Monday, July 03, 2017
What new religion conservatively retains and removes of old religion
Contrary to idealists from Plato to Schopenhauer, it is not mainly a non-material Idea which does not change that best defines the "universal," and it was disingenuous of Schopenhauer to try to contrast concepts with Ideas, claiming that concepts are abstract but Ideas are part of the fabric of nature.
Religion needs to return to real life and the essential elements of life. It is the very much material Will-to-Godhood, perhaps within every cell of the body, that best defines the universal, which has been with the world from the beginning of every cosmos.
We can retain Godhood and religion but not the God which is in reality the nothingness of an Idea. This perspective of Schopenhauer and the religious gurus leads to the renunciation of the will-to-life, as Schopenhauer advocated, so as to experience the non-material Idea as God.
Contrary to idealists from Plato to Schopenhauer, there is a Godhood beyond the Idea of Godhood, which can be reached through material evolution to supermaterial Godhood. And this is not the mere experience of the Idea of godhood, which even humans can reach with ascetic discipline. It is the evolution of real life beyond the present species all the way to real Godhood. This is what new religion conservatively retains and removes of old religion.