Wisdom to Joy - Domination God and Savior-hood
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Domination, "God," and Savior-hood

Domination, "God," and Savior-hood - Wisdom Leading to Joy, Inner-standing of Spirituality

Human beings have been under domination in countless ways for millennia. Depending on circumstances, domination can be necessary, beneficial, or cruel. Compassionate by nature and holding love as an ideal, some people nevertheless imagine that our Source simultaneously oppresses us and saves us from oppression. A loving Creator would offer many lifebuoys to save us and lift out of domination. In fact, many forms of savior-hood are available to us—and a perpetual one.
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Current revision: April 14th, 2022 (first version 2018 December). New versions clarify or expand points in the original thesis; the points are unchanged.

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Referenced works:
P. Spikins, How Compassion Made Us Human: The Evolutionary Origins of Tenderness, Trust and Morality (2015, Barnsley: Pen and Sword)
Penny Spikins, Holly Rutherford and Andy Needham, “The Prehistory of Compassion” (2010)
P.A. Spikins, Rutherford & Needham, “From Homininity to Humanity: Compassion from the Earliest Archaics to Modern Humans,” Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture (2010) 3(3):303–325
Compassion, Evolutionk, Neanderthals, Neuroscience News
Humans Prefer Cooperation, contains a partial transcript of a lecture by Stanford Biology Professor Robert Sopolsky
Genesis 1:26-8
Dharma Part 1 The Meaning of Dharma, and 2 Dharma Supports Us all
Valmiki, Ramayana, Manmatha Nath Dutt, tr., Kishkindhakanda, boons §66:27-29 p. 37
Ramayana Retold by Rajagopalachari §47 p. 130
John 14:12, Matthew 9:22, Mark 5:34, 10:52, Luke 8:48, 18:42
Genesis 1:26
Wisdom leading to joy, Cognitive perception of spirituality and the spiritual path, Principles for healthy human societies, Focusing on goodness
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Domination, "God," and Savior-hood, op. 4
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