Spherons of Harmony: The Third Way of Religions Reconciliation toTransit fromIndustrial Barbarism to Harmonious Civilization
By Leo Semashko and Rudolf Siebert
Joint presentation for the 41th International Course on the “The Future of Religion: Civilization or Barbarism?”
IUC, Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 24- 29, 2017
As I, Siebert wrote: "In the perspective of this year’s discourse, which is devoted to the project of Future of Religion: Civilization of Barbarism?, there will be no survival of a civilized human species without the reconciliation of a new religion and a new enlightenment. That is our presupposition! Our main question is, how such a new religion and enlightenment can possibly come about in the face of a large plurality of diverse, positive, historical religions and secular enlightenment movements, and their different moral codes?" (This is repeated in 2018:http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=740).
One of the new and fundamental answers to these questions proposes the discovery of Spherons - universal harmonious classes of the population, employed in four spheres of social production and constituting a deep societal structure of the social genetic code and of all human history. This discovery first arose 40 years ago as a hypothesis in Tetrasociology of Leo Semashko, which grew into the special philosophical and sociological theory of Spherons and which formed the foundation of "Global Peace Science", created in the GHA during 12 years and substantiated both theoretically and statistically/empirically by efforts of 174 coauthors from 34 countries, including coauthors of this paper: http://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf. My (Siebert) short evaluation of this theory is contained in my review of it: "Tetrasociology of Spherons": http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=747.
In the most concise form, the proposed solutions of the Spherons theory are expressed in the following theses, which will be developed in the post-Seminar article.
Thesis 1. God created the eternal structure and architecture of the human body, laying it compactly into the human genome, which the human discovered for himself only in the 20th century after Christ. He also created the eternal structure and architecture of society that persists in any of its transformations and ensures its permanent survival - the deep societal structure of the Spherons of social harmony, disharmony of any temporary, transitory parts of which (Partons) is not able to overcome its harmonious stability and eternity. Spherons constitute the eternal social genome of society, its divine and natural harmonious nature that Immanuel Kant was already aware of. In Spherons, in the social genome, as in the human genome, science has risen to the Divine level, to a level of understanding of Divine truth and the religions that accept these Divine truths rise to the highest scientific level ensuring the reconciliation of religions in the social harmony of Spherons, most of whom are believers.
Thesis 2. The scientific discovery of the four constant spheres of social production (early Marx), autopoiesis, self-production (Umberto Maturana) and the corresponding Spherons - eternal harmonious classes of the population reveal the Creator's deep intention to create the Kingdom of God in society on Earth, ensuring execution of His Golden Rule in mass and collective order of all people living on the Earth.
Thesis 3. In the 21st century, Christ resurrected in the discovery of the Divine Spherons, in the harmony and love of the Spherons, for the Spherons and through the Spherons, to show humanity through two thousand years a third, true, harmonious, peaceful, just, truly and humane way in the love of the Spherons as the genetic reality of шеы future, coming from Him, from Allah, as from every peaceful god.
Thesis 4. Jus or Lex Talionis is the right or the law of retribution, which expresses the right of disharmony and violence as an individual, as well as separate nation-states. In contrast, the Golden Rule expresses the law / law of harmony and non-violence of individuals as well as religions, nations, states and all mankind, which is realized by Spherons.
Thesis 5. Spherons act as actors of the Kingdom of God on Earth according to the Golden Rule of all religions. All religions know this rule for an individual but only through understanding the Spherons they get knowledge of this uniting rule for all people together as a single family of different peoples, ethnoses, groups and states. The scientific theory and philosophy of Spherons provides a single harmonious scientific worldview of mankind in the 21st century, integrating world religions.
Thesis 6. Harmonious unity and reconciliation of religions or unity of religions in the harmonious Golden Rule is the harmonious unity of the four eternal Spherons. The Golden Rule at the level of separate people/believers was incapable to reconcile religions during more than 2,000 years. only the Golden Rule of Religions at global level of Spherons, supplementing its individual level, can ensure the reconciliation of religions. Naturally, global peace of mankind can only come through the reconciliation of religions based on the Spherons harmony. The reality of the Spherons, their theory as the center of a new spirituality and the new "Global Peace Science" provide the emergence of a new religion and a new era of Enlightenment, which the GHA has proclaimed since 2006, with its first book: "Harmonious Era Calendar" http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=131.
