Religion 2.0 and Evolution Spirituality are an Open Source Spirituality where individuals and organizations can share and collaborate upon collective spiritual, scientific and philosophical wisdom. By merging, meshing and mashing those different wisdoms, a higher, and broader spiritualized vision of ourselves and the world will emerge. We trust that these new inner and outer world visions will also help enhance the development of effective solutions to individual, social and planetary challenges. We trust it will create a just and sustainable world that works and even thrives for every one now as well as for future generations.
It is not the intent of religion 2.0 to create or support the idea that there should be only one world religion nor do we believe that such a thing is advisable. We believe that the Ultimate Reality values and delights in the variety of spiritual/religious and personal diversity. Spiritual and personal diversity serves as a vital communication and teaching tool for the many different personality types, individual psycho-social developmental levels and multitude of cultures. We believe in the critical necessity for many unique approaches and without this essential diversity, life and spirituality would be like the sound of an orchestra playing a symphony with only one instrument. It would lack depth, harmony and balance.
We honor the many spiritualities and religions of the world like individual stories and chapters in a book by one great author/source. To the reader each separate story in the book still retains its own indispensable value and uniqueness and can be appreciated individually, or as a valued component of a compilation of stories that reflect an author's history and their ongoing relationship to their body of work.
We believe it is vital that our evolutionary, integral and open Religion 2.0 meta-spirituality to continue to evolve from and with the ongoing evolution of humankind's collective spiritual and scientific wisdom and the transformative and evolutionary experiences of our members. We hope that when appropriate, other spiritual organizations and individuals will do the same. After all, evolution loves diversity and diversity is essential to sustainability.
Religion 2.0 and its Appreciation of Other Spiritual and Religious Traditions
Religion 2.0 recognizes there is a subjective universal and transcendent core found within all of the world's authentic spiritual traditions. It is the Ultimate Reality and source of all reality and its universal qualities.
it recognizes all of the world's spiritual traditions contain within them diverse, effective and often complementary processes for achieving spiritual growth through the direct spiritual experience of Ultimate Reality.
The differences in the plurality of processes is an essential and necessary result of our cultural, developmental, learning style and individual personality differences. Ultimate Reality can be encountered, conceptualized, and responded to in numerous and diverse ways. These different perceptions of Ultimate Reality represent both different aspects of Ultimate Reality itself and/or perceptions conditioned by cultural, learning style and individual personality differences.
The most common forms of direct spiritual experience have been described as a numinous experience of the holy or a mystical experience of unity. These forms of core direct spiritual experience have been found to be substantially similar in different cultures and religions. This lends credence to the perspective that universal direct spiritual experiences underlie and interconnect all the major world religions.
Religion 2.0 holds that by assembling and sharing both the universal and diverse aspects of the processes of direct spiritual experience from both individual experience and the world's spiritual traditions, the tools for supporting these transformational experiences can be made more easily available and understood. Therefore, the process of an individual's own direct spiritual experience can be significantly enhanced.
Religion 2.0 and Evolution Spirituality promote direct subjective spiritual experience of Ultimate Reality to develop the spiritual awareness that creates the realization of the immanence of the Ultimate Reality in all beings and things of the universe. From this awareness and realization all beings, life and nature becomes a sacred reflection and expression of Ultimate Reality. From this awareness and realization, one's relation to everything in the universe is transformed.
We believe that because of the Infinite nature of Ultimate Reality, the theological systems of the world's spiritual traditions will always provide a unique, but partial view of this infinite reality. Therefore it is important to experience as many of these unique, but partial views of Ultimate Reality to obtain the most complete, universal and complimentary experiences of Ultimate Reality from the world's great spiritualities. - Back to Top -
A Key Reason Why the Religion 2.0 Meta-Spirituality has Emerged
Religion 2.0 and Evolution Spirituality was evolved into being because it was believed that a new type of Open Source, evolutionary meta-spirituality created in the post-postmodern age with post-postmodern technologies, science, philosophy and information could do most of the above spiritual activities in new and better ways. This would then result in more spiritual and social benefit for both the individual and the world. It was also believed that the older forms of pre-global tribal, ethnic, or nationalistic religions created with pre-modern, traditional and even modern thinking and technologies were inherently either too incomplete or incompatible for effective and efficient problem solving use in these global, post-postmodern times.
The pre-global, pre modern religions also inadvertently and unintentionally help to cause many of our global religious or social problems (such as religious intolerance.) We believe that if a whole new type of post-postmodern, open source spirituality honoring both the highest Essence of all religions and the rationality of our current post-postmodern science would come into being, many of the current religious and social problems would increasingly grow to be less of a problem or cease to exists.