Please note that the text below was written by the feeling-being ‘Peter’ while ‘he’ lived in a pragmatic
(methodological), still-in-control/same-way-of-being Virtual Freedom before becoming actually free.
Romanticism, Anthropomorphism, Animal Theosis
Animal – A living
organism having sensation and voluntary motion, without rigid cell walls, and dependent on organic substances for food; an animal other than a
Romanticism – A tendency towards romance or romantic
Anthropomorphism – Ascription of human form, attributes,
or personality to God, a god, an animal, or something impersonal.
Animal Theosis – Deification of animals. Oxford Dictionary
Peter: The term ‘blind nature’ is a well-known
term which refers to the natural process of species propagation being survival of the species most fitted to the environment. The instincts of
the more primitive animals can be described as ‘What can eat me? – what can I eat?’, and added to this is the instinctual program for
reproduction. Hence the animal instincts are fear, aggression, nurture and desire. In the human animal, this instinctual program is translated
into instinctual passions, emotions and feelings.
The current fashionation is to study, glamourize and glorify the
instinctual passion of nurture in operation in other mammals and one can see this in operation in much of society. Even tigers, wolves and
poisonous snakes are seen as warm-hearted beings who are misunderstood. I guess if they make animals out to be as ‘good’ as humans, then we
can all ‘accept’ that the Human Condition is ‘as good as it gets’. The fervently good even grant ‘rights’ to animals and then
proceed to fight for these rights, but the good always love fighting for causes.
The other advantage of granting ‘rights’ to animals is that
one can then get angry, sad and depressed when these ‘rights’ are abused, like when some bad people hunt and kill animals for food or
If this isn’t enough of an emotive outlet, one can then become worried about ‘endangered
species’ which offers endless opportunities to indulge in fear and despair, malice and anger, sorrow and sadness. I do mean endless, given
that scientists estimate that there are between 2 and 4.5 million animal and plant species on the planet, all of which are seemingly endangered
or whose ‘rights’ could be abused by ‘evil’ humans.