One challenge for EvolutionarySpirituality is the problem of emotive expression.
In the first, number 1, we feel passionate anger, and immense revulsion. It was a wicked, horrendous thing, and I tremble even to bring the subject up.
In the second, number 2, we are talking about what some people wanted, and some other people didn’t want. “Man, that’s not a very nice thing to want, but, I suppose that’s just what I want.”
I suppose we could continue: “I don’t want that so much, that, damn, I’d kill some of those guys!”
One is emotively expressive, and draws on the themes of Eternal Good & Evil, the other is not.
In fact, our emotions are so overpowering, that we are disinclined to believe in anything that denies the reality of an independent Good & Evil! (A theme that I want to explore more in “the ChasmOfDeath.”)
It seems that, In order to truely hate a thing, we must:
(Note that I am not distinguishing between God, Gods, metaphysical spirits, and so on.)
To not think that those Gods or spirits or what have you- to not think that they exist, almost consequences that you do not feel.
That is, there appears to be an interdependence between strong feeling, and assuming the existence of a God or Gods, and furthermore, that link seems to be bi-directional.
I do not believe that this is a necessary state of things, and am interested in exploring alternatives. I see some of the answers in EvolutionarySpirituality.
It was an extremely foreign and alien idea to me, when I came across it, near the beginning of this idea, and I’m still, here, a year later, piecing it together.