- Oct 12, 2009
Absolutely it is what Marx considered to be alienation.Catholic cosmology is based on a hatred of human life and a hatred of the world.
Heaven is presented as an ideal (neo-Platonic) realm far removed from this imperfect world. Further, original sin taints us all from birth.... before we have even made a moral decision, we are sinners. The talk is of weakness of the flesh, of sexual control, of a heaven totally unlike this earth.
Not only is the Catholic worldview speculative claptrap, but it spreads a profoundly evil world-hating and life-hating message.
The question of the destiny of pre-Christian souls is not about whether they 'get' to Heaven or not, but why there re human beings out there, so hateful of life, so despising of healthy urges, that they focus on a speculative realm that is everything their reality is not.
This makes a kind of psychological sense. But for them to turn around and speak about the content of their revelation as though it were 'Gospel' (ahem) is profoundly embarrassing. Their comical, cosmological certainty is nothing more than 'monkey see, monkey do.' Ireland produces legions of Catholics, India produces Hindus and Muslims, Thailand produces Buddhists. And yet they are all so certain of the truth of their religion and spirituality.
On an intellectual level, they are all f*ckin' eejits. But life isn't just about the intellect. And it is one of the wonders of the human psyche that an apparently evil philosophy based on hatred of life and hatred of the world can lead to so much good work being done in its name. Go figure.