A New Religion
The Church of the
There is a new religion emerging. It is not like religions of the past. It does not require faith. It does not purport to put man above the animal world. It does not require the supernatural. It does not promise life everlasting. It does not require one to look up but requires one to look down.
This is the religion of the Church of the Holy Shitters. Our religion is not a passing fad or a form of cynicism or satire. Our whole belief system is of a consistent pattern that promises an advanced lower reasoning, more human community and a new and liberated individual. Its ultimate creation will be a new and enduring relationship of each of us to ourselves, to other living creatures and to nature. Our religion makes sense as a holistic and consistent philosophy. It is both necessary and desirable.
The practices and beliefs of our religion must be seen against a background of what has gone before. It must be seen in light of the betrayal and disconnect of other religions in dealing with modern life. It must be seen in light of the Corporate State and the way in which the State dominates, exploits, and ultimately destroys both nature and humans. Its sanity and rationality must be measured against the insanity of existing “reason”. Its beliefs must be seen from the perspective that humans have lost control of the machinery of their society, and only new values, a new way of thinking and a new culture can restore control.
Our religion is a movement to bring our thinking, our society, and our lives in harmony with the revolution of technology and science that has already taken place. It demands of us a new mind—a lower transcendent reason – able to plug our species into its rightful place in nature. It demands that each of us assume a new responsibility for nature and all its living creatures. It promises a life that is more liberated, healthier and more beautiful than anything mankind has known if we only have the courage and the meekness to seize that life.