Listen very carefully to this.
Listening to you, I get the music
Gazing at you, I get the heat
Following you, I climb the mountain
I get excitement at your feet
Right behind you, I see the millions
On you, I see the glory
From you, I get opinions
From you, I get the story
This song is all about hero worship. Hero as in:
Iesus Christ (i.c. - or - eye see) Do you see?
The Son (sun) of god.
Jesus is one of many mythical hero characters that personify the sun. In this way he could be called THE hero. All other myths are him, and he is them. What is more important than the specific names Jesus, Horus, Hercules, etc is the idea behind them all. The heroic god/man, the son of the Father himself. It is this divinity which real people in this world worship. The implications of this are staggering. What is the truth of this divinity?
The truth is that people follow real life heros. They admire them so intensely, that they literally worship them. This is one of the reasons that Jesus is a man, he is the physical embodiment of "light" within the material world. He is the idol that people need to fix their attention on. To the one who brings the masses LIGHT, they owe everything. They follow this character anywhere. They listen to him obediently.
Without getting into the far-reaching psychological reasons that people latch onto the Hero, let's just say that this is a time-tested formula for instilling faith.
Now, let's address the lesser known aspect of the great hero myth. The perceived "need" for a hero/ leader is what brings us to our worldly leaders. Yes, we worship our fellow men, and the Hero myth is actually the model that these people use to fashion their own cult of personality. When one understands that all "holy" books are simply the PRODUCT OF MEN, they realize that all objects of "divinity" that have existed throughout the ages are imposters. We have forever been worshiping ourselves!!!
Ponder that for a while...
The "light" of our heroes gives us our opinions. We feel religious bliss when their words touch us. We get excitement at their feet (grovelling, or simply gazing up at them in awe). The best heroes all have a plan for redemption. They are the ones who will lead us to Second Life. They offer us eternal life, in one form or another. Mankind has forever sought this high ideal, and the heroes have always exploited this. The fear of the ultimate unknown - death - is what drives us to the hero. We simply cannot face the fact that WE KNOW NOTHING!!! We desperately "need" answers, and choose faith over humility.
...and so the hero has stolen our mind from us time and again. He has offered great promises. What has ever become of this? The same thing over and over and over and over again.
And so we can see that the Who were singing about the "enlightened" system of mind control that has existed in this world for as long as we can remember. Sun worship begins in the "heavens" and is brought down to earth. This is where the Dionysian god/men take over, and lead us to the ladder where we can climb back up to the sky. This is the source of all their promises. Ultimate redemption is to be scientifically designed by men, NOT GOD. What is this light that has led us? Where are we going? Please go back to the top of this post, and read through it again. Complete this cycle until such time that you are completely aware of THE cycle.
(Sun) Ray Kurzweil fits the hero model. His Rays shine bright. He is the leader that all the ready and willing followers need, but he isn't the only one. There are plenty of heroes out there to choose from. All of them will tell you what you want to hear. So go, enjoy the show! Please understand that you are going to end up in the same old place: the start.
As for eternal life, god, and transcendent experience, let's leave them where they belong: within the realm of the INFINITE UNKNOWN. Something that I have unspeakable respect for...