Vibe Curator & Night Owl
- May 16, 2020
- MBTI Type
- Instinctual Variant
I mostly made this thread for fun before the George Floyd thing got other people talking about it seriously, because as a Ti dom I'm an isomorphic thinker that has dealt with a lot of Christian types and really-into-politics types and noticed a metaphorical overlap in a lot of their language.
To graduate from ideology to religion there's a few benchmarks that need to be met I think. It has to be about unanswerable elements of the human condition. It needs an obsession with a contested history that someone wrote in a book. It needs leaps of faith to bridge data points. It needs a signature set of moral principals. It needs to constantly rehash and analyze its own perceived history. And it needs subjugation to some kind of higher power or cause.
Yeah, I probably should've checked the beginning of the thread before I jumped right into it lol. I figured not many people believe this unironically, but it's an assertion I've seen more from certain right-wing types; largely as a deflection from the fact much of modern conservatism (particularly in the United States) aligns itself with religion.
For me, the last part is the most critical in distinguishing between something being a religion (as it is for most people). I might collect some of my thoughts on this a bit later.