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Religion and the Rebel, Part 8

Religion and the Rebel, Part 8

Colin Wilson believes we need a religion that will provide what the Outsider needs for a life filled with purpose and meaning. In this way, society can benefit from their genius. If “society dies from the head downward,” 1 the head being the creative minority of Outsiders, men and women of genius who formulate the path ahead for the culture, then it follows that the societal body flourishes via the living ideas and leadership of the head. By “solving the…

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Religion and the Rebel, Part 7

Religion and the Rebel, Part 7

Part Two of Religion and the Rebel begins with a crucial lesson we have learned concerning history: “Society must be held together by a discipline…” but “What discipline?” 1 Wilson believes that society should have a strong foundation of discipline that keeps things functioning smoothly, but yet allows room for the views of the Outsider. In fact, in such a society, there are no Outsiders, since the society is open enough to allow the views of all. The ones who…

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