Dec 29, 2019, 1:33 PM
I’m definitely anti theology, but not anti ‘religion’ in the ancient sense of myth(heroism, tragedy), ritual(sacrifice, debt payment), Oath, feast, sport, and festival, but in addition we require mindfulness as anonymity increases so the stoic-epicurean(science) vs buddhist (nonsense) methods are both superior to the semitic (self destructive). A ‘good’ religion is possible and the romans had just about developed it with Aryanism of homer (upper), Stoicism (upper middle, middle), epicureanism (lower middle), and sol invictus (lower) before the jews began their undermining. Today we know that aryanism of homer (aristocracy) is only available to those with agency, that stoicism was the proactive version of cognitive behavioral therapy and epicureanism the only means of true happiness for ordinary people, and that the underclasses desire escapism by false promise. We see buddhism tried to do all at once, and so did christianity judaism and islam – and all of them through falsehood. In usual european tradition, the market supplied class-religions of aryanism(homer,tragedy), stoicism, epicureanism, and sol invictus (brotherhoood) with christianity attractive mostly to women, slaves, immigrants and the underclasses. Just as Aristotelianism is attractive to our upper classes today, secular christianity our middle, and christianity our working, and islam our underclasses. The european solution to everything is markets that serve the interests of the classes but limited to preservation of cooperation between the classes by truth, duty, promise contract, rule of law of tort-property, and jury. In other words we mandate monopoly only on the material, legal, and political, and let people follow the ‘narrative’ that fits their agency. The problem is, that judaism and islam are both evolved to destroy that market of cooperation and restore authoritarianism and monopoly.