Feb 8, 2020, 9:05 AM
It’s because science has made anything other than deism impossible for rational people, the bible and church dogma unbelievable, and the narratives that attempt to teach lessons irrelevant, absurd, or quaint – precisely because there is only one lesson. That’s before we get to the clergy being unworthy of respect, and the catholic clergy forever tainted by child abuse.
People behave well because of the experience of safety in the burial, church, temple, military, marriage, feast sport,, festival experiences. This forms an addiction, just as safety in mother forms an addiction, just as friendship forms an addiction, just as sex forms an addiction – the reason we are open to addiction is because evolution’s way of keeping us invested in one another.
We vary in the masculinity and femininity of brain structure which translates to a more empathic, social, and emotional or a more analytic, political, and action-oriented need. And the value of church (organized religion) dependent upon demand for inclusion. So thee church is evolving into satisfying only those people with the emotional and social needs that cannot be fulfilled by other means. Hence the uneducated, female, homosexual, dysfunctional, laboring class lower middle class shift in church demographics – and with it the economic collapse of church finances. So as usual, I go with the data. And the data isn’t pretty.
Our religion like most, arose in concert with the agrarian age, and it has failed to transform for the industrial age. It satisfied demand for harmony in that age. And so given that people need a binding mythos and the rituals to reinforce it for social and political reasons, and at least half the population needs mindfulness for psychological reasons, how do we restore the utility of our old religion’s market for heroic figures under the same ethical and moral strategy, while preserving the christian moral and ethical strategy? The church hadn’t suppressed the saints, the path would be easier, since we could rotate archetypes as civilization changed, just as they did before monopoly (authoritarian) monotheistic abrahamic religions. So, we can’t do it and I think that is what is killing christianity as other than the religion of the world’s underclasses (Africa, South America).
Religion teaches strategy for harmony and argument to persist it, but morality is something we know scientifically as reciprocity. But reciprocity tells us only to do no harm – to pay the cost of doing no harm.. Jesus teaches us to ignore our internal instincts and pay the cost of exhaustive forgiveness of ourselves and others. This tells us that we must pay the cost of harmony by bearing costs. And charity tells us that we must pay the cost of doing good.
So while Aryanism, our ancient (market) religion, tells us to pay costs of excellence in all things and to be leaders in all things. Christianity, our medieval (monopoly) religion, tells us to pay costs of bringing people along with us. And our oldest religion of the hearth (nature, green man, elves, etc), tells us that nature is animal, childlike, and mischievous not evil, and we must be diligent against her mischief.
These three religions were and remain in competition with another.
Then the jews brought about marxism, socialism, feminism, and postmodernism, to destroy us as they brought christianity to destroy our reason, stoicism, epicureanism, and excellences in the ancient world.
How do I, or we, help our people from not having another semitic dark age – even if our people, like addicts, desire it?