Saturday, February 11, 2017
Theological materialism is the attempt to affirm the sacred material call to religion
It is a kind of delusion to think that survival and reproduction, which lead to culture, are each working on their own with single purposes. Certainly non-human lower forms of life are not aware of much more than the immediate motives and drives of their individual lives.
These things, beginning with survival and reproduction, and moving on to culture in general, are not the "dupes" of the instincts, as Schopenhauer thought in his negative way---not unlike the traditional religious gurus, and Darwin too in a less negative way---but theses instincts are the glories of the deepest activation of life to evolve toward Godhood in the material and supermaterial world.
We need to survive on earth and out into the cosmos if we are to continue to fulfill this sacred purpose of life. Can we? Knowing our purpose would help...Theological materialism is the attempt to affirm this sacred material call to religion.