The proposition of this document is we all share a consciousness with each other at the present moment, limited by our ability to attend to it and not by the constraints described by the physical sciences. We have our will and it is perceptible to others through what may be called the subconscious medium and if we are good our will expresses healing or language rather than illness towards each other. To limit our wills we debate each other using two parameters: reason and conscience. The voice that is often referred to as our conscience is actually the communication from others who are aware of us and are rejecting our will.
Although there are millions of cases of psychologically documented hearing of voices that are not those of persons physically present (audible hallucinations of schizophrenia) our society has rejected their presence, however, they are present and it is not a mental illness to perceive them unless those voices are of an ill will. This denial of the shared consciousness of human beings is characteristic of the secular mode and its legal system within which nothing without physical evidence can be acted upon. It is wrong to deny our perception of those not present in our consciousness and to attempt to claim negation of their influence so that we can do what is not justified, and that which our reason and conscience protest. Our reason and conscience fed by our fellow human beings through this subconscious mode of communication cannot be cursed at or sworn away without the repercussion of the reactions of those who are aware of the unreasonableness or violation of conscience that our wills present.
Our reason is our cause and our conscience represents others opposing our cause when our conscience opposes our will. Others have causes of their own and we oppose them as their conscience when their causes oppose us. I believe it is against our social rights to behave towards each other in a non-friendly manner. Within our cause must be the polite and mannerly behavior of a refined person for our human rights to be realized. It is when our conscience opposes us impolitely that mental illness (men telling illness) is present. One of the most pressing problems of mental illness is repetition of insults based on the principle of discrimination in the implementation of human rights.
THE MERITS OF RELIGION WITH REGARD TO THE CONSCIENCE
As a Catholic my religion begins with God. The Christian God does not claim to be the God of an exclusive people or nationality or ethnicity. By being the God of all creation our God brings all of humanity into one species, one family, which is contrary to the doctrines of discrimination of various kinds which seek to bestow more rights on one person or group than another.
The Christian belief in never ending life prevents us from imparting death and illness towards the consciousness of others. The Catholic religion and the Christian religions realize that men are telling each other health or illness and the belief in eternal life prevents us from telling illness. The belief in miracles also fosters an extreme optimism in everything we think. Thus the Christian is at all times delivering good news rather than ill will. The trace of telling illness is present in the concept of Hell, but in Catholicism Hell is to be feared and not given until the last judgement, which is always far in the future.
Other religions lack the individualistic aspect of Christianity, they become more secular in establishing the family as the just order of society. In the non-messianic religions a hierarchy is established with the father over the son, the man over the woman, and the employer over the employee rather than a democratic structure in which the many as individuals have more power than the few. In our Catholic religion we have God, the creator, we have Jesus, the humanity of divinity, and we have the Holy Spirit, the living force through which we communicate outside of physical means that is present throughout the universe. With all these aspects we recognize not only God the creator but human beings and their suffering and we can sympathize with them rather than viewing them as insignificant, unimportant, and unworthy of respect compared to God. And with the Holy Spirit we have the medium of divine communication and it is within this medium or mode that we are either virtuous or sinful.
Judaism is also good and do not make the mistake of believing that the Jews invented the law and that all they do is practice not being convicted of breaking it. The ten commandments are commandments, not law! The commandments tells us not to do something, they do not tell us that we will be punished if we get caught doing those things, they say do not do it and give no system of justice and punishment for breaking them.
In the secular I find instead of the Holy Spirit, through which we communicate, the “virtual mode.” The virtual mode is supposed to describe a medium of communication and at the same time emphasize virtue, but without announcing any association with God. Although virtue is often associated with religion it was Aristotle’s philosophy that began the dependence on virtue to find happiness.