Friday, February 03, 2017
The river of time and evolution in religion and politics
If we use the image of the "river of time" as the flow of material and supermaterial evolution, we see that religion and politics follow evolution, evolution doesn't follow religion and politics.
The river of time and evolution is not reactionary or revolutionary but tends to retain the past while transforming it for the future, which is what traditional or paleo-conservatism seems to aim at.
Such political/religious movements as Islamic jihadism, or communism, or fascism, usually seek to radically change the flow of the river of time and evolution, whereas reactionary movements of tradition seek to stop the river from flowing, or turn the flow backward.
The river of time as the flow of material and supermaterial evolution suggests that we need a religion and politics in harmony with material evolution and real human nature.
Human nature remains ethnocentric, even xenophobic, and religious-making, with group-selection as the primary unit of successful selection, followed by individual selection.
This suggests promoting a natural ethnopluralism of ethnostates, well protected in distinctive regions, as we all evolve toward Godhood.
Theological materialism affirms being in harmony with the river of time and evolution in religion and in politics, as life evolves in the material world toward supermaterial Godhood, with no beginning and no ending.