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In the wake of the new atheism, the left needs to get intelligent on the questions of religion

November 12th, 2014 · No Comments

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75650151/LFM_review_copy_selections.pdf

The text of Last and First Men takes a more generalized view of religion than that indicated in the previous post on Munzerian Xtianity: the global situation needs a group of communists who are intelligent about religion, whatever their beliefs, and able to mediate discussion between Xtians, Moslems, Buddhists (Hindus will have to adopt a buddhist disguise here), and, moving further East, Confucians, Taoists, etc… I think that both a new marxism, and better yet a new communism with a postmarxism, or marxism 2.0, should remain critical on the issues of religions, but acknowledge that the era of Feuerbach didn’t finish the job it started. The definition of secularism remains in a kind of limbo, and this is because the depth of the emergent modernism is not understood by most adherents of the ‘secular’ view. The basic view here is of three broad avenues, Xtian, Moslem, Buddhist, and a fourth, the emergent secular vein under permanent construction form the axioms of the early modern. Confucians and Taoists and many others will have no problem here. This kind of enlarged discourse will save the left from wasting energy trying to convert the world to historical materialism and/or atheism to found socialism, an approach that will never work.

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