by Ras al-Baphomet
[AND So, h]uman groupings arise to meet the need for inculcating individual ‘conscience’, which is only meaningful in relation to others….
For just as the creative authority of the tribal shaman played out and more organised spiritual forms emerged — all to this social purpose — so, now, the religions have played out. And, so, chaps (and, ‘their’ women!) to-day are yodelling after New Labour & the soi-disant conservative american ‘New Cunts’ [neo-cons, from the French, eg –ERS] to ‘make them safe’.
SO What do we perceive about this?
BEHIND And underneath, and over-arching all, is a persisting human knack…for each biophysical body to seek co-operative & mutually beneficial, ‘safe’, relations…. [This occurs] not least because of the prolonged nature of childhood in our species. The real question therefore becomes:
What happens, and especially during the periodic times of easy conditions [as in the West since 1945 is al-Baphomet’s meaning, here — ERS], when Teacher’s back is turned?
VISIONS, Dreams and the religions, these seem all to embrace a transcendant factor that fosters conscience. This is the functional aspect of religion, from the point of view of the psychologist…. [T]he shadow, of course, [is] the universal howl everywhere that sooner-or-later breaks out, of:
‘GET The Jews!’
Or, as in the case of messrs Wolfowitz and Perle, ‘…the Mahometans!’
[This sort of moral decay of all social forms happens because s]ooner-or-later, when Teacher’s back is turned, chaps will get out their willies and show them off to women not ‘theirs’ and so forth.
As well as getting pissed as bastards and spewing in the compartment, and all over the seats….
THE Fact is, of course, that specific religious formulations all must play out in this abode of decay — this is entropy, eg — and, in time, religion as a broad category no longer will ‘generate’ conscience in enough persons, or other benefits on a broad enough cultural scale, to outweigh drawbacks; and, thus, the epoch of religion shall follow the epoch of shamanism and witchcraft, into the bin….
[IN Closing] then we must observe, finally, that the great difficulty to-day, for humanists (sic) is that the bureaucratic state, and the images of Cherie Blair and Condi Rice, are just not very, well, exciting […and, certainly, they do not do much] to promote conscience beyond inciting that vague nervous guilt chaps always feel, whenever caught wanking into the cream-pitcher! [So that] people thus are marooned psychologically and spiritually in this new post-modern age, [and] left making do for their ‘transcendant’ goddess-images and spirituality from [sic] such horridly inadequate little ape-girls as Jitney Spikes, the american caravanserai, country & western, illegitimate-pregnancy & ‘on benefit’ singer….
[Emmett R Smith
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[29 April 2007]