Swedenborg’s religious doctrine is surprisingly easy to analyze, because he claims that heaven is an expression of the mind. Therefore, if one knows how the mind functions, then one can evaluate both Swedenborg’s doctrine and his description of heaven from a cognitive perspective. And, when one uses mental symmetry to analyze Swedenborg, one concludes that he is accurately describing the functioning of a partially programmed mind. There is structure, but this structure is flawed; however it is flawed in a consistent manner which can be explained from a cognitive perspective.
On the positive side, Swedenborg’s idea of ‘ruling love’ is remarkably similar to the concept of mental networks, and he accurately describes what it would be like to exist as a disembodied mind without a physical body in a society of disembodied minds.
On the negative side, because Swedenborg did not understand how the mind functions, I suggest that his theory suffers from three basic flaws: First, he did not realize that Teacher thought and Teacher emotions are different than Mercy thought and Mercy emotions. Thus, he tries to explain everything in terms of one fundamental substance, an approach known as monism.
Second, Swedenborg says that heaven reflects the internal structure of the mind, but he did not know the structure of the mind, and so he describes a heaven which reflects the external physical structure of the human body.
Finally, even though Swedenborg talks about going beyond blind faith to rational thought, if one analyzes his vision of heaven from a cognitive perspective, one concludes that it is a portrayal of blind faith and not rational thought.
Thus, Swedenborg’s concepts are profound, but his theology is deeply flawed and his description of heaven is juvenile.
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