02 07 11 - 11:38From the Evolan playbook:
"What missionaries do not tell people here is that Christianity is losing popularity in Christian countries. Why it is losing popularity is that actually it does not teach much. For becoming a Christian you have to believe in something. Once somebody becomes Christian he is assured that he is going to heaven. So much so that even if I kill or loot somebody, it does not matter as my going to heaven is certain because of my having become a Christian. Therefore it removes responsibility. They do not have much to offer in terms of teaching. Also if you ask questions, it is not appreciated."
The process of converting to a prophetic religion is giving up everything else. In this type of conversion the loyalty to one type of teaching becomes important. It is a conversion of loyalty from one belief system to another belief system. Their truth is the only truth and has to be followed. This is the kind of consciousness that is there in Christianity and Islam. If you are a Christian you are good and will go to heaven but all others would go to hell. For a good Christian, the Christianity is more important than your family, than your community and even more important than your country. So the religion becomes more important than your father and mother and your brother and sister. You can leave everyone but not Christianity. So in this case, tolerance for others is bad and the concept of tolerance does not exist. When you convert to this kind of prophetic religion you gain the attitude that you are going to heaven while others are going to hell. You are right and others are wrong. This could even make you a bit high headed." - Hinduism Today (subscribe)
I don't agree with his take on Christianity. Christianity is a buffet of all the religions come before it, with the sole change that Godhead->God.
However, prophetic religious ideals -- which can strike anywhere -- are like dogmatism, the root of the nation state: you must pledge allegiance to dogma, and once you've done that, you're in and all is assumed to be OK.
There is no challenging yourself with learning or adaptation.
Hinduism, like nationalism and naturalism, is an integralist idea. You do not separate a mental conception of the world from the world; you bond to the world.
It is not an ideology or dogma. It is an explanation.
Christianity is losing popularity because in the hands of populists/proles/drones/averages/betas, it has become wholly exoteric.
In reality, it can be seen as a subset of Hinduism, much as Hinduism is a subset of the original Indo-European religion, transcendental idealism/monism.
We should reconquer Christianity, Satanism, Judaism and all other faiths with this truth, which is not a type of religion, but a true observation about the universe in which we live and to which (ahem) we must adapt.