Tuesday, January 05, 2016
The missing link in uniting religion and science
“Selection pressures” do not alone explain our striving for moral and aesthetic goals, although this does have much to do with scientifically explaining much of human behavior. What is missing is the Will-Spirit-To-Godhood which, materially, activates within life, even deeper than selection pressures. This better explains the sacred dimension of our moral and aesthetics strikings.
Life is evolving in the material world toward supermaterial Godhood, which is the zenith of success in survival, but also the zenith of moral and aesthetic success. This is the missing link in uniting religion and science.
The Twofold Path retains but transforms the inward view or experience of heaven, or the God Within---which both Christ and Buddha were mainly concerned with---to the real Godhood which can be reached, realistically, by material and supermaterial evolution.
I think religion will one day fully acknowledge selection pressures involved in moral and aesthetic goals, and science will acknowledge the activating Will-Spirit-To-Godhood within life. This has been done in theological materialism.