Thursday, October 15, 2015
In the early Greek wars between the old poet/shamans and the new Socratic/Platonic philosophers, the philosophers mainly won, setting the western agenda for both religion and philosophy. Jesus Christ revived a more eastern Buddhistic view of the world, and material desires, but this too was eventually channeled through the Greek philosophers by brilliant men such as St. Thomas Aquinas.
Theological materialism sees no duality between the zenith of reality and the material world. The Father Within of Christ, and Plato's Ideas, can only be fully seen, or experienced, by blocking all material desires. Seeing the Forms and the Inward God as more than a first glimpse of Godhood can in fact become a Great Spiritual Blockade toward evolving to real Godhood in the material world, if they are not understood in terms of the Twofold Path.
Friedrich Nietzsche attempted to kill the traditional God when he should have retained but transformed the Inward God to the Outward Path of material and supermaterial evolution to real Godhood. Nietzsche's will-to-power is not goalless or random or relative, as he suggested, it is really the inward material Spirit-Will-To-Godhood activating life to evolve to Godhood in the material and supermaterial world, along with evolution and natural selection. There is no duality here.
God is not dead, but we stand in need of a transformation from the Inward Path to the Outward Path, we require a working, evolutionary, material/supermaterial definition of Godhood, which life is always evolving toward.