There is an analog of "political correctness" that we might call "spiritual correctness". It goes something like: "all paths to the Divine or ultimate liberation are equal"; and anyone who suggests otherwise risks seriously offending or insulting whomever they are speaking with. But just as with "political correctness", "spiritual correctness" can be carried too far. We begin to presume that, in order not be discriminatory, we must cease to be discriminating. Everybody knows that all telescopes are not created equal! Not all telescopes are equally effective for determining the nature of stars and other distant phenomena. Just so, not all Spiritual means for actually, tangibly linking up with the Divine that accompany a given path, way, group, or sect are equally powerful, reliable, or revelatory. To find the Spiritual means that will actually most benefit us, amidst the myriad of possibilities available requires great discrimination.
The tendency of spiritual anti-authoritarianism began with the Protestant Reformation, in righteous reaction to the corruption of the Church theocracy, eliminating potentially corrupt priests as necessary mediators between man and God. But this reaction too can be carried too far. We are all indeed equal in Spiritual rights, that is, in our Spiritual potential. But that is not the same as saying we are all equal in our Spiritual Realization. Vive la difference! Thank God that not everyone is equally Spiritually blind. Because the Spiritually Sighted are in a position to help the rest of us, and we should not be too proud to look for and accept that help since what is at stake is our own happiness.
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