Let us begin by allowing me to try and explain what I mean by the “intellectual Christian”?
To begin with, let us view Man together from my perspective as a psychotherapist of some 30+ years. The physical Man possesses a brain, and that brain can do wonderful things, but one thing it cannot do is perceive the MIND of Man. The brain is physical, and this means it can perceive things that are physical. Unfortunately, the MIND is neither physical, nor is it part of the physical plane of existence.
In fact, what we refer to as the singular MIND is actually a combination of the Lower MIND, and the Higher MIND. The Lower MIND is composed of the energy of the Astral region of Creation, and the Higher MIND is composed of the Causal region of Creation. The mystics tell us that the MIND of Man was attached to every Soul as the Soul entered the Creation, back when the Creation was first initiated by God.
The roles of the MIND are varied, but one role of the MIND is to insure that each Soul closely adheres to the Fate Karma it designed for each lifetime it spends on Earth. And yes, I am again speaking of Reincarnation, which is a fact of Life, so the sooner one can embrace this fact, the easier it becomes to comprehend what Life is all about?
In my earlier two writings about God, I tried to explain that each Soul is slowly maturing. What I did not mention specifically is that this growth is accomplished by each Soul “completing Karma”. And the completion of Karma is not accomplished by simply engaging in or experiencing Karma. And Karma is just the Sanskrit word for “action”. That is, Karma is the word for all action ones Soul engages in. Every thought and action ones Soul takes creates Karma. Either positive or negative Karma.
Mystics tell us that the simplest definition of Karma is this: “As you sow, so shall you reap”. Every thought or action one takes creates Karma, in other words. And every bit of Karma one creates [literally we CREATE Karma], so to un-create Karma, we must absorb and “embrace” the Karma that we created. This is the Law of Karma, and I believe this law is an example of the genius of God. A Perfect Law because it treats every Soul precisely the same, and no Soul avoids this Law. So it is Absolutely Fair, Just, and Equal.
We Souls grow and mature by “completing” Karma. And this is difficult because when some bit of Karma that we created in some past lifetime comes back to us, we experience it as a surprise, and we tend to “blame” the person who provides us the “reaping” part of the Karma we previously “sowed”.
This resistance to our own Karma [which we do not remember doing], requires the Karma to be offered to us again, and again, until we eventually figure out that it is our own Karma coming back to us. And for some Souls, this can take a long time. And ones Soul ONLY grows when it accepts Karma, and forgives the messenger delivering the Karma.
In other words, ones Soul only ascends the Ladder of Life when it Accepts the Karma owed one, and forgives the messenger. But this all has to do with the Spiritual dimension of oneself, not the intellectual part of ones brain and MIND. The fact is, it is easy for a person to possess an exceptional intellect, and very little Spiritual awareness at the same time. In fact, it is natural for the Soul that is new, or relatively new to the form of the human being to possess a most active MIND [to possess a high level of Intellectualism, in other words] and at the same time possess very little C’etc, or Consciousness, or Enlightenment.
I refer to such Souls as “Intelack” individuals. Or people who look just like everyone else, but the Souls of these Intelack individuals are new to the form of Man, and thus, they do not possess much C’etc, or Consciousness.
It is normal for the Intelack individual who has a few lifetimes to its credit, and has accumulated some small amount of C’etc to imagine that he/she is more Enlightened that he/she actually is. And it is not uncommon for such people to join and engage in some religion. But, the fact is, such people are often attached more to their intellects than their “hearts”. And these people constitute what I refer to as the “Intellectual Christian”.
This is the reason we have so many different religions. There are many different types of religions to accommodate the many “needs” of people whose level of C’etc draws them toward the Spirituality within themselves …which is not quite “ready” to awaken within themselves. And, an intellectual “faith” can be altered, or even dropped in favor of a new idea, or desire.
The is the reason so many “christians” can vote for an evil person. The level of C’etc within these Christians is not sufficient to enable them to “see” the evil in others, or to override the natural Greed, Envy and Avarice of their MINDs.
My point being…, not all Christians have been awakened to the Spirituality within themselves, simply because their Souls have not as yet acquired the level of C’etc [Spiritual Consciousness] required to operate as an Enlightened Soul. So, being religious is a wonderful thing, but one ought not to confuse ones religious attachment with an awareness of God, or the Spirituality within oneself.