Friday, September 23, 2016
Universal oneness and ethnopluralism
Regarding the ethnic differences which continue today to tear us apart, Christianity encourages the spirit of oneness and universalism with the teachings of Christ. This at first seems to conflict with the spirit of ethnopluralism, which encourages the natural separation of distinctive ethnic groups based mainly on the strong biological or genetic elements of group-selection in real human nature. Marxism promotes another version of oneness and universalism believing that cultural nurturing (on not nurturing) makes men different and unequal, and biology and genes have little or nothing to do with it.
Nietzsche rejected Christianity largely for this reason, he found “universalism” and “oneness” an absurd fiction. I think Nietzsche could have been more like Aquinas in transforming Christianity rather than rejecting it, but perhaps without the hyperintellectualism of Aquinas. I think Nietzsche should have been more conservative and less radical in transforming and not rejecting religion.
Real universal oneness is seen in the universal drive to survival and reproductive success along with the preference for group-selection which all people, all ethnic groups, possess. This is what creates many of the conflicts and competitions, which ethnopluralism can help to harmonize, by separating the fighters, as in a schoolyard altercation. Ethnopluralism becomes the real and practical solution to us all getting along better, more than preaching univeralism, oneness, and equality, which does not reflect real human nature.
As to retaining or transforming Godhood, theological materialism affirms the material evolution to real Godhood, which reflects the sacred inward drive of life “universally” within all people. This sacred goal is better realized and evolved toward, with fewer conflicts, in the conditions of variety and separations of ethnopluralism.