The problem with ideologies is that they become dated. With time, paradigms shift,Â ideologies shift with them, and both lose relevance to the urgencies of the times.
Staticism is a destructive state of being locked in to ideologies and paradigms that no longer fit the time and/or the advance of human consciousness. Shifting ideologies and paradigms are not stable ground on which to premise religion, relationships and truth. Life is a quest for self-understanding, for truth that accommodates the wellbeing of nature and people. Except religions are open to and pursue understanding and fidelity to universal truths that apply equally to all, they will have the "reverse effect" of trashing relationships, nature and people.
Fixations are easily imprinted in the open minds of children, as church institutions know so well â€”Â the point of early institutional indoctrination of faith and continued focus on repetitive indoctrination the keeps adult faith locked for life in infantilism. Adults do their children no favor in the mindless perpetuation of rote beliefs that are now exposed for their deficiencies.
As â€œtheâ€ faith is passed on to children today, it is crass indoctrination, and â€œbadâ€ faith, for it reroots dead ideologies in the modern context. Animus amongst and within religions is perpetuated by blind allegiance to outdated faith ideologies that have no credibility in modern consciousness. The mean culture of animus is contrary to good sense, to authentic faith and to true religion.
There is no greater sin than that by adults who burden children from earliest childhood with millstone paradigms/ ideologies. Itâ€™s time for parents and all adults, especially those committed to the work of religion (evangelization!) to trust and safeguard the transparency of innocence and to search for truth in the minds of innocence, not load them with prejudice. http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/AdvancedSearch/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=The%20Possible%20JourneyÂ http://www.ncronline.org/news/faith-parish/seismic-shifts-reshape-us-catholicism