Saturday, April 08, 2017
The discovery of life as it is
Theological materialism means to correct an old metaphysical error by putting Vedic, Platonic and Christian metaphysics on their feet, after standing on their head for thousands of years.
Where traditional conservatism falls down is in its religious metaphysics of de-legitimizing material life in general and excluding the evolution of material life to supermaterial Godhood in particular.
What Herve Juvin called the "rediscovery of life as it is" requires a small yet big transformation. Religion and culture need to define human nature as sociobiology defines human nature, and then cultural life can follow human nature.
Traditional conservatism is in harmony, for the most part, with sociobiology in defining human nature as consisting of gender differences, marriage-making, hierarchy, religion-making, group altruism (that is ethnocentrism), and other traditional things.
We see that cultures can operate for a time with behavior that goes against real human nature, with such experiments as Marxism, but cultures are always eventually pulled back by the biological and genetic leash of real human nature to cultures that better reflect real human nature.
From these religio-philosophical errors arise the airy nothings of modern liberalism, the dream of equality, and the fantasies of a non-material spiritual life, which in the most serious religious natures bans material desires.
In this trans-valued metaphysics the very means to attain Godhood by way of material evolution is banned. Reproduction and successful survival are downplayed and only grudgingly included.
The good news is that conservatives can retain the old symbolic god or father as the first inward glimpse of the real Godhood reached in the Outward Path of material evolution to supermaterial Godhood.
This affirmation of life as it is, and human nature as it is, can then reveal such practical things as populist nationalism, and eventually an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, as the healthy way to find harmony with nature and, if we are civilized, continue the evolution toward Godhood of all groups, not just one group.