The Concept of Organisms, Gods, and Civilizations - @TheoriesofEverything
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Organisms, Gods and Civilizations are basically the same concept - @TheoriesofEverything" by Joscha Bach Bits
TLDR Religions and civilizations are both systems of organization that involve individuals interacting with their constituents, and the concept of gods serves to humanize and promote humanism within these systems.
Organisms and civilizations are both functions that describe the interaction and order of their respective components, whether it be cells or individuals.
The concept of gods and organisms are essentially the same, as they both involve individuals interacting and having a relationship with their constituents or parts.
The concept of Jesus was a means of humanizing the Hebrew religion and promoting humanism within the resulting hyperorganism.
We are all part of a transcendental greater whole of some civilization, selected for systems of organization that are larger than tribes or families.
The idea that religions invent mythologies that may not be true challenges the notion of objective truth and raises questions about the nature of reality.
Greek gods are immortal archetypes that represent extreme aspects of human psychology, allowing them to transcend individual minds and be shared across cultures.
Gods can become conscious through the process of prayer, utilizing the human brain as their hardware.
The speaker criticizes religious cults that enforce anti-rational beliefs, emphasizing the importance of autonomy and rationality in one's identity and morality.