Friday, December 20, 2019

Conservatively overcoming the Great Spiritual Blockade with the Twofold Path

St Thomas and other sages of the “revealed religions” said that evil springs from human nature, based on the idea that “being” or God is non-material and spiritual, and that is the root of the problem I have with their interpretation of human nature and God.

How many traits in the following sociobiological definition of real human nature and the biological origin of social behavior does religion find evil?: Human nature remains genetically and biologically kin-centered, gender defined, age-graded, heterosexual, marriage-making, hierarchical, ethnocentric, even xenophobic, and religious-making, among other things, with group-selection as the primary unit of successful selection. Political orientation, race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation tend to eventually conform to the human nature reflected in this genetic, biological, and sociobiological definition of real human nature.

If we check the first idea, that evil springs from human nature, with the sociobiological definition of real human nature, we see a similarity of conservative values, perhaps with the religious exception to human nature being ethnocentric and xenophobic. Then if we add the definition and interpretation of Godhood from theological materialism, that ascending levels of Godhood are evolved to in the material and supermaterial world, we can not only heal the rift between religion and science, we can stop the Great Spiritual Blockade that the revealed religions have put up against evolving to real Godhood.

The grip of the Great Spiritual Blockade remains, although the religions and philosophies of the great sages have been slowly fading in the West, replaced not with another religion or political philosophy but with the great license of libertarian individualism, or the nothingness of hedonistic nihilism, or in the middle-east with a fundamentalist Islam. Science has tried to remain materialistically neutral which has led to its general social impotence. Modern versions of evolutionary religion or spirituality are often updates of Buddhism dealing with or dismissing the material world using the old perspective of so-called non-material inward bliss and a non-material God, e.g. Ken Wilber.

Theological materialism and the projected Theoevolutionary Church
conservatively overcomes the Great Spiritual Blockade with the Twofold Path, by including the great sages of the Blockade in the Involutionary Inward Path to the symbolic-experience of the Father Within, even as it is transformed in the Evolutionary Outward Path of material and supermaterial evolution to ascending levels of real Godhood. The old God or Father Within experienced as ascetic bliss is included but Godhood is seen as attained in reality through the Outward Path of material and supermaterial evolution. Science and religion can live in harmony with identity politics and an ethnopluralism of ethnostates for all as we unblock the Great Spiritual Blockade so that we may get on with evolving toward unending levels of Godhood in the cosmos.

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