I am confused by the tendencies of religious anarchism(s). Christian Anarchism, Islamic Anarchism, Catholic Anarchism (is there such a thing as Protestant Anarchists ?), Buddhist Anarchism, Taoist Anarchism, Pagan Anarchism, New Age Anarchism, on and on...what other religious anarchist tendencies or ideologies have you heard of that I'm not mentioning ?
Do these anarchists want to keep organized religion (but just without governments and capitalism) ? Are these ideas similar to a theocracy with a universal religion guiding the lives of a people within a specific region ?
What do these religious anarchists think of clergy ? Clergies have a huge influence over the lives of many religious people (priests, monks, imams, rabbis, ministers, cult leaders, and other clergy.)
When I think of being anti-state, I think of not just governments or any type of mediated political bodies, but I think of all hierarchical bodies/organizations which direct our lives. Of course, I include organized religion in this overarching idea.
Overall, I'm not thinking that all anarchists have to be atheists or be anti-spirituality. It is mainly the "organized" in "organized religion" that I'm confused about...
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