TRADITION. TRADITION. AMORC Validates its “First Birth” Doctrine
AMORC Validates its “First Birth” Doctrine
In our last blog, we found that the writings of AMORC clearly state that “the Rosicrucian Tradition has taught that the soul does not enter the body until the moment of birth or, more precisely, at the moment when the infant, having issued from the womb.” The implication here is that when you abort a fetus, you are not killing anything human. Obviously, knowledge of this type would certain be precious- because our nation, in fact, much of the civilized world is an uproar because of claims made about when life begins and when it is needed to be preserved.
I have tried to deal with this problem in my book, AMORC Unmasked, where I definitively take on many of the ideas expressed in the monographs and practices of AMORC.
There I make clear what I think of this and contrast it to other other controversial doctrines of the Order-
AMORC’s attitude towards suicide and anesthesia is similar to its attitude towards abortion. Although it does not frame a policy, it holds out for an essentially liberal position…I am not casting aspersions on the term, “liberal,” here- but simply using it as a way to define a position that might be sympathetic towards someone who has an abortion- because whatever the reason for the abortion, according to these exponents, the aborted embryo is just a bit of human physiology without a soul
I conclude my statement by saying-
However, as someone who does not look at a human fetus in the way that AMORC does, I am persuaded that if you are going to have an opinion about whether or not the fetus has a soul, you should really absolutely know it- especially if you are going to promulgate this view towards others.
Sometimes I imagine someone writing this material in the monographs, wondering what their motive is. Whatever it is, I believe they are either rewriting some kind of doctrine expressed elsewhere in the literature or partaking themselves of the opportunity to write some kind of occult fiction. In either way, since I don’t believe they have any evidence to back up their theory personally, I think they are either acting as novelists or rewriters of fictional written under the auspices of a former Imperator.
But this is a novel that has consequences for the existence or destiny or real human beings and I believe that AMORC has no real knowledge to draw from- and, if they do, stating their doctrine in a way intended to make their members believe it, contradicts their presentation of themselves as an enlightened organization where reason and experience, no matter how cosmic, provides the foundations for doctrines. So I particularly incensed by this fictional episode, especially since it reaches the eyes of believers who, like myself, have been subjected to the kind of mind control that validates any unusual or strange claim of the Order.