Thursday, August 18, 2016

Making religion and science more complete

The transformation

Magic and religion say the same thing: “the visible is the manifestation of the invisible.” But reality is exactly the opposite. The word “manifestation” is too big a word for what is really an idea or imagination in the mind only.

Regarding most religious symbols and many philosophical and mathematical symbols: “the map is not the territory.”

Godhood can be retained but needs to be transformed from the magic, symbols and maps, for example, of the Inward Hindu Chakra Correspondence Chart or the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, into the real Godhood which can be evolved to in the Outward Path of this material and supermaterial world.
In this sense God is a servant of material evolution, not the other way around. The incomplete view of God was developed by man to enhance religious group-bonding for successful human survival.

This does not mean the death of God or the death of the symbols of the Inward Path, it defines the reality of real material/supermaterial Godhood in the Twofold Path and how this goal can help us now, and how we can help the goal of evolution on the path toward Godhood.

It is the old view of God that could lead to the death of God. Just like conservative politics, religion needs to know how to reform and change---or transform---or it will stagnate and die. We can retain the Inward Path as the first glimpse of Godhood but it needs to be transformed in the Outward Path of material/supermaterial evolution to real Godhood.

Both religion and science can be saved this way from incompleteness---and can be synthesized.

Theological materialism is concerned with this conservative yet evolutionary understanding.

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