ON THE FUTURE OF THE WESTERN “POLYTHEISTIC” SOCIAL ORDER
I am trying to find a way to talk about the fact that we have never had a conflationary system of thought (monotheism) in the west, and have always had separation of church (peasantry) and state (nobility) and burgher/freeman (commerce). And taht the church (religion), the burgher (philosophy), and the state (law) all competed with their own narratives.
The problem is the BINDING narrative. If christianity fails as teh binding narrative, how do we replace that binding narrative, yet preserve christianity for the underclasses (the weak) who need it?
Germanicized christianity, even latinized christianity, differs from byzantine christianity, differs from judaism, differs from islamism, differs from egyptian and prior eras’ shamanism.
Germanized christianity always possessed ALL models of thought, from the aristocratic and martial law, to the philosophy, to the religion of the poor. But we used each in its place. And christianity did serve as the majority doctrine since the vast majority of people were poor and ignorant. When that is true, it’s easy for the martial/legal, and the philosophical/commercial to ‘go along’ with the civic bingding narrative and rituals.
The question is, now that the majority are not poor and ignorant, what is the binding narrative under which we can still make use of science, law, philosophy and christianity?
I mean. christianity is fucking ridiculous. Church isn’t. Myth, Festival, Ritual, Discipline aren’t. They’re necessary. The content of jesus’ philosophy is trivial. The magical shit is nonsense. nothing but jewish and syrian and byzantine lies. the natural law that the church inherited from the romans and the stoics, and the science that the modern era inherited from the greeks and the engineering from romans is all there for us to use. History is there for us to use.
By any measure we have ‘discovered’ that we, and less so the chinese, are ‘right’ and that everyone else is not only wrong but catastrophically and degeneratively wrong.
So, how do we modernize the church, retain jesus’s (valuable teaching) but achieve in the modern world what Acquinas achieved in the ancient? how do we modernize the teachings of jesus, and the ancient lessons of babylonians so that they are compatible with the ancient lessons of the european peoples in greek, roman, germanic form?
How do I start with sovereignty, agency, natural law, markets in everything and the transcendence of man of our ancestors, and include jesus’ advice that if we increase the size of our kin, but our understanding that there is a limit of our kin to those who are in fact our genetic kin, that we will be buying options on future cooperation that together make us more competitively powerful than all alternatives?
There is only one ‘story’ of such a thing.
IT IS THE STORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION FROM THE YAMNA TO TODAY, and the lionization of all those who demonstrated their continuance of it, and the demonization of all those who impeded or harmed it.
And the semites and iranians (byzantines) seem to have done been those who impeded it.