Revolutions in Religious Thought
by Fr. E.S.Q.S.
NOTE: What follows is a short snippet, taken from one of my more current writing projects. It concerns (predicted) revolutions in religious thought in the coming 21st century if and/or when Pythagorean Hylozoics has finally been accepted by a sizable minority. In any case, it is a vision of a better future.
The world view of Pythagorean Hylozoics would revolutionize religious thought. Finally, after thousands of years, people would no longer have to turn to the theologians for their answers to the pressing questions of life. The world view of Pythagorean Hylozoics more than adequately answers the pressing questions of life; as such, people can get on with living – and living rightly. Religion, as it currently stands (i.e.: blind belief in all manner of absurdities), will be a relic of the past. This is not to say that religion would disappear – heavens, no; rather, religion will change.
The Rise of Humanism
The religion of the future, informed by the world view of Pythagorean Hylozoics, will be almost entirely humanistic in nature; will be concerned with living rightly. The emphasis will be on brotherly love and acts of goodwill (i.e.: service work) and not, as it currently stands, on (selfishly) attempting to garner the favor of divinities. The religion of the future will also be a religion of responsibility: there will be no more “washing the hands” of our misdeeds. Humanism does not permit of this. Humanism does not know of any arbitrary, divine grace; rather, what Humanism knows is that the law is the law. As it has been said:
“For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7, KJV).
Consequences cannot be avoided; however, men have the option of repaying by love (by service work) or by suffering. Given the amount of suffering there is in the world today, we see what most people choose.
The religion of the future, informed by the world view of Pythagorean Hylozoics, will be almost entirely humanistic in nature; will be concerned with living rightly. Brotherhood will become the most important thing. As it has been said:
“If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” (1 John 4:20, KJV).
The Fall of Theology
The new religion, informed by the world view of Pythagorean Hylozoics, will have no need of theologians: those so-called “religious scholars”. Theology or theological fictionalism will be a relic of the past. The religion of the future will be almost entirely humanistic; will be concerned with living rightly – and this based upon the world view of Pythagorean Hylozoics and not the meandering and baseless speculations of theologians. The day of the theologian and the holy book as sources of knowledge will have, finally, come to a close.
Humanism has no need of theological theories. Humanism takes no interest in supposed “historical” facts: who was born where, at what time, and in what way; what someone has said at one time or another (whatnot). To the humanist, this is not religion; rather, this is story-telling. It matters very little what you believe about such matters, when your heart is as cold as ice. Religion is about love, first and foremost. Religion is about brotherhood, first and foremost. The rest – all of the theology, all of the story-telling – the humanist can safely discard as being unessential.
Brotherhood: The Religion of the Future
The religion of the future will be brotherhood. Finally, after roughly two millennia, people will begin to grasp what Christos had been on about. The reason for this, of course, is that the religion of the future, a humanist religion, will have cast down the chains of theology, for it is theology that has kept us from discovering the essence of religion: love. Then we will see what monsters religions have become for the blinders will have been removed. Religion was meant to unite us; however, it has only ever served to divide us. The essence of religion is unity, but the forms of religion – based upon all manner of idiotic and warring theological doctrines – are, largely, divisive.
The religion of the future, a humanist religion, will be brotherhood. All peoples will see themselves as brethren: every man, woman, and child of every race, class, and creed. All peoples will learn to see themselves as “children of God”, all equally deserving of basic human rights, freedoms, and dignity.
Thanks for your time,