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It is the fundamentalists every where who confuse the symbolism of religion (requiring constant re-interpretation) with the certainties attributed to science, and who thereby, transpose symbols into a false certainty, seeking moral and spiritual refuge in a reversion to tenets and premises, long since bereft of any useful significance.
In the contemplation of all this, one arrives at the disturbing conception that the destiny of the monotheistic religions may have reached its apogee (climax). By separating good from evil, Heaven from Hell, and Creation from Destruction (organically, continuous and simultaneous), together with the apparently insoluble dilemma of a good, omnipotent god, being responsible for evil. Religions have unwittingly spelt out the basic premise for the progress of science. It is the inescapable presence of the nuclear bomb, proving the common denominator in the fusion of matter, and energy, which has finally vindicated the unitary claim of monotheism, in its own terrible terms. The bomb, with its menacing power, bids fair to become the new idol and is equivalent to the petrified fertility symbol, the lingam (dick – phallus) in Hindu temples.
The intrinsic oneness of both lingam, and bomb, containing in the lingam the numberless seeds of procreation (sex), and in the bomb the numberless atoms released into destruction, are very potent symbols. Here indeed are two facets. The beliefs preceding the monotheistic, generally referred to as pagan, and animist, with their worship of all life inherent in nature and man, and the other, the bomb, inimical to life, and yet, paradoxically, god like. Here indeed, are our two oneness’s, awaiting synthesis (the combination of components to make a connected whole). Yehudi Menuhin, Article 1989.