Do we need a new religion? Koanic is of the opinion that the bible contains all the holy scripture we need. Nick Steves is likely of similar opinion, saying that instead of reinventing the wheel it is easier to reinstate a formal Christian church and limit the power of religion instead of inventing a new one.
I say religion changes. Religion, being a vector of human consciousness, changes, must change, as human consciousness changes. With change in environment comes change in religious demand, which is met by prophets. Jesus was a wise prophet even if he overkilled with his holiness which served as fertile ground for today’s protestant-progressive spin-offs in which everyone is holier than Jesus. We no longer have true Christianity, only false idols. What happened to Moses when he came down the mountain has now happened to Jesus, only Jesus is no longer around to correct the mess. So it is up to us. But we are in bad shape.
We may condemn heretics for misinterpreting biblical teachings, but it is an uphill battle, for not only are we fighting heretics like Scott Aaronson, we are also fighting entryists like Dalrock. Like Jewish brahmins, Christian brahmins engage in interpretation fights around ancient texts that are never resolved by wisdom and hence are only resolved by power. He who is darkly enlightened says ‘I have come to bring the sword. Deus Vult!’ But he is neutered by entryist who says ‘No no no turn the other cheek.’
So the bible no longer suffices on its own. It is a book filled with wisdom, but its wisdom falls short in explaining what to do with thousands of Muslim immigrants living in our lands, with an elite that is involved in Satanic rituals, with men who are retreating into solitary mancaves, with women who enjoy more power than ever yet have never been more helpless. To solve this mess, to give people hope after modern society crumbles, we need new scripture. For new scripture, need new prophet. Jim is the Solomon of our time (I’m sorry Jim, as Tolstoy wrote: Napoleon’s army was as much bound by Napoleon as Napoleon was bound by his army).
An upside of modernity is that it has never been easier to create new scripture. Computers + internet = instant scripture. The downside is we have too much information. Need to condense.
As for the question How To Holify? Holifying happens in retrospect, so it is a problem that solves itself. But we can nudge the process forward. The bible tells stories of people’s lives. New scripture should follow the same script, but perhaps it should focus on life on the internet. An internet religion.