A Better Worldview
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Christians and Pagans are ideological enemies, because, invariably, Christians and Pagans have different ideals of a good society. In the realm of religious-social-political thought, the Christ principle is depicted by the “Kingdom of God,” while the Pagan principle is portrayed the “Kingdom of Cronus.” These concepts represent two opposite poles of the social order. Realizing God’s Kingdom was the stated goal of the monotheist Hebrews and the Christians. In contrast, the “Kingdom of Cronus” became the model of the Western polytheists and their successors, the secular Humanists.

Religion is spiritual persuasion—meaning faith—that produces social consequences. In other words, religion is the common faith of a societal unit. The value of religion in the social-political arena is that people of a common belief system are able to exist and work together in harmony. Therefore, in theory, if one religion (or one belief system) is accepted worldwide, it is capable of bringing happiness to all, and peace to the world.

However, not just any belief system will do. In practice, false beliefs, no matter how attractive they may be at first, do not bring happiness to society, because they do not bring happiness to the individual man. Genuine happiness, which is sometimes felt and always sought after by all of us, is spiritual harmony within our own self. This is spiritual health, which means that our individual self is tuned into spiritual harmony with God, who is the Universal Consciousness. We expect to achieve this harmony through faith.

A false belief system cannot bring spiritual health, just as a placebo does not bring physical health. We might fool ourselves for a while, but submitting to false ideas does not bring spiritual health. Idolatry is not only kneeling before stone gods, it is also worshiping false ideas.
Religion and Society