Friday, December 16, 2016
Theological materialism is a conservative philosophy and is not radical utopian ideology
For those conservatives who have called for more humility and less hubris among conservatives, here is a little arrogance and hubris, or even megalomania, which seems to be the unavoidable accusation in presenting an improved religious philosophy---at least if you don't mince words. Theological materialism is a conservative philosophy and is not radical utopian ideology.
There are two ecumenical things which all religions can celebrate if they affirm the philosophy of theological materialism: all religions share the same inward God, which in reality was/is a peak experience in the material mind, and all people, all groups, all biology, share the same inward material activation to evolve in the material world toward supermaterial Godhood working along with outside natural evolution, which seeks the zenith of success in survival and reproduction.
This philosophy can harmonize naturally competing human groups in the world but it can also synthesize religion and science, without trying to jam everyone together into the impossible ecumenical dream of one, equal, non-competing world. This is also the way to both conserve past religions which were mainly the symbolic experience of God in the Inward Path, while including the Outward Path of material evolution to real Godhood.
International research centers can be set up with both religion and science working together to aid in healthy evolution on earth, and to aid in the evolution toward Godhood of distinct groups living in their own regions and ethnostates in harmony with real human nature, which remains ethnocentric. This worldview gives life on earth and mankind a divine material goal which has been missing from religion, science and modern philosophy.