Sunday, May 14, 2017
Restored religion can join with science in the inherent and great evolutionary mission of life
Schopenhauer, along with the religious founders, thought that all "willing" and all desires stem from lack, from deficiency, that is, from suffering, and so material life was degraded and made negative.
That was a mistaken and unfortunate philosophy of life and for humanity, because life evolves to real Godhood in the material world of desire and suffering.
The will (here called the Spirit-Will-to-Godhood although it is entirely material) is inherent and instinctive in every cell of the body, and it is the positive, not negative activation of material life to evolve toward supermaterial Godhood, which is the zenith of success in survival, as well as the success and reward of religion.
The negative view of life of Schopenhauer and the religious founders was designed mainly to experience the God or Father Within, which could be blissfully experienced (or real "objectivity" realized according to Schopenhauer) by blocking material desires which were thought to lead only to suffering.
Nietzsche almost recovered from that great spiritual blockade of Schopenhauer, but he saw no goal to the will other than a relativity of power, and no Godhood-end to his will-to-power. So Nietzsche tried to kill God and religion as being useless and harmful, or as being the will to power of weaklings.
That was not necessary. The will or spirit-will of material evolution activates life to evolve to Godhood in the material world. Suffering is overcome not by neutering desires but by fulling desires, that is, not fulfilling hedonistic desires but desires which enhance and affirm our upward material evolution toward Godhood.
Restored religion can join with science in this inherent and great evolutionary mission of life, and philosophy and culture can reflect this scared goal.