Sharing the love for music with others is almost
what I talk about when I try to predict or imagine
The Next Future Faith.
Music has norms for how to behave. Interpretations
that a group of music lovers share. diversity among
the different traditions. Classic music in Europe does
not sound like Classic music in Turkey or Irak or Persia
or India or Japan or so many different ways to be Classic.
Folk music being so diverse the world over.
Music theory almost as detailed and debated
like Theology. The acts of playing being a bit
like religious ritual that it is almost as sacred
and taken seriously even if just playing for fun.
The concentration and listening to each other
and cooperating in imagining or performing the
music together to make a whole out of all the details.
I just ramble sorry. But there is something sacred about music too.
Jazz musicians got very upset about the commercial exploitation
they saw Rock’nRoll to be using a mix of style like Blues and Boggie
and Country and HillBilly and Shuffle and terms I have no idea what it is.
Jazz musicians found the simplicity of Rock to be almost a sin or
a breach of agreement or a cheating or a faked music or to not be music.
I’ve come to the conclusion that some atheist take religion even more serious
than many believers. One guy in another forum told them about his religion.
It is an accepted branch of one of the oldest religions and they did not accept
his believe to be a real religion. To them what he did was a modern version
of an old religious tradition and not the old real religion itself.
Take my naive notion that it should be okay for me to start already now
to believe in a coming Next Future Faith. I will have to take on faith without
any evidence for it that in the far future there will exist a religion that
gets approved of by those living then and that that religion started by
me sawing the seed of it by my naive writing.
When I tell that to fellow atheist they find it ridiculous. Not a real religion.
A bit like the Jazz musicians finding Rock to be too simplistic and fake.
Real atheists don’t do things like Fred do and real atheist don’t believe
in Next Future Faith. Atheist lack belief in God.
I think it is obvious that I am not a good thinker.
To get you going on what a religion is I give this link.
it has a quote in it that goes to The Encyclopedia of Philosophy
It lists traits of religions rather than declaring religion to be one thing or another, arguing that the more markers present in a belief system, the more”religious like” it is:
Belief in supernatural beings (gods).
A distinction between sacred and profane objects.
Ritual acts focused on sacred objects.
A moral code believed to be sanctioned by the gods.
Characteristically religious feelings (awe, sense of mystery, sense of guilt, adoration), which tend to be aroused in the presence of sacred objects and during the practice of ritual, and which are connected in idea with the gods.
Prayer and other forms of communication with gods.
A world view, or a general picture of the world as a whole and the place of the individual therein. This picture contains some specification of an over-all purpose or point of the world and an indication of how the individual fits into it.
A more or less total organization of one’s life based on the world view.
A social group bound together by the above.
Read how they have a very similar definition that is their preferred view.