God in Sci-Fi World takes on a whole new meaning.
Leaving behind the anthropomorphic conception of god as a self-direct entity with human traits such as anger and jealousy… the god of the bible… we come to appreciate god-power as the fabric of existence itself.
And with the innovations of immortality, the purpose of god transforms from rationalising death to sustaining life.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
— Revelation 21:4
Our hope for immortality does not come from any religions, but nearly all religions come from that hope.
― Robert Ingersoll
Simple insights about god’s definition include creativity, love and physics.
A more theoretical physics based understanding of sacred geometric resonances, frequencies, harmonies and disharmonies that flux our concrete human experience into existence.
And we move closer to full appreciation of our own place within nature.
That we are the self-directing ‘hand of god’ so to speak.
That is, we recognise that god and man are one in the same. We are the gods. Each of us a god.
We eat from the tree of life as described in the Genesis bible stories.
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
― 1 Corinthians 15:26
Simple really, isn’t it?
One of the cultural achievements of man which gave the possibility of insight into one’s own mortality and its associated psychical and intellectual problems also includes religion. The necrophilic character of every religion is evidently reflected in the central theme that the Grim Reaper – death – assumes in the structure of the “faith” of this religion. The offer of religion to mankind is to transcend mortality, thus a form of transformed life is postulated. It is not particularly important whether, as in most cases, this is the psychically soothing idea of the “immortal soul”; Or whether a resurrection of the dead is postulated, as if they had only been asleep briefly; Or whether the uniqueness of the transient nature of existence in linear time is denied by asserting eternal cycles of existence, in which men reincarnate. All of these designs share the psychologically fatal, effective denial of death. In which is reflected. That death is the real theme of religion. With such a construction, it is not surprising that life in all its possibilities, is rather disregarded, often even openly despised in so many religions. The apparent “contempt for death” of those who can sacrifice both themselves and others for their religion in cold blood is in reality nothing but contempt for life.
All religions are only a primitive and, above all, completely ineffectual defense against the imposition of individual death. The irrationality of religion reflects the massive and oppressive fear of annihilation, the apparent rationality of religions reflects the insight into the inevitability of one’s own extinction. Every religion is a death cult.
Whoever wants to live his wretched, limited and senseless time should avoid the spiritual poison of religion just as much as he avoids other poisons. Death is such an impertinence and a narcissistic wound to the stupid psyche of a person that the psyche even accepts the idea of immortality in an eternal hell if it only helps to ward off the idea of death, which is connected with feelings of strong unpleasure.
I find the fearful death cult of all great religions most questionable. It is quite remarkable how many religious statements refer to death and to unknowns, such as a possible life after death, and it is equally remarkable how easily these statements can be instrumentalized in order to transform life before death into a pale reflection of what is presented as hell before the eyes of people, to make them submissive with the fear caused by it. The great respect of death always goes hand in hand with its mirror image, an equally great condemnation of life.
The insight into one’s own mortality is a younger and higher function of the conscious mind. This insight is not accessible to the equally complete, but unconscious, psychological possibilities of man. The psyche, often referred to as a “soul” in this context, knows nothing of its limitations and mortality; in this question it is arrested in an animalistic narcissism, and completely stupid. (It is not in every question.) This may be the deeper reason that so many half-conscious techniques for the suppression of death are based on the idea that there is an inherently immortal part, a soul, in man – such a conception finally coincides with the psychological self-reflection of the one deceiving himself about reality, and can only develop from this one experience sufficient convincing force that a further conscious analysis of this construction will be left out for convenience. The abandonment of this form of death-denial would promptly raise the question of the material condition of one’s own psychic part, and as a matter of fact would produce the mortality of the soul as an uncomfortable but helpful and cheerful insight.
― The Immortal Soul, Schwerdtfeger
Religion in Sci-World 2020+ takes on a new roll.
Rather than used as a means of spiritual suppression as it was for the first 3000 years of modern human history, religion is now acknowledged as a means of individual self-exploration, and shared human experience.
The ‘organized religions’ are becoming museum pieces. To be studied and analysed to extract insight into former times.
The underlying spiritual roots of mainstream religion are now being studied by everyone for the life-lifting higher dimensional quality of human happiness.
Physics and philosophy are validating and revealing the true essences of religion, from zodiac, to kaballah, to jesus secret message, and the true identity of moses. It’s all available and widely known.
Earth’s new religion is a religion of authentic tolerance, and contextual hermetic wisdom. That all truths are but half truths.