Thesis 7. Therefore, reconciliation of religions and achievement of global peace is realized through the Spherons harmony. They provide the third, harmonious and fair way of development for humanity in a harmonious civilization, fundamentally different from the equally vicious, disharmonious and violent ways of capitalism and socialism as forms of industrial barbarism. (Pope John Paul II defined them as two evils of our time). These ideas were formulated by me (Siebert) in more detail in my article in "Global Peace Science" and in my letter to President Trump in February 2017: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=51.
Thesis 8. The eternity of a harmonious union of science and religion is in the understanding of their mutual complementarity in infinite knowledge of Infinite Divine Creation of Harmony, which religion tries to understand as a whole by its faith and science tries to know in parts, by the steps of the human socio-cultural evolution. The discovery and theory of Spherons is an important new step in this evolution and in reconciliation of religions through the Spherons harmony. At this level, it becomes clear to scientists and believers that God created the eternal genetic code to save life on Earth. Science discovered it only in the second half of the 20th century. To preserve society on Earth, God created a deep societal structure of Spherons harmony as an eternal social genetic code. Its discovery and scientific explanation at the beginning of the 21st century promises the reconciliation of world religions on its basis and global peace to the human community on Earth in harmony with the Divine Nature.
Thesis 9. The whole question now is in the dialogue, discussion, development and understanding of this discovery by scientists, believers and all world citizens. How quickly its understanding and enlightenment will begin in it, so the realization of this discovery will begin quickly and vice versa: how long it will delay the reconciliation of religions and global peace will be postponed for so long.
Thesis 10. Capitalism and communism as forms of an industrial antagonistic and disharmonious civilization were incapable to reconcile world religions and only exacerbated their relations up to direct confrontation and the emergence of fundamentalist terrorist semi-state entities that revive barbarism and intimidate the rest world. The reconciliation of world religions, as well as the solution of all other global problems insoluble for industrialism, is possible only on the third path, on the way of conscious building a harmonious civilization by conscientious global harmonious actors - SPHERONS on the worldwide scientific basis of their ideology of HARMONISM beyond the traditional partial/class and warring mutually exclusive disharmonious ideologies of capitalism and communismimpotent before barbarism.
Thesis 11. The Golden Rule of Religions operates constantly and completely only at the level of the Harmony Spherons. At the level of their parts - Partons and individuals, it acts sporadically. Only conscious Spherons will be able to ensure the harmony of the Golden Rule at all levels of humanity. History has shown that the reconciliation of religions is impossible on any traditional social path, including the industrial paths of capitalism and communism. All historical paths were disharmonious, partial, chaotic, spontaneous, and therefore doomed to change. Only a harmonious, holistic, orderly and conscious way on the basis of science of the deep structural harmony of the universal Spherons is adequate to the harmonious nature of human and humanity and ensures a stable interfaith harmony in the whole long perspective of the future, in which everyone is interested: world religions, spherons and their various believers.
Leo M. Semashko, Ph.D. (Philosophy), RANH Professor; Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA) since 2005; GHA Honorary President since 2016; State Councilor of St. Petersburg; Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony; Author of more than 400 scientific publications, including 18 books in 1-12 languages; Author of Tetrism as the unity of Tetraphilosophy and Tetrasociology – science of social harmony, global peace and harmonious civilization; Director: Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia; Director, GHA Web portal “Peace from Harmony”: http://peacefromharmony.org; Initiator, Manager, Coauthor and Editor in Chief of the book project “Global Peace Science” (GPS): http://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf.
Address: St-Petersburg, Russia; Phone: +7(812)-597-6571
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Rudolf J. Siebert, PhD, Professor of Religion and Society in the Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He develops the Critical Theory of Society and Religion presented in about 300 scientific publications in 1-12 languages, including 28 books and 35 chapters. He is the leading researcher of the world religions Golden Rule as the first conscious principle of social harmony. Director of the two international courses: 1. "Future of Religion" in Dubrovnik, Croatia since 1975, and 2. "Religion in Civil Society" in Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine since 1999. He is the "Peace from Harmony" and GHA founder in 2005 and has the GHA highest Honorary Title: World Harmony Creator (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=513).GHA Ambassador of Peace and Disarmament from Golden Rule Harmony for the US.
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