“The spiritually blind individual who logically follows scientific dictation, social usage, and religious dogma stands in grave danger of sacrificing his moral freedom and losing his spiritual liberty. Such a soul is destined to become an intellectual parrot, a social automaton, and a slave to religious authority.” [LU, 132:2.4]
Thought Adjuster: “Jesus made this statement during his private ministry while discoursing about good and evil. It caused you to pause, as it provides an innovative perspective on the ins and outs of spiritual blindness.
Put in other words, a spiritually blind individual is someone who refuses to see because he wears metaphoric blinders that greatly impair his God-given ability to think independently and arrive at his own logical conclusion.
Scientists are not all-knowing. They ask questions, conduct experiments, and arrive at conclusions—not necessarily foolproof. Many of their theories are subject to revisions as new clues come to the fore.
Social usage is another great impediment, as traditions originate in the obsolete past—a time when fear and superstitions were frequently their natal environment. Even Christianity was paganized when its leaders compromised with its message in order to render it more palatable to tradition-bound souls.
“But paganized and socialized Christianity stands in need of new contact with the uncompromised teachings of Jesus; it languishes for lack of a new vision of the Master’s life on earth. A new and fuller revelation of the religion of Jesus is destined to conquer an empire of materialistic secularism and to overthrow a world sway of mechanistic naturalism.” [UB, 195:9.2]
Jesus came to liberate YOU from such cultural bondages, as a culture should be progressive, always uncovering new and more relevant truths. Because you live in an evolutionary world, truth is quite relative, as it stands on the foundation of generational interpretations. Yet, absolute truth resides within you in the presence of your divine Indweller. He volunteered to guide you from within. Be neither spiritually blind nor spiritually deaf, as you were conceived to be a co-creator as well as a joyful free spirit.”