What is of Consequence:
Change could be defined as states as they exist before change like a snow ball, compared to the same states as different and distinct after change. We have the snow ball and the snow ball melted as changed to water.Change is described as two kinds: or change the same and change distinct. The Conservative change of nature duplicates itself in identical or near like form, so that trees produce new trees endlessly which are the same. This is change the same. The Progressive change of humankind does not as yet recreate itself; is created using the resources of the natural world which are destroyed, to create products which the natural world would never create. This is change as distinct.
Change the same is called Conservative. All natural change is said to be Conservative, wherein transformation or destruction, is defined as promoting the existence of tandem pre-existent states changed in identical or near like form.The river flows in the summer and floods in the spring, year in and year out, altered only more or less. The most fundamental life form on the planet is vegetation which germinates from seeds, grows, produces more seeds, withers, dies and rots, which is change that leaves and promotes the condition of its existence in a near like form. This can be said of anything natural from stars to crocodiles. The problem with Conservative Change is that it produces nothing external and distinct from itself, from which to define or evaluate by comparison. Nature as change only duplicates what already exists. Elephants are always elephants. This is called Conservative.
Finite Determination means human created changed states like power plants, explains the reason, purpose, value and consequence, for building them, as creating superior qualities and conditions to the pre-existing states.Human created change explains itself as producing products of change distinct from nature, specifically as superior to the pre-existing and inferior natural states, and thus there are two distinct states of comparison. Human created change distinct from nature can explain at least human existence, as producing superior conditions to the natural world, which gives these changes explanation, meaning and consequence.
Conservative Spirituality and change producing distinct and different states called Progressive Materialism. Conservative Spirituality is said to be exactly the opposite of Progressive Materialism, and is generally the province of indigenous peoples, usually called spirituality, paganism, polytheism, pantheism or nature religion, or human culture before the advent of advanced technology. It also in general represents or describes the properties of socialism, which is the pooling of the collective resources of any group of individuals, for the purpose of producing benefit for the collective as a whole, in the form of Government.
Excess and Profit:
Excess and Profit means the results & products of activity & behavior as energy, effort, time or risk, in excess of what is only necessary.It makes more sense to have more at the end of one's life than in the beginning.
Excess means the production of human products, for storage, trade or comfort and status which is more than is needed to maintain the same quality and conditions.They stored grain against the possibility of a bad season in future years, or in the hope prices will rise over time.
Profit is defined here to mean the creation and possession of excess production, which is converted by exchange into what is in essence, the increase of volitional abilities, over and above the energy necessary, to maintain a standard of living in a same or similar condition.Profits were good the last few years so they bought a second home.
The economic system of Progressive Materialism is Capitalism.
Materialism is the human perspective, in which the Consequence of any phenomenon, entity or event is defined as material resource, for contribution to results & products as changed states.The tree is used to build houses and make paper. The right to change and use nature for profit, comes from the evaluation that it is worthless and of no consequence in and of itself.
Because nature must be used as resource, it must have no integrity of existence in and of itself. This is essential to the progressive system, to use the inferior to create the superior.The dam built on the river changes and alters the natural condition of the river or nature. This produces a duality between nature and human created states, as the natural river and man-made dam. Nature becomes antithetical to humankind, justifying ever continuing more change.
Dyadic Authoritative Comparative:
Morality is the prohibitive vehicle of the Progressive System in terms of human relations, in which using the numerical evaluative system between inferior and superior, the determinations are made as to the treatment of the natural and human created world and people in general.Thus the rich with higher numerical value in terms of physical assets, are usually treated more favorably by the justice system in any capitalist system. The poor and especially the homeless are granted the least value and respect, since they are reduced to the subsistence found in nature.
Dust to Dust:
People as they are born to the world are considered as natural, primitive, material and worthless, the state of which is assigned the value of zero. Humankind must create its own worth and meaning by overcoming natural inferiority and creating or converting to unnatural superiority.Human created advancement, progress and civilization is measured as something more than nature, and the ultimate advancement, such as achieving power over nature or the perfection of God, is given a value of ten. In the Progressive System the primary means of protecting physical assets is Private Property.
