We are all going to die someday. Therefore a post-atheistic religion must credibly deal with how we can live our life once. Historically, theistic faiths have denied this, in one way or another. And although atheistic positions of such religions intelligently point this out, that doesn’t give life more richness; it only negates that one way of living life is dependent on an illusion of eternity. A presupposed eternal existence that transcends our immediate experience, as such; Syntheism is as much an atheistic critical unlearning as it is a creative co-learning of how to live life to it’s fullest.
In our experience of others, it is common that we project on them. Some people, like Freud, assume that projections come from past personal experiences, while others, like Jung, argues that they are grounded in an evolutionary timeframe of biology, with patterns of experiences that he called — archetypes. Whether you agree with the pioneers of psychoanalysis, and much of the inspiration to the research of psychology to this day. The take away from this is that we need to learn the difference between internal consciousness and external reality.
There is at least two ways of relating to others, a sexual of the finite bodies and an intimate of the infinite consciousness of another. With a lover, we, of course, want the seemingly impossible, both. Spirituality is about how to live life to the fullest. We, therefore, both have sexual, spiritual practices, that digs into the depth of the sensual and erotic interplay in relationships. And intimate spiritual practices, which brings unity within ourselves and a direction of how we can contribute together with others. And therefore also both learn how to love strangers, and to create the conditions for higher forms of collaboration.
When we stop seeing reality as something static and eternal, but instead something that is creating and re-creating itself without our involvement, but that we are invited to play a minor part in co-creating, a temporary gift called life. Life becomes engaging, and working hard together with others, we might as well co-create internal and external paradise. Utopia is, therefore the process of mutually enriching expansion of consciousness and civilisation – simultaneously. So, we can ask ourselves how we can innovate more clever and creative ways of collaborating unitedly?