Any way of life that does not have or include a spiritual aspect will always lack a broad appeal. Furthermore, it can never supplant a way of life that has a conflicting spirituality. Recently a blog post by Bacozoo titled NewMitraism: A New Vision proposed one path. While I respect those that walk the path of paganism it is not for everyone.
Another spiritual path is found in pantheism. This religious tradition holds that the universe is one and all is part of the divine. Pantheism should hold special meaning to advocates of petlove since all living things are united in the whole. It recognizes that we are all animals and parts of the circle of life. As we are all a part of the circle of life there is no reason to not be more fully united through the pleasure of sharing sexual intimacy. Such intimacy would be the highest form of affirming the divinity of the Universe and symbolically all parts of the divine Universe. It would be the highest form of worship.
An important tenet in this new faith is the belief that the Universe through its divinity would in time perform a miracle and gift us with the Holy One. Who would bridge the gulf between humanity and the divine Universe? While we are part of the Universe and therefore share in its divinity, that divinity far exceeds us. If we are to more fully partake in that divinity we must exceed ourselves. That requires that we go beyond ourselves. The miraculous birth from a woman and male non-human animal would prove to all the Universe’s divinity and love. This unique Being, the Holy One, would give humanity the wisdom we have always lacked and show us the path to transcend ourselves.
Every heterosexual act of intercourse between a woman and a male animal would be an offering of her fertility to the divine Universe. This beautiful union would be known as the Ritual of Life since on those occasions when a sperm fertilizes a woman’s egg, life is created no matter how brief. The sacrifice of men adherents shall be in the nature of sharing wives, daughters, sisters, nieces, and mothers with the divine Universe. The faithful will hope for that day in which the Holy One is conceived during the Ritual of Life and for the day the Holy One is born.
This new faith would be women-focused since it is only through women that the Holy One can be conceived and born. Women who intentionally offer their fertility, either entirely or in part, would be priestesses. The male animal partners of the priestesses would be priests. Only a priest can ordain a priestess. And only a priestess can ordain a priest. Perhaps in time, the custom will arise that once a family has enough daughters to sustain a human population that some of those daughters would offer their fertility only to priests.
Men who cannot find a mate within the new faith would serve as an evangelizing force to introduce women non-believers to the new faith for conversion. Otherwise, most marriages would be within the faith. Fertility being one of the chief values of the faith, would naturally encourage large families thereby increasing the faithful and the number of priestesses. Artificial birth control being contrary to fertility and reducing the possibility of conceiving the Holy One would be prohibited to the faithful. The timing of human children would be done through the women faithful offering their fertility to the divine Universe through the intermediary of a priest during her fertile period. This would simultaneously be protective of women’s health and the environment as well as increase the practice of the Ritual of Life.
Another important moral teaching of the new faith would be environmentalism. Because all of life is one it is important that human animals respect all life and be good stewards of our planet and any future planet we may inhabit. The third most important value of the faith is evangelizing. The more priestesses there are and the more times the offering of fertility is made the sooner the Holy One comes. It is through our the priestesses’ offering of fertility that the Universe is able to provide us the Holy One. The faithful should strive for the day when every woman is a priestess and every man expects every woman in his life to be a priestess.
Somewhere on this Earth, if not now then in the future, there is or will be the right priestess and the right priest who will unite in the Ritual of Life and bring us the Holy One. Only in the wisdom of the Holy One shall humanity and all life find its fulfillment.
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