Monday, February 17, 2020
How theological materialism conservatively transforms and not destroys the revealed religions
To St. Thomas and founding ascetics from other revealed religions God is completely immovable, unchanging, and also non-material, and the experience of God, or beatitude, is reached and experienced by stopping or overcoming all movable, changing, and material desires. That is the Involutionary Inward Path to the God within.
Death too is immovable, unchanging, and also non-material, while life is movable, changing, and material, yet to St. Thomas and founding ascetics from other revealed religions God resembles immovable, unchanging, and non-material death. They even say such this things as, "He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it." Matthew 10:23. To live in beatitude we must die to all material desires.
In theological materialism the Evolutionary Outward Path to real Godhood is attained by evolving to ascending levels of Godhood by way of material and supermaterial evolution, that is, by way of movable, changing, and material life and not by way of immovable, unchanging, and non-material death.
It's usually easier and more humane to transform the old way than to destroy it, that is the prudent way to change, which conservative's prefer, and so in theological materialism the Twofold Path conservatively retains the old Involutionary Inward Path to the God within as the first glimpse or symbol of God, which is transformed in the Evolutionary Outward Path of material evolution to ascending levels of real Godhood.