The Emotional makeup of the progressive individual is said to be of a psychological nature, as corresponding to the bipolarity of Numerical Evaluation.To understand emotion a distinction is made. What is called Natural Affection, is sensory response which reflects the natural and direct affects upon the sensory system, without the attachment, by association from the memory, of one's personal consequential value system. One's back itches. Ice cream tastes good. One falls and hurts oneself with no seeming harm.
Emotion is defined as Natural Affection, but with consequence attached by association from the memory. The greater the consequence the more exaggerated the emotion.One's back itches and he thought it was cancer. The ice cream was good until she learned it was poisoned with Salmonella. One fell and hurt oneself, and then learned later, that they would never walk again. Each of these last three examples would almost always cause great emotional response, in which the same sensation as Natural Affection is exaggerated by association with consequence.
Love and Hate:
Thus the emotional system of Progressive Materialism would be tied to Numerical Evaluation, in which consequence may be determined by the numerical bipolar scale of undeveloped/inferior and developed/superior.In a monarchy, great national emotional sympathy may occur upon the death of the Queen, but nothing for the slaughter of the indigenous locals by the queen's colonists. Thus Numerical Evaluation determines emotional content, and the more progressive the individual, the less emotional response to natural calamities or primitive peoples; and the more emotional the response to the affairs of the state of advance civilization and advanced people.
Logic is statement which includes supporting proof as reasons or reasoning.The sun rises in the morning, for the reason given that the planet revolves in space on an axis. If it is not known that the Earth revolves, various reasons can be created for the sunrise, such as the sun god Helios driving his fiery chariot from horizon to horizon. Some reasons are more logical than others meaning closer to or exactly the truth.
Foundation Reasoning means facts, evidence and premises proceed conclusionsThe evidence for the age of the earth comes from fossil records. The evidence as fossils proceeds the conclusion and the conclusion is derived from the evidence. The depth of a found fossil in the ground as correlated to the amount of time the depth of ground took to form determines the age of the fossil as a conclusion.
Authority Reasoning is defined as conclusions that proceeds evidence, and wherein only that evidence which corresponds to authority is accepted. In the system of Progressive Materialism the authority is progression.Progressive authority is anything from The Big Bang, Black Holes, Dark Matter, Evolution of the Species, God, Jesus, Buddha or any political or expert authority, wherein the authority by its superiority rules the day, as the bible or science may be the authority for whatever is true. Evidence which does not conform to authority is ignored, denied or demonized. The most brilliant of astronomy students could not pass an astronomy course denying the Big Bang. The authority of Progress justifies everything that culture is today.
In the Progressive System people are treated according to degrees of correspondence to the poles of the scale of Numerical Evaluation based on development.The lower classes are the less developed, progressed, prosperous, educated and refined, wherein the upper classes are more.
Where the meaning and worth of individual human existence is derived by the accumulation of material Excess and Profit, it is called secular and confined to the physical alteration of the natural world.Secular persons may define their consequence by the accumulation of material property and wealth. The more wealth the more one can purchase perfection. Secularism is based on addition. Worth is evaluated from the bottom, as lowly nature compared to material wealth and sophistication.
When the meaning and worth of the individual is measured against the non-physical superiority and perfection of God it is called Religion. Religion is called materialist because the state of earthly existence is considered as a material non-entity, and because it is said to have no integrity in and of itself. Rather it is to be used as material resource for the perfection of the self in the future afterlife.The grace of God is intended to imbue the individual with the possibility of perfection with conditional proper behavior. Religious persons are evaluated by their correspondence with non-physical qualities, as between the materiality of nature and the perfection of God. Because women are more grounded in nature, with requirements of giving birth and raising children, there is ever prejudice against woman, for the perceived inability to achieve the necessary unnatural perfection. Religion is based on subtraction, wherein the individual is always some degrees less than the ultimate perfection of God.
Progressive Materialism can be defined by what is called External Authority. This means the authority for the thinking, speaking, actions or activity and behavior of the individual is external to the self.This is called exemplar, model, paradigm, paragon, pattern or prototype to which one is suppose to correspond, like acting like a rock star. The individual is always something less than supreme authority as specialists, like highly trained scientists, philosophers, physicists, doctors and surgeons, teachers, financial specialists. The individual must rely on their expertise, since the individual is incapable, except with highly specialized training. Numerical evaluation is subtractive, wherein the individual evaluates themselves by subtraction as something less, and is always dependent upon higher External Authority for permissions. The individual is a Part to serve a larger function of which is the Whole, external to themselves called External Authority. The Part does not see the big picture as the Whole, where the individual is looking from the inside out.
