Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The trans-valuation of values needed in religion
If your God is defined as the highest reason, and if your God is also defined as non-material and spiritual, then both your God and your reason do not exist, because reason, ideas, and Godhood are material and supermaterial. But if your God and your reason are entirely material or supermaterial than they can both exist in the world.
When your God and your reason are defined as non-material and spiritual, then the material passions are blocked in seeking the highest reason and highest God, and that is in fact done by religious ascetics. Ascetics then define that passion-blocked state as a non-material spiritual state relating to their non-material spiritual God, but ridding their bodies of desires creates only a peak material experience of bliss.
The material will to Godhood, or Tirips, is a better guide to ordering the passions than reason since the will to Godhood, or Tirips helped evolve and activate reason to help guide material life to evolve toward real Godhood. The passions point toward Godhood in this way.
The trans-valuation of values needed in religion is to see Godhood and reason as materially evolved to in the material world, which can save religion as a guide, and even bring religion and science together again.