Theosophy, I gave examples from the last 200 years, offers explanatory models that go beyond the physical and sensual and do not deny science itself, but expand it to include essential areas. It is an offer through which the mediator provides the basis for the respective time with which human civilization can continue and through which the individual receives appropriate suggestions for action. For the mediator it is currently the best representation of spiritual truth, for the reader there is the possibility of acceptance, use or rejection. For the current time, the anonymous, impersonal presentation by the mediator seems the only sensible one, since in the media world lies and slander are a terrible weapon.
In the past, religion developed out of an attempt to make the unknown and inexplicable understandable.
All religions have the permanent historical problem that science continues to advance and offers logical explanations for the physical and sometimes also for the emotional aspects.
Questioning religion in terms of its current spiritual value is possible if the human being as a soul asks the following questions:
The author of these theosophical lines takes the assumption that there is no intervention from the inner worlds, or only as an exception. From there, at most, the sensations and thoughts are stimulated. If a soul desires such stimulation from the middle world, there may be a stream of thoughts from the middle world, but the soul must be fit to accept the stream of thoughts. This can then be called a kind of intuition. Unfortunately, there are too many false prophets who rely on supposed “instructions”.
The assertion, directly or indirectly contained in many religions, that there is a select group of people who are preferentially redeemed, is a caricature of the truth that those souls permanently enter the middle existence who have worked for this through their actions and their experience. The question of what basis exists for right action and appealing deeds can be based on the Charter of Human Rights.
Religions that emphasize quick hereafter salvation into a paradisiacal state will be disappointing. Nirvana ends with the next rebirth. The way away from the earth, when it is achieved through accumulated experience, is the way to new assignments.
For the Christian religion, the Old Testament and the New Testament should not be bound together. The Old Testament is part of an ethnic group and not universally applied. No religious manifesto should be taken literally. This is particularly evident in the concept of sin, which was developed out of the OT. The concept of sin is not included in the Eastern tradition of teaching, instead there is a better and more logical concept of self-inflicted fate (karma), it is inextricably linked with the migration of the soul from life to life. The soul has the opportunity to change and shape fate (karma) through its action or inaction.
The Old Testament development of the ideology of sin, combined with the claim, for instance,. in Catholicism, to be able to administer the forgiveness and erasure of sins, is an unspeakable prison for every soul in its feelings and thoughts. This claim enables, for example, criminal groups to believe that they can buy their way out of karmic guilt without any problems and still come to so-called paradise.
With the justified departure from this practice, Protestantism established the dogma that the soul cannot redeem itself, and thus opened a new dead end.
Does theosophy make religion superfluous? No, it is a sensible offer of timeless wisdom with which the soul can gain more self-confidence and self-knowledge and thus make the respective religion verifiable for its value. Every religion that includes humanity and tolerance of those who think differently and does not “sell” salvation deserves respect.