Friday, October 19, 2012
Defining God and Godhood from past religious and poetic definitions of God, and having this relate to our evolutionary goals, gives the Evolutionary Christian Church a better view of where we are going than the brilliant religion from science of Raymond Cattell, called Beyondism.
Beyondism does not know where it is going beforehand in its evolutionary adventure, which makes all kinds of genetic and cultural innovations possible, and this is desirable, but defining Godhood in general by featuring past traditional definitions of God provides a better idea of where we need to go genetically and culturally.
Affirming the different trajectories of the Twofold Path, the Inward Path to the God-Within, and the Outward Path of evolution to Godhood, allows the inclusion of ancient religious traditions, avoiding more radical and revolutionary change which is less likely to be accepted or sustained over the long term.
Also the religious affirmation of the Spirit-Will-To-Godhood activating material life to evolve to Godhood gives us more of why life developed from prebiological building blocks, rather than only the how of science, although I think science will discover and define the Spirit-Will activating life.
The highest truth, intelligence, beauty, virtue and merit have traditionally defined God---although this has referred mainly to the inward God or Father Within---and these traits and virtues define the general direction we are going sociobiologically in our outward evolution to Godhood, a direction that is available to all groups and all states, not just one group or one state, as we all evolve to Godhood, in our own environments of innovation and adventure.