The very core of the monotheistic religions share one central outset; the bright yet, at that time, immature ideas of the Egyptian pharaoh Akhentaten. He was an introvert and yet amazing luminary of his time, he actually invented the monotheistic religions.
Many people of Islam does not know this today, and many jews neither, because it was dug up by christians but yet unfurled into society through one jew; Freud.
Anyway it is complicated, but let me explain.
When Akhentaten lived, Egypt was at its height. It was uncontested among nations of its time, yes there were the cities of the Euphrates, but still, only in Egypt did they, in Akhentatens time, seek to build vast complexes as the labyrinths and the pyramids. It was a time where we, as mankind took amazing steps forward into the known and unknown world.
To really understand Akhentaten, we therefore have to understand both the written sources as well as the archeological sources. The written sources, that is mainly hermeticism, is the most rich in terms of understanding what it was the Egyptians wanted, but the archeological sources are the most precise.
Akhentaten was more of a philosopher than a pharaoh. He built his own city in the vicinity of what we today call Armana. He more or less built walls around himself. Making a little replica of what he understood as the spiritual world in total harmony on earth. He tried to build a kind of paradise.
This paradise was really a reflection of the sun. He saw the sun as the only G-d. There was nothing besides the sun, nothing above, and nothing below. There was only the sun. This idea is what created monotheism. Really there is only one god, and that is the sun.
On top of this, he saw a connection between the sun and man. Especially off cause between the pharaoh, who was a representative of G-d on earth and the sun.
Now, this gave mankind both in a way a blessing and a curse. It gave the monotheistic religions a great boon and a great problem. Because according to Akhentaten the sun blesses the earth through its rays, but it takes something back again. It gives us light, but takes our insolence and prejudice away. This we do not like as mankind. We do not like to be poked at when it comes to fallacies.
The greatest hero of the classic greek time, saw himself as the enigma of this idea, because he knew, as Plato, that he was entitled to bring light, but punished with hatred and prejudice.
So, if the religions really should want to take themselves serious. And actually do as it was meant to do at the outset, it should be a guardian of the light, or rather a bringer of light, a bringer of truth.
But most often it is the other way around. We try, as religious and conservatives, to bring justice and ethics into society. We are the ones that carry the flame of Isis to bring virginity to man. But we tend, in this process, to forget what we are really supposed to do; bring light. Carry the torch of truth, make room for the light carriers, the sons of light.
This is a huge problem if we really wish to serve spirit. Because only through the bright light of the sun will mankind be able to struggle through the haze and the dimness of earth and matter.
I have tried it so many times before; in the discussion of Hedegaard, in the critical stance against the local Stasi, in the critical stance against multiculturalism and socialism and liberalism. The aim has been to shed light on the negative elements of all these ideologies, and the effect has been progress and hatred. People hate me, and love me, and despise me. But that is the way it is with light. You can only create a better world, if you are able to accept, that you are only a small servant of spirit, and only through an insistence on your right to see clear, and the right of other people to see clear, may we actually create a better world. This is the wisdom of Akhentaten.
G-d bless the light.