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Note on Religions & Atheism

Atheism and agnosticism, having in common that they do not concern themselves with a universal or transcendent creative principle, possibly come down to materialistic beliefs. Referring to the article “To Serve Humanity Or To Rely On The Will Of The Father?“, These forms of belief are comparable to religions of an exclusively feminine nature. They plunge the individual into the material while removing any possibility of doing the opposite movement. However, extremist tendencies represent imbalances such that they are generally destructive in the more or less long-term and sometimes in the very short term. In this case, we can easily see in atheism and agnosticism the fundamental cause of the decline of the moral conscience and consequently of a growing social, cultural, political and civilization chaos. Whether these beliefs have been stimulated by Humanism probably does not change the results. Environmental destruction is among the most visible signs

In popular consciousness (and sometimes unconsciousness), when we talk about the idea of ​​religion, we often expect the related notions of rituals, places of worship and high priests. However, materialism has its rituals: in particular, major sports and show business masses, and weekly purchases in shopping centers. It also has its places of worship: theaters, stadiums, shopping centers … And it has its high priests: economists and kings of marketing, to which we can add parts of politicians and even scientists and educators, as well as some “philosophers”. They are generally called “gurus” rather than priests. We are dealing with a religion whose main object of worship is money (which makes it possible to buy almost everything) and whose icons are the stars of the entertainment society, sports and economic success. The ultra-rich are much more often admired than the poor, regardless of how they acquired their wealth. One does not bother with moral considerations. The end justifies the means.

Admitting therefore that atheism and agnosticism are religions in the same way as the great “revealed” religions, and that all these beliefs are of the feminine and/or masculine dimensions in varying proportions, what can we draw from them? Humanity cannot know a true unity, like a human body functioning in a unitary way despite the disparity of its organs and the large number of its individual cells, only when it has balanced and accepted simultaneously its two movements and sexual archetypes: the feminine and the masculine. The “Religion” being its sexuality, it will have to achieve the synergy of all forms of religious beliefs (including atheists), each of them having its purpose, its reason for being. It will therefore no longer be a question of gender wars or wars of religion, but of learning to accept differences by understanding, if possible intimately, the interest and the nature of each. Nor will it be a matter of forcing and merging religious movements to mold them in one form. We would lose in wealth of potentialities.

It has been said that to understand women, a man would have to be one himself. Perhaps this is partly why some human beings change their sex. To understand an individual, we must succeed in imagining ourselves to be in his or her place, failing to be there. To this end, empathy and compassion greatly facilitate our work. In a similar way, to understand another religion than the one in which we initially bathe, we must at least imagine ourselves plunging into the new current that for us it represents. Immersion proves to be considerably more effective than “tourism” when it comes to understanding and, above all, welcoming what seems foreign to us at first. Walking in the footsteps of the other allows us to easily change our point of view, without adhering to the new one. (See also: The Three Versions Of A Conflict, Hear And Listen To Communicate, Now And In Future Humanity and Multiple Thinking).

The excessive functioning of an organ of the human body ends up making him sick, possibly even killing him. Likewise, religious extremism (including materialism) ends up rendering humanity ill, at the risk of destroying it, for example in a fireworks display of nuclear explosions. Conversely, the moderation of beliefs, and especially the attitudes and actions that come from them, will contribute to the creation of a Humanity One. All religions, including materialism, have their importance and will be useful, from the moment we know how to moderate the excesses. If they exist, they can all have their role to play in building a New World.

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