Gods and Monsters: The Scientific Method Applied to the Human Condition - Book II

      Giano Rocca
Gods and Monsters: The Scientific Method Applied to the Human Condition - Book II

The purpose of this essay, and that of the series to which it belongs, is the formulation of a complete theory of social reality and of human nature. If it is certainly true that only appeals to the revolution or at the holy war, they can galvanize the populations, while is much less exciting the appeal at achieve a quantum leap in the field of the knowledge of social reality and of human nature.The world is governed by an entity which can be defined as omnipotent. Any reasonable person can believe it’s true, easily, since the evolution of world history takes place unconsciously and unexpectedly, and it is also unpredictable for scholars of “social sciences” and the rulers, even the most powerful. That such an entity is to be defined as “good” and “that does justice”, only those who have had, from the same entity, the “grace” of an irrational faith, can believe it. Such irrational faith seems to allow you to place the maximum trust in such entity right in the periods of more apathy. In historical periods when, instead, there is greater emphasis fideistic (which ends, often, in the fanaticism), you end up believing the entity which it is object of faith (that religions have identified in one, or more, deities, and the non-religious people, in less sacred entity, but equally abstract, such as the “Proletariat”) as needing the intervention and human support (in the form of: wars, riots or revolutions). Such “voluntary” positions arouse accusations of “blasphemy” by those who have positions “fatalistic” or “confidants in the Providence” (for those who have religious views), while arouse accusations of “treason” (for those who have “secular” conceptions or political-social type). All this shows that: the “goodness”, the “fairness” and the “morality”, attributed to the entity that dominates the world, is simply a justification of historical reality, since the mere finding of reality can’t leave doubt about the real: unfairness, lack of freedom and morality, of all of historic reality. Sociologists speak, by always, of the “St. Matthew's Law”, to indicate the sentence given by the evangelist Matthew at the verse 25-29, uttered by Jesus Christ: “For to everyone who has will be given, and he shall have abundance; but to those who has not, it shall be taken away even what he has". Everyone can easily see how the world, namely: each society, where more where less, is based on this principle. All (or most people) they would make false papers in order to have a modicum of power or influence on other people. But no one, not only politicians and bureaucrats, they love (and, even, they accept, easily,) of assume liability for the consequences of the choices generated by that power. To exempt, the deities, by any liability for the resulting harm to their power and authority, they have done this the theologians, who have invented, specifically, the concept of "arbitrariness free", that would be endowed, for this theory, humans, which they would be, therefore, the only ones responsible for all the "moral evil" which exists in the world. To induce the gods (of any religion or ideology), by definition, omnipotents, to assume their responsibilities, you will need to make human beings fully responsible for their own actions, or truly free and, especially, authentically mature, regardless of the so-called "free will". The dominant culture of various historical societies, with the support of religions, identifies everything, that is: the good, the well and the right, with what is foreign to human beings: God, religion, the Church, the Ethics and the State. Conversely, all that is: evil, vicious, unfair, irrational; is identified with human beings, who need to feel that their most authentic needs are responsible for all the evil that there is in the world and therefore must rely, at dead body, in the hands of these external entities with respect to oneself, or “transcendental”, disregarding their being more authentic, in order to be “saved”. The reversal of this vision of reality, it is a precondition for a radical change in the human condition, will be the beginning of human redemption, and the instrument for the attainment of happiness!

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