The Conservative Spirituality:
Necessity and Subsistence:
Necessity and Subsistence means the results & products of activity & behavior are equivalent to the energy expended, as necessary to the preservation and maintenance of any given pre-existent or present state and standard of living or life style, in identical or near like form.If the planetary environment were considered a spiritual realm, there is no blame in fulfilling one's requirements for what a modest living standard would require, even though it impacts the environment.
Necessity and Subsistence means the integrity of the whole of living existence is maintained by the balance of predation, regeneration and renewal.The condition of Necessity and Subsistence as the economic system of the natural world is said to be Socialist, wherein an economic equilibrium is maintained, for the purpose of producing benefit for the whole.
Equivalent Evaluation means the consequence of any given single entity is considered to be equivalent to the whole of existence, and wherein the whole is dependent upon each of its parts. The value of the whole and the part are said to be equivalent.Equivalent Evaluation would mean that the value and consequence of any given changed state is exactly or nearly equivalent to the pre-existent states changed. The reason, purpose, meaning and context of pre-existent states, as any given natural condition of nature is explained by what they manifest themselves to be and already are.
Unified Aggregate, which means the totality of parts, comprising any specific phenomenon, entity or event, consisting of any number of elements, that function in a unified manner, to promote the existence of the aggregate as a stable state, in any given form, lasting any period of time. The living existence could not exist if the parts such as air, water, fire and earth did not in conjunction form a complete terrestial environment.
Because the products of change are the reproduction of what already exists, and what already exists supports the existence of everything else, all value and consequence is said to be equivalent to the value of the Whole of earthly existence. This establishes the equivalence of the human individual to the entire Whole.If equating Unified Consequence to a community of individuals, the single person could be said to be of equivalent consequence to whatever the value of the Whole or community was assessed to be. The baker bakes the bread and the banker eats it, for which the banker gives the baker money. Each provides the other with something they need, and which for convenience sake, neither could do without. Thus in social terms, they each would be considered as equal to the contribution of the character of the community as a whole.
If the planet Earth is considered as a Whole, the individual could consider themselves as equivalent to the value of the planet, or even the universe for an expansive mind. Personal consequence is whatever the person can comprehend.
Ethics is defined as any given pre-existent state which is considered of greater consequence and value than alternatives to it, even and especially when a detriment to the would-be beneficiary of the change. An ethical standard would dictate that one would not take unfair advantage of another, even and especially if a detriment to oneself.It would be easier for Peter to blame Paul, especially when Peter knows they are going to be blamed if they do not, but it would not be ethical. Ethics emphasizes Prohibitions as opposed to Volition. A robber would possess more volitional capability than one who was not. Perhaps the more ethical, the more the prohibitions and the less the volitional abilities. If nature is considered spiritual, the ethical premise would be to preserve the environment, even at the expense of one's progressively developed comfort.
The consideration of human conduct is at its root, the necessity to use elements of the natural world for human survival, wherein everything needed is something already existing. If any or all elements of the pre-existent natural world are considered sacred, then the individual is limited to what is essential.If what is pre-existent, has no inherent value in and of itself, then it may be used, not only for necessity, but for every possibility of Excess and Profit that can be created. The ethics of Conservative Spirituality strictly speaking, would mean that human economics would be limited and correspond to nature as Equivalent Evaluation as Necessity and Subsistence.
Equipollent Emotional Dynamic:
The emotional system of Conservative Spirituality is called equipollent, defined as sensory response correspondent or equal to sensory impetus called Natural Affection.Sugar tastes sweet. The sensory response reflects the natural and direct affects upon the sensory system, without the attachment, by association from the memory, of consequential values based on duality, conflict, conditional values or antagonistic opposites, ultimately expressed as love and hate. The emotional system of Conservative Spirituality may be difficult for the Progressive Materialist to understand, since it is not based on numerical or bipolar values indicative of idolization and contempt, as a conceptual scale inculcated from outside the self.
