Obviously, religions are used or were used for very earthly and political purposes. However, true spiritualism is beyond politics and ethics and herd-oriented thinking.
Secular and religious societies aren't opposed to each other, they are the two sides of the same coin. Secular societies take all their values from traditional societies, in this sense we haven't had a modernist society yet. Look at for example Russia pre-revolution and post-revolution, most of their values remained the same, only the symbols changed and the ruling caste. Basically, in a communist "secular" society and in a hardcore religious traditional society life was the same mostly. Instead of looking at things in "religious vs secular" false view, we should look at it like this "esoteric modernist vs traditional (religious/secular)".
Esoteric, spiritualist society would be the true modern society. The closest we had to this in the West was Nazi Germany and sadly they screwed it up by placing the emphasis on traditional values like blood, race, Fatherland, etc. If it didn't have these faults stemming from sheep mentality Nazi Germany could have been a very creative and spiritualist country which could have influenced Western thought and led the West into a new golden age. Alas, Nazi Germany had some good ideas in adopting Asian and pagan esoteric concepts but ultimately it was built on Christian Crusader values. Still traditional values, but the more violent traditional values instead of the humanism of the so called progressive societies.
The time for a truly modern and esoteric society in the West has yet to come. Because make no mistake, modernism and progress is only possible through spiritualism and occultism, these things are needed nowadays in the West to stimulate the old culture's blood. Our culture is very tired and in need of something new, that would give it back its will to power and will to fight.>>289600>>289595
We don't need to conserve and preserve traditional values at all, in fact we should need new values entirely. Throw traditional and moral values into the trash bin where they belong and aim for new heights and new depths. Both secular and religious societies were concerned with raising Good, Virtous, Useful, Moral citizens. This has been the backbone of every society we had. While we should have created a more ruthless, cruel, power-hungry, amoral and creative generation that isn't afraid of walking all over values, whether they are #metoo and #blacklivesmatter secular "progressive" values or the "God, Nation, Family" religious conservative package.