A summary of my key beliefs

  • A belief that unjustifiable lying in society must be relentlessly opposed and justifiable lying must be carefully contained.
  • A belief that esotericism in authoritative religious writings constitutes unjustifiable lying.
  • A belief that all esotericism in authoritative religious writings must therefore be opposed without exception.
  • A belief that almost all, if not all, of the world’s traditional religions—including Christianity—are fundamentally esoteric in nature.
  • A belief that, through the creation of networks of “truth groups,” a broad “honesty culture” should be created that would be open to everyone who renounced unjustifiable lying and the toleration of unjustifiable lying.  Over time, efforts would be made to convince members of the “honesty culture” that religious esotericism constitutes one very important and harmful type of unjustifiable lying.
  • A belief that, within this broad “honesty culture,” a large variety of real-world “practical philosophical communities” (i.e., “non-esoteric religious communities,” or “moral communities,” or “belief communities”) should be built up in place of Christianity and other esoteric religions. Communities could be either “religious” or “non-religious” (in the more conventional sense of the word “religious”).
  • A belief that the Bible is an esoteric writing which contains an unconscious or subconscious anti-esotericist message.
  • A belief that the Bible can and should be interpreted in such a way that this anti-esotericist message be revealed to as many people as possible, especially Christians.
  • A belief that the thinking and communication patterns of many of the authors of the Bible, as well as many other religious esotericists, closely resemble the thinking and communication patterns of some schizophrenic persons.
  • A belief that this resemblance should be taken into account when interpreting the Bible in an anti-esotericist manner, so that anti-esotericist interpreters would be approaching the Bible as a kind of schizophrenic communication in need of deciphering.
  • A belief that religious esotericism ought to be viewed as promoting schizophrenic or psychotic ways of thinking in individuals and societies, and ought to be opposed for that reason in addition to the reason that it involves dishonesty.