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The nature of nature is sociopathic

Discussion in 'Gnosticism DIR' started by frangipani, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. frangipani

    frangipani Member
    Premium Member

    Apr 30, 2013
    I was thinking about Spiritual growth and how it is we look inwardly to the Christ Spirit for guidance and values and the thought occurred that the nature of nature is sociopathic. If it were not sociopathic it could not survive. This notion is reinforced by the ancient symbol of the Ouroboros, the snake or dragon consuming its own tail. This world survives by consuming itself and regenerating. Plant life gets its nutrients from soil, soil is made up of decomposed matter, flesh and plant. Animal life survives by consuming other animals and or plants, as does the human animal we are imprisoned within. If you think about it, if by nature all creatures had empathy, and compassion, could think to put themselves in the shoes of the creature they were stalking for food, would they continue to hunt, No, I don't think so. Would the cycle of "life" as they say continue? No it wouldn't. This is what separates the human from the animal we inhabit and the animal kingdom in general. Sociopathy is the Demiurges world and law, dog eat dog. It is a base existence. Our escape from this 'life cycle' is the Truth through Christ giving us conscious, empathy, compassion and love through His word raising us above the base existence to life, true life which is Spirit and Soul together as one in Christ. Without the sociopathic thinking being by nature the norm for the animal kingdom life on earth would not continue to exist. This is why once a person finds the Truth they stop procreating and are thankful to the Ineffable Father for the hope of salvation through Christ. Any thoughts on this?
  2. nazz

    nazz Doubting Thomas

    Oct 2, 2012
    Gnostic Christian
    I think it's a function of the instability of matter in general. The physical bodies of biological life are unstable. They will break down unless they consume other biological life to reproduce the cells that compose them.
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  3. Sultan Of Swing

    Sultan Of Swing Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2011
    Did you know alpha chimpanzees will kill and even eat the babies that are born and came from other males?

    Tell that to the next person who says we should all get back to nature and live how they did thousands of years ago, it was so peaceful and harmonious. :D
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  4. Baladas

    Baladas An Págánach

    Nov 11, 2014
    Eclectic Polytheism
    Nature is not sociopathic, it simply is. Though I do agree that it has it's unfortunate aspects.
  5. Tomas Kindahl

    Tomas Kindahl ... out on my Odyssé — again!

    Sep 30, 2018
    Modernized Paleognostic
    Just a side note: it seems this symbolism of eating itself is not a genuine one, but instead Carl Gustaf Jungs invention. The original Egyptian symbol (that was also common to Middle Eastern ideas), was that the dragon/serpent represents the chaos that encircles the ordered world. C.f. Leviathan/Lotan/Jörmungandr. In Antique Gnostic times it represented the entrapment in this evil world.
  6. WhyIsThatSo

    WhyIsThatSo Active Member

    Jan 16, 2020
    Christian Gnostic
    I would go a step further and say that it's not just the nature of nature that is sociopathic, but that it is the nature of the "world" (cosmos)………...ALL physical creation.