- tells the Real Truth about Israel

3. Advice

Whatever you believe and think, don’t let your heart become cold and hard toward the suffering of the downtrodden!
On The Science Of The Heart

4. Related

See what’s going on in Palestine:
Settler violence Archives – +972 Magazine
Free Palestine! All Pages on Palestine/ Zionism

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