The Story of B - Section 11: The Great Forgetting Summary & Analysis

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Section 11: The Great Forgetting Summary

In Der Bau, Munich on May 16, B lectures on the Great Forgetting. It is strange that the educational and character-shaping structures of culture exposes people only once to the masters but continually to religion. It is necessary for B to repeat himself many times. Anywhere in the world, one can offer to show someone how to be saved and be understood because the ritual is delivered by divine means and transmittable by normal means. There is a complex and profound worldview implicit in this statement: that Man is born unsaved and without this ritual will lose the chance for eternal happiness with God. Man understands this because it is inherent in modern culture. The difficulty in explaining this to someone from a culture with no notion that Man is born in an unsaved state is the difficulty...

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