Monday, December 2, 2019

Materialism has Won, Ahriman is Victorious


Materialism has won. All of ethics and morality can now be reduced to a quantifiable number.

The final judgement is no longer God or a set of ideal moral principals that must be interpreted by each individual.

Whether you are a good person or a bad person, whether your contribution to the world is of value or not - all this is ultimately judged in terms of a single, quantifiable number.

Any institution or culture, no matter what its inherent goodness is, will from now on be judged in terms of this number. If this number is high, you, the institution or culture are deemed "bad". If this number is low, you, the institution or culture are deemed "good".

This number is the parts-per-million of carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere as a result of you, your institution, or your culture. There is no longer any gauge of morality that is higher than this.This number is the final judgement.

And so the ultimate and final goal of materialism has been achieved. Morality is reduced to something that can be accurately and definitively quantified. Materialism has won. Ahriman is victorious.

Unless....

Unless we remember that the value of life is to be found elsewhere, in the spirit, and not in matter.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for this.

    We can take heart as Michael transforms.

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  2. Well said - I linked this from my blog.

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    1. Thank you Bruce, sorry I haven't yet figured out how to get notified when people comment, hence the lack of response!

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  3. I'm reminded of a something John Updike said: "Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe. We cannot imagine a Second Coming that would not be cut down to size by the televised evening news, or a Last Judgement not subject to pages of holier-than-Thou second-guessing in the The New York Review of Books."

    I was at first only going to print the second sentence, but that first sentence contains a grim notion, the idea that reverence and awe must be conditioned in rather than, as I would think, out of the brain.

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    1. Thank you for this.
      Regarding your point about the brain being conditioned - I wouldn't worry about it too much. Updike is unaware that "the conditioning of the brain" is really a metaphor for our habits of thought. And habits, once they are made aware of, can be changed, or, in cases where they are so patently limiting and superficial like the ones Updike describes, will appear so abhorrent when noticed, that they will almost change over night. That's my experience, anyway.

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