Sunday, April 10, 2016
How do we recover beauty, nature and the reverence for religion?
It was a shock to the Rousseauian primatologists and anthropologists to discover that Chimpanzees hunted live monkey meat, it greatly disturbed their fond idea that the primitive world was nonviolent and harmonious until modern human cultural came on the scene. Even today sociobiologist's have not made much of a dent in the cultural Marxism which controls the academic world.
The art world too has held back the movement toward realism, being infected by the same cultural Marxism. Art went insane over the last hundred years of modernism and postmodernism and became full of triviality, ugliness and ironic political propaganda, since they were allowed nothing to believe in.
The religious world lost its connection with nature long ago with the non-materialism of the religious founders, who pursued the experience of the God Within by first blocking or overcoming all the natural material drives of life. Plato and many philosophers did the same thing pursuing abstract pure reason.
How do we recover beauty, nature and the reverence for religion? By seeing and understanding that nature evolves toward the beauty and reverence of Godhood, aided by religion, art, science, and culture. This means the ascetic Inward Path to the God Within is adjusted or transformed (not rejected) in the Outward Path of material evolution to supermaterial Godhood.
In theological materialism, religion pursues beauty and nature in evolution. Nature moves toward Godhood by way of evolution. And religion, art, science, and culture can be an aid in this great mission bringing the unification and harmony that many of us now lack, but want.