The foundation of the Equipollent system is Love or the love of all of things equally and without distinction.Everything is considered as of equal value and thus sensory response is fairly equivalent. The greater the consequence one gives the whole, the greater would be the rapture.
The emotional system as a consequential construct would tend to be produced from an internal source, as self-created from the particular cultural, personal experience, temperament or preference.The individual as falling in love with the right or wrong person, produces emotional consequence and is personal choice, combined with the various internal sensory and biological mechanisms that affect attraction. An example in contrast would be the man who would choose a trophy-wife for purposes external to the relationship. Negative emotions would be reserved for individual transgressions and not transfered by typecast.
The basis of Symbolic Logic is that the natural world is intelligent, and that this intelligence is communicative. The would-be communication is non-verbal and thus if existent may be symbolic.The particular lighting strike may or may not be a form of communication. Whether any particular instance in reality is communication or not doesn't matter.
The import is that the environment is considered alive and intelligent and not dead and dumb. Symbolic logic is the interpretation of
any given event in reality as symbolic spiritual communication.
Rather any and every entity may be defined by Olamic Value, meaning it can assume any definition as symbolic of any definition the individual might give it, such as the shape of rocks and surface patterns may indicate a holy place. Natural change can be defined as spiritual communication in any given circumstance called Semiotic Language.The eagle flying east is interpreted to mean a new beginning, since each new day begins with the sun rising in the east. Individual interpretation of symbolic Olamic Value gives persons the power to create their own reality and be responsible for it. Correlations between word or thought immediately proceeding happenstance interpreted as Semiotic Language is often Synchronicity.
A Spiritual State as a place could be defined as an already existent, complete, and perfect habitude called the natural world. This interpretation represents an acceptance of the integrity, and inherent consequence, of the constitution and dynamics of the nature.Perfection to remain perfect would require maintaining existing conditions in exact or near like form and would require an accordant attitude and consciousness, which would be prohibitive rather than volitional, in so far as treatment of the external environment. The whole of the natural world is defined as a spiritual realm, perceptible to the senses, wherein the the physical bodies of living entities, and the natural world as a whole, are interpreted as the micro and macro body of Spirit. The whole is understood and appreciated by the experience of any given present circumstance of the physical reality in terms of spiritual context.
Spirituality would generally be defined as other-dimensional spirit that inhabits the physical world, imbuing it with Consequence in and of itself, said to be of consciousness and intelligence. The individual may believe they live within a living unified organism, that may communicate with them, and in which they can communicate in return.
Proto-religion is a term used to describe all the many Conservative Spiritual interpretations, wherein the commonality is that the Internal Authority of the natural world is believed to be a spiritual realm.The essence of Proto-religion is symbolism, wherein all or specific aspects of of any given conditions of reality, may be interpreted as symbolic of intelligent communication with spiritual sources, thought capable of the manipulation of circumstances and situations of one's experience. The sight of five crows meant nothing, but if seven crows are seen one usually would correlate it with a coming significance.
One interacts with one's reality as if it were intelligent, communicative and talks to one. One creates contexts for the interpretation of random events where specific happenstance is interpreted as supernatural causation.One builds a library of such instances over time, such that specific meaning is ascribed to specific events like the rainmaker through experience used a proscribed set of procedures to induce rain. When one uses cultural symbolic language, as established by the community at large over time as tradition, it is called External Authority, as not created internal to one's own experience and self-interpretive contexts. One avoids walking under a ladder, crossing the path of a black cat or stepping on a crack.
In the Conservative System, the authority for thinking, speaking, action or activity and behavior of the individual is said to be internal to the self called Internal Authority.The human mind as intelligence consists in an information repository, as the memory which is a copy of the external world and thus is a replica of whatever aspect of the external world that is perceived. The theory is expressed that since the memory is copy of the external world, and changes in the external world change the internal memory, thus to the extent that spiritual sources influence changes in the external environment, is to the extent that one's interior memory is changed. It is further speculated that the individual is capable of interaction with spiritual source, such that the two may work in tandem to influence the the external and thus internal worlds.