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On Wisdom: Attributes: rationality

1. Religions are the raiments of wisdom.

2. God is a metaphor for being.

3. All wisdom can be comprehended with reference to the material world.

4. This is not to deny the spirituality of wisdom, but rather the separation of the spiritual from the material.

5. The limitations of reason are the limitations of wisdom; the scope of reason is the scope of wisdom.

6. Experience is the landscape through which reason travels, determining what reason sees.

7. Belief in divine intervention in human affairs, or in life after death, or in reincarnation, is belief, not wisdom.

8. Mystical experience is experience, not wisdom.

9. Esoteric knowledge is knowledge, not wisdom. Esoteric practice is practice, not wisdom.

10. Wisdom must be owned, which is to say that it cannot be borrowed from scripture, faith, or tradition, but must come from one's own reason working within the sphere of one's own experience.

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1. The principles of wisdom are not only discernible by reason but engraved upon the heart. This is because wisdom is part of human nature, which has evolved over millennia and is in all people the same. 2. One may ask, then, why all are not wise. The answer is that all are wise to varying degrees, just as all are to varying degrees intelligent,

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1. Wisdom is everywhere the same. 2. It has, however, a large and varied wardrobe. 3. Thus while wisdom may appear to be different at different times and in different places, stripped naked it is familiar to all. 4. Why, then, have various generations and cultures practiced such evils as human sacrifice, genocide,